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Client software / Pulse Counter wrong transistion.
I just found this ... it might be fix tho ...

When I select Channel 0  I get  transistion up 0 down 1
When I select Channel 1  I get  transistion up 1 down 0    (wrong)

I'm using  0.9.7 release before the SP1, I didn't have time to install the last version.
EDIT: same behavior with 0.9.7SP1
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General discussion / Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?
[quote author="tayken"]Hey, I use the same box! Got mine from 100 yen store. One for capacitors and one for resistors. :)[/quote]

lol I stole mine from my mother , I put all her pills in a glass and ran away with the boxe !!!

Joke I got my box from ebay, hard bottom plastic and clear cover !
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General discussion / Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?
I got a pretty lamp frame from the dumpster few weeks ago, "the electronics" is burn by I like the frame  design ...
so yesterday I got few 4 leds square ($1.50each)  and a switch from the surplus store nearby :o)
I have few 12volt dc adapter laying around so I will reused one of them.

Tests,
2 squares will be enough, each square need 12v and 75mA.

so this week I will take some time to drill some holes, build some bracket, wire few things .... 
and maybe have a new dumpster lamp !!

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General discussion / Re: Pic 18F2550 USB CDC and Android ?
[quote author="Graham242"]The USB serial for android lib claims it supports CDC/ACM, so it's worth a try using their example code and see what happens. I suspect you'll need to add the PID/VID you're using to UsbId.java and the definition into CdcAcmSerialDriver.java.[/quote]


Well in fact it does works at least for making connection tests :o)
I had to add the PID/VID definitions in both UsbId.java, CdcAcmSerialDriver.java and also add permission filter in xml ...

So thumb up for that lib :o) 

I might not used it tho,  I might rewrite a part of that, in a real slim way in my application...

:-)
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Project logs / Re: why not hack my flash destroyer ! :oP
So ! ....
2 years later, here an update on living with my dangerous Flash Destroyer hack !!!

First off,  front and back picture :o)





I added few things since its birth ...

A battery for the real time clock,  really handy when you reprogram code and you don't want to lose the current time ...
4 buttons who are routed to the bottom left header, and who connect to the IO chip with green jumpers.
Some kind of feet, printed on my Prusa2 clone :o)

So what is it life since 2 years ??
well this is my principal clock on my desk and I use it from time to time has a prototype board.
So it turn out pretty handy and I still love the look, (and the weird look of people looking at it)  :o)

I added software to helping me with things.
There's 3 different kind of clocks, 
a standard clock, date display, 
another alternating hour - date clock,
and clock with strange font...

After than I have menus to display the read out off the IO chip.
and few entry points to custom piece of code I want to used or test,
related to breadboard use or piece off code I want to try.

Ex.  I used it to test a generic soft timer package, trigger at day-time like... 
I used the IO for triggering a 433mhz  kind of beacon for a while ...
and used input mode to validate a 4 lines status of a thing I built...


So everything was fine until just before last Xmas ....  It suddently started to  reset itself ....
Geez I thought it was dying !  so I tested all chips , just to find the IO chip was going mad after few i2c messages , wierd...
After swapping the chip, it was like new :o)

Since then I used it few days, for adapting the microchip USB stack,  it took me a bit, cause MC, did not fully port their usb cdc exemples niether their stack to the xc8 compiler ... ( I cannot used the DP usb stack for the next project :o( )

So now it is working, the next step is to find an Android driver who emulated a serial port (usb CDC) and link my cheap android tablet to my cool hack !!  Anyone have done that here ? 

:-)

so what is the life of your dangerous things ! ?  :o)
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Bus Pirate Support / Re: What have you used your Bus Pirate for?
Since few months I basically used my BP for  tests of some i2c chips.
I loved it so much that I did patch the firmware to have it display read values in different formats ! 
Thanks to developers here this is now include in the last beta :-) 

here an example of a dump of a standard DS1307 clock ,  rx  display in hexadecimal, rd decimal, rb binary  ....
I2C>[0xd0 0x00 [0xd1 rx:3 rd rx:3 rb rx:56]
I2C START BIT
WRITE: 0xD0 ACK
WRITE: 0x00 ACK
I2C START BIT
WRITE: 0xD1 ACK
READ: 0x14 ACK 0x21 ACK 0x17
READ: ACK 4
READ: ACK 0x29 ACK 0x08 ACK 0x12
READ: ACK 0b00000011
READ: ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK
0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK
0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK
0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK
0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK
0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK
0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK 0x00 ACK
0x00
NACK
I2C STOP BIT
I2C>
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General discussion / Re: LOLs of the day
I stumped on this few weeks ago looking for "hct" ics ...
http://http://www.ebay.ca/itm/GENERIC-IC74HCTLS74AN-FNFP-IC74HCTLS74AN-/230829508490?pt=BI_Control_Systems_PLCs&hash=item35be82c78a

Yes it is right $25 for 1 DLatch !  They are cool tho they added more shipping services to Canada, now the lowest is only $28, when I checked they had only express shipping  for $115.
Yes I sent them a message, and YES it is for 1 ic only !!!

Another ebay seller sold me few for 0.25 each with free shipping...

Since that time I'm thinking to open a store and sell all my old ( but not used)  "ls" family ic stock,  at only $20 each !!!

:o)
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General discussion / Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?
[quote author="tayken"]Got a total of 4 NRF24L01+ modules with different antenna designs. Will test them today with my Bus Pirates.
[/quote]

:-) 
I also bought  2 like your at the bottom ...
It will be interesting if you compare both type of module !

I also bought inductor kits,  I only had few specific values so a more complete kit is nice
I got it on auction, seller still have some kits on auction :-)
http://http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1uH-to-1mH-Inductors-Assorted-Kit-37-Values-185-PCS-SKU149001-/271158815382?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f22532a96

All my iems will be traveling to here for many more days tho ...
:-)
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General discussion / Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?
[quote author="ian"]
Quote
I set a max bid of either $0.99 or $1.26 depending on the item on about 300 auctions over the course of a few days and in about 25 of them I was the winner.
Amazing! And the trickle of random stuff will be a treat for weeks to come![/quote]

It feels like it is Xmas everyday for me, I ordered a bunch of stuff too from ebay, but you never know what you will find in your mailbox !

Last week I got  jumpers !!!
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I had a small bag with few tens of them always handy when you play with computer parts ...
but misplaced it during xmas time ...
I went to my local pc parts place ... they sell them something like $1 for 10 jumpers !!!  WTF !
So I ordered a BAG of them  a 1000 jumpers ! for $8 ,  I will have jumpers for the rest of my life for sure ! :oP
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General discussion / Re: Does aging parts cause Windows to slow down??
"Does aging parts cause Windows to slow down??"

Nope windoze fall apart alot faster than any hardware will drift !
One of Windoze greatest achievement is its super marketing product life cycle !

endless 2 years cycle market strategy
buy the new Windoze ( so better than the old one, with NO bugs),  give Bill few $100 
add patches over the first year
crash so often for the rest of life than you need to reinstall all stuff
time to trash it for good , restart the cycle
:-/

This life cycle is so well accepted than alot of products are now made to break after 2 or 3 years !

It wasn't like that long time ago ...
I have few old 30 years old computer still running fine !
:-/