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vertigo5

[UPDATE]

Apparently the switches were not the problem after all.
After having the same bug over and over again,
and spending a long time isolating the problem,
I now think something is wrong with the breadboard.
I shifted the "faulty" switch one row downwards,
and now it works perfectly fine.

GoForSmoke

Using a meter or even a continuity checker of some kind would have saved you a few days then.
1) http://gammon.com.au/blink  <-- tasking Arduino 1-2-3
2) http://gammon.com.au/serial <-- techniques howto
3) http://gammon.com.au/interrupts
Your sketch can sense ongoing process events in time.
Your sketch can make events to control it over time.

oric_dan

Everybody gets stuck in loops like this from time to time, but there were several
hints along the way. As many people said, (a) switches just don't fail like that,
(b) if multiple replacements all "fail" the same way, then it's 99.9% likely to be
something else causing the problem, and (c) "operator error" is usually the fault,
especially when it comes to slapping things together using a breadboard. So, 3
lessons in one.

Peter_I


Everybody gets stuck in loops like this from time to time, but there were several
hints along the way. As many people said, (a) switches just don't fail like that,
(b) if multiple replacements all "fail" the same way, then it's 99.9% likely to be
something else causing the problem, and (c) "operator error" is usually the fault,
especially when it comes to slapping things together using a breadboard. So, 3
lessons in one.


Leading up to the Ian Flemming quote:
Quote
Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is an enemy action.
"Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool"

SegoviaMiguel

1.-see the datasheet parametros
2.-revise que esta haciendo mal, exigencia del componente fuera de sus rangos permitidos
3.-corriga la falla.
4.-Viva feliz :D

JoeN


1.-see the datasheet parametros
2.-revise que esta haciendo mal, exigencia del componente fuera de sus rangos permitidos
3.-corriga la falla.
4.-Viva feliz :D


┬┐Que?
I will never ask you to do anything that I wouldn't do myself.

oric_dan

If you start using Google Chrome, you can right-click on most foreign languages [meaning
non-English to us uno-linguals from the US and UK], and get an instant translation:
Quote
1.-see the datasheet parameters
2.-check you are doing wrong, component requirement outside their allowable ranges
3.-Correct the fault.
4.-Live Happily


nickgammon

I'm glad the problem with the switches was solved. For a moment there I thought we were going to solve The Meaning of Life.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

AlxDroidDev


I'm glad the problem with the switches was solved. For a moment there I thought we were going to solve The Meaning of Life.


42.

There, solved.
Some of my projects:
Shield for DS1337+, DS1624 and AT24C1024B (RTC, temp & mem): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,126197.0.html
CHDK Camera remote shutter (BT, IR, USB): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=295377.0

sonnyyu

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Jun 05, 2013, 04:37 pm Last Edit: Jun 05, 2013, 04:43 pm by sonnyyu Reason: 1


I'm glad the problem with the switches was solved. For a moment there I thought we were going to solve The Meaning of Life.


42.

There, solved.


42, is it mean time of life?  even it is not easy connect "42" with "Meaning of Life". I guess I better do.  ;)
If I were you, since whole thread talk about mean time of life, don't use number if have to then use over 100.

AlxDroidDev




I'm glad the problem with the switches was solved. For a moment there I thought we were going to solve The Meaning of Life.


42.

There, solved.


42, is it mean time of life?  even it is not easy connect "42" with "Meaning of Life". I guess I better do.  ;)
If I were you, since whole thread talk about mean time of life, don't use number if have to then use over 100.


Pop culture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_(number)#The_Hitchhiker.27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#The_number_42

Some of my projects:
Shield for DS1337+, DS1624 and AT24C1024B (RTC, temp & mem): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,126197.0.html
CHDK Camera remote shutter (BT, IR, USB): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=295377.0

nickgammon

Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

oric_dan


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