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Who says I can't have a LASER?
Broke down and bought one of those 3018 PRO CNC table top machines.  So, now I can do the acrylic engraving and LASER blasting.   7 bloomin; watts (so it says...
Monday, 11 January 2021 - 01:16
Can't upload to "arduino" in studio7
Ok, I'm trying to use a library that is apparently only for Arduinos only, called FastLED for writing to the various 2812 type LEDs.   I've spent all day trying to get rid of...
Wednesday, 30 December 2020 - 01:36
Waterproofing suggestions....
I've been working on a project for our RV.  It's a lighted sign with our (and our dogs) names on it.   After several other tries (like EL panels), I found this on Amazon...
Friday, 18 December 2020 - 02:10
Moving on, to assembly. But a manual would be nice.
I have another small project (well, the same RV sign), and it calls for a much smaller device.   So I figured I'd delve into assembly again.  I know, i could do it...
Monday, 30 November 2020 - 02:03
Microchip Studio 7 (Version: 7.0.2542 - ) Locking up
I never had this issue before with Studio.   But now, I have to restart it about every 15 to 30 minutes.   It "seems" to be connected to the usage of the I/O...
Sunday, 22 November 2020 - 21:52
Can AVR's PWM go to zero?
  I'm trying to make a sign for our RV.  Solar charged (I hope, so far, no joy).  The processor will read the output of the solar cell, and based on the light...
Saturday, 21 November 2020 - 00:28
Anybody interfaced to a Meade motorized telescope base before?
I tossed the telescope (everything, except the moon, looked like just a dot of light, power baby, you need more power).  But I kept the motorized base. Finally opened it up...
Sunday, 15 November 2020 - 17:41
Selecting a "flavor" or something?
Sorry for my ignorance up front, and I wasn't sure how to phrase anything for a search.   I had been using code like: TCCR1B |= (1<<CS10) | (1<<WGM12);  ...
Sunday, 15 November 2020 - 17:25
"scuse me buddy, can you spare a few nano seconds?
Ok, back to playing with an LCD.  Took forever and a lot of head banging to realize that the "Busy Flag read", does not need (nor want) the Enable line to go low. ...
Tuesday, 8 September 2020 - 01:16
Suggest a good scope?
I have a Tektronix 222 and a 2430A.  The 222 is kinda handy, but not really good.  The 2430A is pretty good but outdated plus it's big and I have little space right now...
Tuesday, 1 September 2020 - 21:36
Anybody have any data on Pittman HP plotter motor with shaft encoder?
I salvaged a bunch of these things out of some old HP desktop plotters one they went obsolete.  Nice little motor, 19V, with a little rotary encoder on the back end....
Monday, 10 August 2020 - 21:47
Anybody here use LTSpice?
I've had a version of it downloaded for a while, but never really got to use it much.   I mostly used Labcenters simulation stuff.  But found it doesn't quite do...
Monday, 3 August 2020 - 22:23

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