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1  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Places to buy on: April 12, 2011, 04:44:51 pm
A couple of others:

http://www.bgmicro.com/
http://www.futurlec.com/

Also, see Lady Ada's list:

http://ladyada.net/wiki/findingparts/hobbyist
2  Community / Bar Sport / Re: New OSHW logo on: April 11, 2011, 10:18:09 am
I know about the selection of the OSHW logo (I've been following it since the final open hardware definition was announced); I think mowcius was asking about the OSI logo I posted above. smiley
3  Community / Bar Sport / Re: New OSHW logo on: April 11, 2011, 09:27:32 am
Beyond the FAQ on OSI's website, I don't think so; there's a long history of mentions regarding the logo in the board meeting minutes, but I wasn't able to find anything that talked about what the criteria for the original logo were, or how they went about selecting it.
4  Community / Bar Sport / Re: New OSHW logo on: April 10, 2011, 09:51:18 am
Looking at it, the opening is in the shape of a keyhole, I may be looking too hard into it though...
Nope, you're seeing a keyhole. Compare to the Open Source Initiative logo:



And see the OSI FAQ, fifth question down. smiley
5  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: what is a very high-quality graphic/TFT LCD you'd recommend? on: March 23, 2011, 10:57:44 am
Try looking into OLED displays, rather than LCD, as you'll get significantly better display quality. One example on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/190341284553

$50, but obviously you're on your own as far as driving it. Looks like an S6E63D6 Samsung controller with an available SPI interface, and the display itself has both 262k and 65k color modes. (Actually, now I'm half-tempted to pick up one for myself... smiley)

For smaller quantities of stuff like this, anyone who resells from Taobao should be able to get you items like this. If you're needing displays in volume and need higher quality controls, you might want to talk to someone like Densitron or Pacer.
6  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Uno with screw terminals on: March 22, 2011, 11:33:55 am
For the archives, since engrjhnsn already solved this for himself: perhaps you could buy an original (unassembled) two-piece screwshield kit, and mount the components on the opposite sides of the boards? (Which should result in the wings facing inward instead of outward).
7  Development / Other Software Development / Re: Autoload of SerialMonitor after upload on: March 20, 2011, 05:24:54 pm
You might consider opening this as a feature request at the bug tracker: http://code.google.com/p/arduino/issues/entry
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Can you identify what is in this picture? on: March 18, 2011, 07:39:25 am
Heh - what tipped you off?
I probably would have gone with buttons or something like mercury, but then I checked the Internet to see if this wasn't a trick question. smiley-wink

And that periodic "table" is fantastic! I love that he's wasn't deterred at all by the prospect of storing the radioactive samples either. smiley-grin You're not exactly going to be using that as an everyday reference, so it doesn't matter much if you can't immediately identify the types of wood. I don't dare show that to my wife, she'd insist I start construction immediately. smiley-wink
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Can you identify what is in this picture? on: March 17, 2011, 05:05:19 pm
Plutonium. What do I win? smiley
10  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Which RGB display on: March 17, 2011, 05:02:45 pm
Well, somewhat; the 3.2" and 2.8" LCDs themselves are different, and some of these displays have different controllers hanging off them (ILI9325 for the 2.8" ITead and Adafruit screens, although I've seen others, and HX8347-A for the 3.2").

They're similar (usually SPI- or 8/16-bit-parallel-controllable), but are different enough to be a PITA. smiley-wink
11  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Which RGB display on: March 17, 2011, 04:05:31 pm
ITead has a few larger (2.4" and 3.2") touchscreen LCDs with shields:

http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3

Also, Adafruit has a 2.8" display and the Microtouch:

http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=37

Sparkfun has a 3.2" serial LCD as well:

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10089

Anyway, just a few ideas.
12  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Re: Need help with car digital dashboard on: March 12, 2011, 08:57:58 pm
You'll want to find the manufacturer's electrical manual for the car it's out of; in your case, a factory service manual for a Citroen C3. Typically, the manufacturer will have an excellent service manual that covers anything and everything relating to wiring for the car, including what the dash inputs are. One of the easiest ways to find what you're looking for would probably be to join a Citroen enthusiast's forum, and ask if anyone has a FSM they can scan the wiring diagram you need from. (I know in the Mitsubishi camp, there's quite a few forums you could ask on, and folks are generally happy to help if they can.)

You might also have luck with a Haynes/Chiltons-style of manual, but I've had very poor luck in the past with anything relating to pinouts and wiring diagrams with them.

Your other option is tracing circuits and trial and error; the dash is likely designed to operate at a poorly-regulated 11-15V, which might give you a starting point.

Hope this helps; good luck! smiley
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Where do we report SPAM? on: March 12, 2011, 11:26:25 am
Every post has a "Report to moderator" button on the bottom-right. smiley
14  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Nokia 6610 Display (Gravitech) on: March 11, 2011, 05:36:35 pm
You can manage rotation via MADCTL with the Philips controller (see page 43).

On the Epson controller (see page 30), I don't believe there is an equivalent command; you'll likely need to handle rotation and mirroring in software.
15  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Different results, Mac vs. Linux on: March 09, 2011, 04:16:36 pm
As a point of comparison, Fedora has been quite good at keeping up. My laptop (Fedora 14) is running avr-gcc 4.5.1 and avr-libc 1.7.0; so, a single point release out of date on both (as with Arduino; 0021 is the latest in the F14 repository, although the F15 package for 0022 works just fine).

Next, I'll talk about the best UNIX text editor. smiley-wink
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