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121  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Solder/Sodder on: August 15, 2014, 09:53:48 pm
fodder   ... sodder  smiley-wink
Only if you're a modder.
122  Community / Bar Sport / Re: What Faggot means in the UK on: August 15, 2014, 09:44:25 pm
Do they still teach Icky Thump in Lancaster?
1) That's 'Ecky Thump and
2) It's Yorkshire.
Are you trying to restart the war of the roses?    smiley
123  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: what's this phenomenon called? on: August 15, 2014, 09:28:41 pm
The mantle has been passed, Mike, a long time ago.
Whether some of you guys can get that isn't my problem.
Oh you colonialist do make me laugh.

Here is a documentary about it
Was it Churchill who said that we are two countries separated by a common language?
124  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Bread Boards & wishful thinking? on: August 15, 2014, 08:50:04 pm
What would you ask of a Bread Board, other then 'better, tighter connections'?

 USB in/out?

 What would be your dream development 'Bread Board'?

Much more area.  Like a table-top.  3+ voltage rails, not just two, and bench supply
built in with multiple isolatable areas.  Failing a table top then a large brief-case
for portable demos.  Various goodies round the periphery is always nice, but
area area area.

Oh yes, 6 contacts per strip, not 5, of course.
If you're going that big, why limit it to 6 terminals? 10 would be better (5 for thin wires, 5 for thicker wires).
I'd include a built in multimeter, transistor tester, loudspeaker, battery holders of various sizes (for when you're not near a mains outlet) and a variable power supply. Also handy would be a set of compartments to hold components (some lined with antistatic material).
When you've added all those, you'll also need a crane to lift it.   smiley
125  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: How to use Interrupt() corretly on: August 15, 2014, 08:23:48 pm
If your wheel is turning at less than 1,000 RPM you don't need to shouldn't use interrupts. Just count the number of pulses in a given time and multiply by the circumference of the wheel. Look up 'state change detection'.
126  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Solder/Sodder on: August 15, 2014, 12:05:44 am
Holder, bolder, colder, folder... solder
127  Community / Bar Sport / Re: What Faggot means in the UK on: August 15, 2014, 12:00:14 am
Yes it is brown gravy.
I think the West Country Sauce is just marketing twaddle, I have never heard of it before either.
Neither have I, and I agree that it's marketing twaddle as the West Country isn't a legally defined area.
128  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: MATHS help reqired for HSI project. on: August 14, 2014, 11:29:51 pm
Just touching base.

As far as I know/understand/believe, I have uploaded the sketch.

I don't understand why I got an e-mail reply saying someone had responded but there are no replies I can see.

There is/was a problem with this site about replies.
Sorry, that was me. I didn't see the attachment until after I'd posted my comment. I then deleted the post.
129  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Keyboard codes for special characters on: August 14, 2014, 11:19:45 pm
Google ASCII codes.
130  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Holy Crap Lightning Strike Damage! on: August 11, 2014, 08:44:57 pm

About 3/4ths in after he's finished showing off the pictures, check out the cb radio and the damage caused by a strike, that's insane!
About 15 years ago there was a lightening strike about 100ft from my house. It damaged a neighbours house quite severely (it demolished his chimney and set fire to some of the interior) and damaged another neighbour's TV, presumably through the aerial. But what was more surprising was that it blew up my telephone and (dial-up) modem. My telephone service cable runs underground until it enters my house!
131  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Is it a standard to call outputs "Y" on ICs? on: August 11, 2014, 08:08:49 pm
It varies. Sometimes Y can be either an input or an output and Z is used to denote the opposite
(74HC4067 multiplexer/demultiplexer). Usually address pins are A (address), but sometimes S (select?). There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. Different manufacturers use different conventions.
132  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: what's this phenomenon called? on: August 11, 2014, 07:54:11 pm
Bipolar Power Supplies
<poor taste joke alert> Can you cure those with lithium batteries? </ptja>
133  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Op Amp Hilarity on: August 11, 2014, 07:44:55 pm
And then there is (or rather, was)
Have they been superceeded by the F&*%|^!' Fast version?  smiley-grin
134  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Running only one concurrent instance of a function on: August 11, 2014, 07:10:36 pm
How, by definition, can the only one of a thing be concurrent?
He alone is unanimous in his definition...
135  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: connecting servo to motor shield on: August 11, 2014, 06:46:31 pm
Both wrong this is just the standard problem with motor shields and servo. the PWM for the speed control on the motor uses the same timer as servo.h uses to control the servo and this screws things up. Rule of thumb - you can not use servo with a motor shield. Try newservo - look in the playground.

Check the Adafruit website. They claim their motor shield works with both at the same time.
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