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511  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Why "Electrons" on: November 12, 2013, 04:33:21 pm
Yes in which nothing has been exploited to the extent electromagnetism has.
512  Community / Bar Sport / Why "Electrons" on: November 12, 2013, 07:17:39 am
From living cells (voltaic creatures which produce 300v shocks to surrounding fish) to photovoltaic cells, even thermoelectric cells, and then we have chemical reactions which produce voltage..

with so many ways of producing voltage, i can't quite help but feel there's an alternative to an "electron" and we've missed it because we had no tool to measure it?....
513  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Interesting bench Swiss Army knife device on: November 12, 2013, 07:14:07 am
Euros... (For those who does not know what he means lol)

I'll pass for now i'm waiting on nano robots in a jar, you open it up sprinkle a few over the board you're working on and then they wireless bridge and automatically sort out the I2C, SPI, UART, JTAG, etc...

and when you're done turn board upside down, power down the nano bots, gently shake onto work area and brush back into jar, any contaminants, dust or whatever will get their molecules re-arranged and turned into a nice smelling fragrance for when you next open the jar..

514  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Distributing Wealth. on: November 12, 2013, 07:03:04 am
Yes, but major international companies (I won't name names, but let's say some of them make a lot of computers) do a lot of business in Australia but pay peanuts in company tax because for some reason they aren't really here, or their head office is on some island somewhere or some other damn explanation.

Your idea of charging wealthy people more would simply result in the wealthy people somehow being "not wealthy" when it came time to pay for things. It's exactly what they do when they fill in their tax returns.

Plus you haven't explained what the incentive is to work hard. Say I am lazy, don't make much money, and get things cheaply. Or I could work hard, double my income, and then pay twice as much for things. What's the point?

You incentive is to buy and afford "luxury items" by working hard.... (as the price remains the same)
515  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Red laser and IR Receivers Yes/No? on: November 12, 2013, 06:53:08 am
yeah why not, you it depends largely on distance.. if it's a weak signal you could use a transistor to switch a logic high for you.

516  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Anyone remembers these good old days? on: November 12, 2013, 06:50:08 am
I remember being 14 thinking this 9,600bps modem was a little on the slow side (33 now)

517  Community / Bar Sport / Distributing Wealth. on: November 12, 2013, 06:39:59 am
I've thought about this for some time, coming up with some complex systems to deal with the issues..

But with every other option comes "But i made millions even billions of dollars why would i give it up?" and well it's not going to happen but replacing the dollar, replacing it with some kind of incentive to work but without the use of the green back, dollar, without inflation, without debt...

magical world no? so what is the solution ?

I'm  thinking maybe Distribution of Wealth... but how, let's suppose everyone gets issued with a plastic card or rfid or some other kind of unique identifier..  the ID simply allows it to verify against a server to prove who you are, and then based on individual conditions (employment,, bank balance, how much you earn)  etc etc then how much you get charged for the items matter.

Basically, wealthy people get charged more (calculation based on above mentioned already, job etc, single, married etc)
depending on your pay bracket,  you'll simply get food and groceries (or selected) at bigger discounts, while the ones who CAN afford it get charged a lot more for it...

The sting in the tail being a 50 dollar bill for joe bloggs, and bill gates would get a 5,000 dollar bill.

I think a system like this could be "balanced" on none "luxury" goods, eg i'm not expecting an 80% discount on a Porche or Ferrari..

Perishables, cleaning products, namely 90% of domestic household goods (remember a $10 item might be just $1.50 but $100 to someone earning $10k a week)

Right now only tax based brackets hurt businesses  but nothing really to tax people's pockets directly...

518  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: LED not turning completely off on: November 12, 2013, 02:22:07 am
If you do mean digitalWrite, use HIGH/LOW not an integer..

Also you using a resistor ?
519  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: LED not turning completely off on: November 12, 2013, 02:20:06 am
Why you using digitalWrite?

analogWrite (ledpin, value); (you set it to 255)

As for it not switching off...  damaged pin?
520  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Logic AND problem help on: November 10, 2013, 08:22:33 pm
Well that's why it comes down to using milli or some timing routine which satisfies your needs.

At one point i was even thinking about the possible use of capacitors (to keep the signal high after going to low, briefly) and an AND logic gate IC... this is purely a timing issue.
521  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Logic AND problem help on: November 10, 2013, 07:36:20 pm
Alright a software solution...

Create an array (size = number of notes)

On each beat, zero the array (0,0, 0, 0, 0) then as data arrives hihat, snare they corrospond to values in the array.

At the end of the beat...

If (arrayvalues  == b01100)  

Zero array for next beat
522  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Logic AND problem help on: November 10, 2013, 07:25:28 pm
Sorry I was assuming incorrectly over the logic.


So do you need to compare previous drum machine data? (Storing in an array and iterating through the old values and checking for certain values to make the pin (s) high)

523  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: How to find the voltage of a buzzer? on: November 10, 2013, 07:16:57 pm
it says it includes a buzzer in the description (which is down in the page)

And I don't have a  meter and I don't want to get one because I will never use it
So is there anyway I can check the voltage without a meter?

You'll never need it!?!?

A multi meter is so useful to have around though .  Testing bateries, checking for bad connections, fault finding for their price even a cheap one will be worth  its weight in gold.
524  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Logic AND problem help on: November 10, 2013, 07:04:29 pm
Damn you lol...

I could not work out what you were asking so I re-read your posts like 4 times!
I think I  understand..  now

Your data which comes in, is serial just imagine you're on the beach and the data represents beach balls, the person can only send 1 ball at a time by throwing it to you, since it is just 1 ball at a time you examin it, it's green! So play a hihat... next ball.. its blue! Play a snare. But you can never get "2 balls" eg if it's blue and green play snare and hi hat.

So simply remove the last if statement (in 1 second a computer could be passed a million balls). Comprende? Basically it's fast enough to make it appear as though 2 sounds were played at the same time, in reality... 1 sound triggers just after the 1st when 2 comnands are issued.

525  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Bootloader / serial port communication. on: November 10, 2013, 04:51:17 am
Has anyone come across any good links, tutorials... on uploading .hex files?

I'm thinking of having libraries of programs I've written in one area and then selecting a program (*.hex) I've made it uploads to it, so I guess the protocol..

If not, is copying avrdude an option?
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