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1171  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Likelihood of fake atmega8 on: March 13, 2012, 01:53:39 pm
How likely is it that they are fake/made by someone other than atmel or me mishandling them that has caused them to become more and more difficult?

typo here please reframe the statement.

Weaker print doesn't mean that the ATmega is fake ,Please drop this notion forever because i have many ATmega including i got from original Arduino all are weak print.

I had 4 ATmega168's ,2 ATmega8 one free othe loaded with Bootloader, 3 328P's all are dull printed.

Now at the point of only one of them returning an id other than 0xffffff...

Please clarify further.
1172  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Erase Bootloader? on: March 13, 2012, 01:45:20 pm
Bootloader is a programme that GIVEN its loaded onto the chip rests itself locked at one place in the chip and it stores the incoming Binary in the rest of the space on flash memory of the chip.

or else if its not there like in your case if you Burn the chip then the flash memory gets programmed from the very first memory block of flash over riding the Bootloader as a result.
1173  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Im Sorry.....R.I.P. on: March 13, 2012, 01:24:19 pm
Graynomad is right. Internally the most of integrated circuits only work with magic steam.

But why it is called Magic Steam any explanation to that ,any specific composition of that smoke that makes Mr,Rob define it like this or its only this that it happens due to fumes(because fine wires burn) within the chip that become stuck in a closed frame and blast out?

Back in tech school (1991) I remember a student hooked up a 555 backward

Some old memories  smiley-razz revived!
1174  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: using a digitalpin to check for 5v on a wire on: March 13, 2012, 12:29:47 pm
Directly give it a connection via some small 150-200ohm resistance and use in the code offcourse after setting pin as input.
please make sure the input is max 5v DC.

1175  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Arduino relay control - Why the resistor and transistor? on: March 13, 2012, 12:22:53 pm

Well a lot my Seniors CrossRoads and Crosh have defined  already.
but on following:

So the Arduino is limited to an output of 5V @ 35mA?

I want to say that it's a lot(the current), always the Micro-ontrollers which ever you take up whether they are picaxe(another nice forum backed microcontroller) also the many others like PIC, Parallel Propeller etc all supply current nearby this level only, The thing they are there to process the code made by you and then achieve the final result via. supporting circuitry the same you are doing now giving resistance and diode and a relay to handle high current stuff.
                                                      Not only Microcontroller/Microprocessor's work like this other sort of IC's also call for supporting circuitry to achieve a goal.
1176  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Arduino UNO Birthday Cake! on: March 13, 2012, 08:38:09 am
Wow, your mum rocks! Happy Birthday mate!

My mom, your mom, everybody's mom is already super cool for their respective Kids! its just that his mom is a good observationist and also accepts deeply what her boy loves to do or learn towards.

Happy Birthday! kid anyways Hope you shine like a star in life like Power LED on a Arduino and may success in your life speeds up like Tx Rx LED speedily blink when you load code.

EDIT:  smiley-cool ICSP got 6 pins!  smiley , I think she also loves this stuff a lot bring her on Arduino forum sometime.  smiley
1177  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Im Sorry.....R.I.P. on: March 13, 2012, 08:07:48 am
Mostly plastic

there's a bio degradable plastic type material too , do any of these guys manufacturing IC's use it?
1178  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Ammo Counter for airsoft on: March 13, 2012, 04:09:22 am
Upgrade the wrist thingy to a GLCD. You can get a 128 x 160

Don't you think its too big  for a wrist  even a GLCD 128x64 is Big also the size of a Wrist mountable LCD would be > Wrist watch as much big as it doesnot become a overhead on your wrist.

I think the LCD the one i attached is the most appropriate, rest is your choice  smiley-mr-green
1179  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Im Sorry.....R.I.P. on: March 13, 2012, 04:01:08 am
Hi Sir Rob , can you elaborate what is in the chip at that point? apart from silicon
1180  Community / Bar Sport / Im Sorry.....R.I.P. on: March 13, 2012, 02:03:46 am
This is the ATmega168 that i BitBang loaded the Bootloader on it by hacking a 2009 has given its best service to me until i was struggling with a circuit and in tension i FORGOT to unplug the pin's of the clone loaded with this CHip from Breadboard where high AC electricity was running.

2nd ATmega that i killed in last 1.5 year's both have been 168's, The first i killed not that badly while i was Boot-loading it with Parallel Programmer.

1181  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Schools in session; help carefully... on: March 13, 2012, 01:46:45 am
some of the oddest, narcissistic and egotistical people on the planet are programmers.

Ya i have experienced that, it happen's , However it's because its a power akin to a power enjoyed by Sorcerer in the past that he used to empower the king by making Magical stuff but many fail to realize that with power comes the responsibility to act in a manner that is OK if not polite.

I think the help goes in Stages like:

1) Someone comes with an idea in the first place in the Project Guidance


2) He is guided at stage 1 accordingly he brings desired items/ingredients to make it happen.


3) He is allowed to work his mind with the ingredients bought at second stage.


4) Real help comes here(or should come here!) as here he faces the main problem , if the candidate has made his way here at this 4th stage from the 1st one he is a original candidate and must be helped further, However the ones who drop - in straight at this stage their concern seems ambiguous as whether they want to learn or are just there to get things done for themselves by other's.


1182  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Arduino acting as a HID on: March 13, 2012, 12:12:25 am
Apart from the Teensy option given above you have following 2 options to choose from:

1) You can use a PS/2 mouse and code the arduino with the PS/2 protocol.

2) Using a USB host shield (goto >> website) This is the easiest and i want you should not go for it because easy ways let learning less.
1183  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Need Guidance w/ Ethernet Shield on: March 13, 2012, 12:08:26 am
Yes it is possible and you have the options to use one from Ethernet shield w/o PoE and Ethernet Shield with PoE(powering facility in same cable).
1184  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Ammo Counter for airsoft on: March 13, 2012, 12:05:25 am
I understand the functioning and according to that i will suggest not to have the LCD screen on the gun and if you want to have one then please do check out the Nokia 6100 type LCD that is color and can aid you in other stuff too, if your gun is big (something like AK or M) then LCD would look good on it as it also has place to get mounted try to mount it on side with LCD facing you so you can have the stats always visible while Aiming then you can also insert in functions like infrared camera on the gun and showing stuff in LCD at night.Pretty cool i think
1185  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Serving webpages from SD card including live sensor data on: March 12, 2012, 11:50:48 pm
An ethernet arduino shield with SD card on it will provide the hardware the rest is code.


if you can get a chipkit/Maple or OLIMEX STM32 they are arduino compatible with the Arduino IDE and have a SD card slot on them(though card is not included) , then you can utilize the WiFi shield to serve webpages , the one like Async labs v1 or v2 is a nice thing that will get you started with a boost.
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