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5566  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: How to install libraries? on: June 09, 2011, 08:17:05 pm
You should create a folder under sketchbooks/libraries instead of libraries. The arduino/libraries folder is for system libraries not contributed libraries.
5567  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: [$21.05 USD]"NEW" 12.1" TFT w/FREE_SHIPPING!???!?!?? Is this possible??? Scam?? on: June 09, 2011, 06:04:57 pm
Which store is selling this? Link? Seems very cheap, maybe scam.
5568  Development / Other Software Development / Re: Improved support for 128KHz internal-clock, single-chip Arduino on: June 09, 2011, 06:00:10 pm
So yeah, I could really use a few - THANKS!!  smiley-mr-green
I'll add 10 22pf caps to your package smiley
Do you need 0.1uF too? I have like another 1,000 of them  smiley-twist
5569  Development / Other Software Development / Re: Improved support for 128KHz internal-clock, single-chip Arduino on: June 09, 2011, 02:43:19 pm
Very impressive! I always want to try these but fail to find time and confidence to get started. Oh, if you need some 22pF caps and 16MHz crystals, I'll stuff them in the envelop. I have an overflowing amount of 22pF caps. Last time I bought 1,000 of them smiley-wink
5570  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Your latest purchase on: June 09, 2011, 02:35:30 pm
That's a steal!
5571  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Alarm clock from Atmega328 and 7-segment display on: June 09, 2011, 11:50:37 am
Cool project. All done with wire wraps. I just started using wire wrapping and I love it. Just forgot one relay output on your board: to shenanigan. smiley-twist smiley-sleep
5572  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bent Pins on: June 09, 2011, 10:52:46 am
Try putting a small strip of paper or plastic under the chip (I have used bits of plastic laminating sheets in the past, but now i have a 'chip puller' that I got off fleabay for about 2 pounds.

Thanks for the idea of strip of plastic drew.... i'll try that.

Also are the chip pullers any good then?
I found this one in my neck of the woods.... is this what you mean?


NO. That's for a different type of chip, unless you want to sent it to me as a gift (I need one  smiley-cry)
5573  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Digital illiteracy? on: June 09, 2011, 10:41:24 am
Onions. Could you make it multiple selection so say if I agree on 1 and 5 then I can check them both? Thanks.

There now, a new, bigger, better and fancier survey:

With surveyMonkey, you can have much more options, so I was able to include them all. It also allows multiple choices, and includes an 'Other' box for any different ideas.


Awesome! Just did it.
5574  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Suggestion for LEDs for the PWM outputs. on: June 08, 2011, 10:26:32 pm
There is no special requirement for you to find special LEDs if you want to run them with PWM output. Any LED will be ok as long as their bias voltage is less than 5V. You just need to stay within current rating of the I/O ports and overall rating of the atmega328.
5575  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Sparkfun 3.3v LCD with arduino??? on: June 08, 2011, 10:23:33 pm
3.3V voltage regulator + a bunch of logic level converters is more costly than buying a new display. I don't know of other ways.
5576  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bent Pins on: June 08, 2011, 05:11:34 pm
Thanks for your help guys.
The ZIF socket is an interesting option, but as you say, a little pricey.

I think I will just take it a little more carefully next time, and also try to minimise the number of times I need to take my chip in and out of the UNO.

I will use the screwdriver tip, (as I had done), this is worth thinking about when laying out the clone board because one is tricky to get to.

Thanks again for the speedy support.

It'll get easier every time you remove a chip from that same socket.  smiley-wink
5577  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bent Pins on: June 08, 2011, 04:17:36 pm
Try this 28-pin ZIF socket:

It's a few bucks but may be difficult to push into the uno.
5578  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Digital illiteracy? on: June 08, 2011, 03:54:29 pm
What a horrible experience you got as a teacher!!

As for me, I started around the time Y2K was just passing as it was already 2,000. What should have happened had happened.

I would never imagine teaching high school. I'm not qualified, not patient enough, and want to use a ruler on any pencil tossers or cell phone pushers. I can only survive teaching when there are logic and disciplines already in students' heads. So I do it at college level. I'm not going to complain here, teaching is a pretty difficult and laborious work. Some do it with power point slides while I like to make changes every semester with new stuff, or Friday demos so I will have enough attendance. I hate pop quizzes for attendance and Thursday night is the official drinking night for this boring college town. I would play family guy (wish gravity away, peter has own gravity pull, etc) and futurama (duchess lost in black hole, etc.) when I teach gravity. Plenty of laughter to go around when I do that. Or Tacoma bridge for oscillation.

Plus I have some demos I made myself. If you devote in teaching, try to make something new every time and treat a lecture like a live talk show, pump up some adrenaline and give them a good show once in a while. Show them you love the topics, not just good at them. I'm sure they won't remember too much of the math I did but they do remember the laughter and that could motivate them to read on their textbooks. I can teach but students only learn when they are motivated to do so.

So maybe you can try to teach a college-level class once in a while as adjunct faculty. There's more order in this chaotic business of passing knowledge to the next generation.
5579  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Digital illiteracy? on: June 08, 2011, 03:33:52 pm
There now, a basic survey for the subject: It mixes in some ideas posted here, although there was not enough room for all of them, so it cannot expand, either. As I said, it is a basic survey, so someone else could put together a better one. It will suffice for the moment though...


Onions. Could you make it multiple selection so say if I agree on 1 and 5 then I can check them both? Thanks.
5580  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: PCB Design on: June 08, 2011, 01:29:17 pm I think is the eagle website, pricing is there.
Lowest price for Eagle Pro, to go bigger than 100x160, is $498 US.

It's just the layout editor.

Seriously, I don't why schematic editor also plays in this size factor. Maybe I have not hit the schematic size limit yet, which is what? I use frames to restrict my schematics to fit on a Letter BTW.
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