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16  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: header block tails are TOO SHORT. WHERE can I get the good ones? on: June 13, 2014, 04:01:22 pm
Both the USB jack and the power jack are universally available in much smaller sizes that provide the same or better reliability and capability.

No excuse for any board to still be using the gargantuan stone age connectors. They are neither stronger, more reliable, nor provide more capability than the smaller options.

I never understood the logic of using 0603 and 0402 SMD components to construct the boards and then slapping the dinosaur equivalent of USB and power jacks on them.
17  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Anyone ever try this? on: June 13, 2014, 01:01:41 am
I completely concur.
18  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: [SOLVED] I adapted a scematic, PROBLEM: I'm a noob on: June 12, 2014, 11:13:49 pm
My concern is the vast number of power supplies that claim to be "regulated" but in fact put out far in excess of their "regulated" voltage.

Obviously only the OP knows the quality of his power supply.
19  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: [SOLVED] I adapted a scematic, PROBLEM: I'm a noob on: June 12, 2014, 10:48:50 pm
If the voltage is regulated to EXACTLY 5V that is true, but I would not trust any power supply that did not cost several times the price of the Arduino to maintain that EXACT 5V level.
20  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Anyone ever try this? on: June 12, 2014, 09:51:49 pm
The one I posted from Amazon is less than 1/3 the price, and throws in bluetooth. I figured the OP can scavenge the ELM327 chip to use in his own project at a great price.
21  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / PLC Analog Input Module With Arduino on: June 12, 2014, 08:36:13 pm
http://program-plc.blogspot.com/2014/06/plc-analog-input-module-with-arduino.html
22  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: [SOLVED] I adapted a scematic, PROBLEM: I'm a noob on: June 12, 2014, 05:22:29 pm
I may be reading it wrong, but I see the external 5V supply connected to the 5V pin instead of the Vin pin - that's not good for the lifespan of the Arduino.
23  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: i need help for my graduation project on: June 12, 2014, 04:17:52 pm
Doing degree completion for money could be disastrous because we would be unleashing completely unqualified engineers on the world and some of them will be designing things that could cause you harm.

With the internet and many documented  cases of plagiarism and cheating in school many students (the OP I am sure does not fall into this category) many engineering students have never been confronted with a problem that a million people have not already done, documented it put it on the web etc.  As I would tell my engineering students no one is going to pay you much money to answer questions that have already been asked.  The hardest problem assigned in your 4 years of class will be easier than a very simple project out in the field.

My attempt at humor failed - not uncommon for me.  LOL
24  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Stepper wont turn. jitters in place on: June 12, 2014, 03:53:46 pm
Current is not "pushed" to a device - the device "draws" the current that it needs. A motor that needs 5V, 20A can be safely connected to a 5V, 100A supply - the power supply will not "push" 100A into the motor.

There is no limit to the current capability of a power supply that you connect to an Arduino, the VOLTAGE is what matters.

You will want to power all the devices from the power supply itself, not the Arduino.

25  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: 315mhz or 433mhz FCC rules on: June 12, 2014, 03:31:26 pm
under "Any" it says 200 uV/m @3m, .  is that means 3 minutes of continuous transmission?

It clearly does.  Audio and video senders are an obvious examples of continuous transmission, whereas slightly higher power levels are permitted for low and very low duty cycle (that was the word I was looking for earlier) transmission.

It clearly does NOT mean 3 minutes. That is referring to field strength at 3 meters distance from the antenna.

I am not aware of any limits, as several devices that fall into the category of low-power, non-licensed transmitters such as cordless phones, baby monitors, etc are not time limited in any manner.
26  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Anyone ever try this? on: June 12, 2014, 02:54:26 pm
Scavenge parts from this?

http://www.amazon.com/ELM327-Bluetooth-Diagnostic-Scanner-Scantool/dp/B0051CAE1C
27  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: How hard would it be to build something similar to this? on: June 12, 2014, 01:35:42 pm
Have you considered using one of the DDS signal generators? AD9850, DDS-60, etc?
28  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: i need help for my graduation project on: June 12, 2014, 01:14:59 pm
Perhaps we should start a "Graduation Project Completion" business and then donate the proceeds to Massimo...
29  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: How hard would it be to build something similar to this? on: June 12, 2014, 11:36:43 am
If you want to be taken seriously then don't post inappropriate comments. Do you think that impresses people? Does it make you feel like a big man? It makes you look petty and foolish.

I reported your post, hopefully it's removed and you get a temporary ban, as my son uses this site and it's 100% WRONG for him to have to come across the vulgar rantings of petty, foolish people.

Vulgarity simply points out the ignorance of the person using it, and very, very few people are willing to help those that attack them with vulgarity.

Pretty Funny,

I ask for help with a project,

NOBODY responds....

I post something that might help one out, but it contains a controversial comment....

a lot of people jump on it.

Talk is cheap!
30  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Which Handheld Oscilloscope? on: June 02, 2014, 12:54:46 pm
For a USB oscilloscope nothing beats this for anywhere near the price
http://www.sainsmart.com/tools-equipments/oscilloscope-dso/sainsmart-dds/sainsmart-dds-140-40m-200m-s-virtual-oscilloscope-signal-generator.html

I have this with the signal generator and logic analyzer plugins. This gives me a true two channel ~30MHz oscilloscope, 8 channel 100MHz logic analyzer, and 20MHz signal generator for equal to or less than the price of the DSO Quad.

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