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nickgammon

Why not force people to read the stickies before posting?
I suggested that a while ago, you could have "boilerplate" appear when you start a new thread. I have exactly that on my own forum. And you could conceivably have check boxes that have to be ticked if your post count is under 5 or so. Something like:

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[x] I have read the forum guidelines at <url>
[x] I agree to not cross-post this question in multiple places
[x] I have searched the Web for a possible answer to my question
[x] I agree to post code inside (code) tags


That sort of thing. Then they can't say "what guidelines?".
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MAS3

Once again:
I know of a forum (unrelated to this one) that lets you do some test or exam before you can finish the registration.
You have to read the rules and then answer a whole bunch of multiple choice questions to prove you did read and understand those rules.
So just scrolling down and clicking an "Agree" button is impossible.

To me that's a reason to not even consider registering there.
I'm not some toddler that needs to be treated like that.
I do have enough experience visiting forums on a daily basis for over 17 years now, so perhaps there are some youngsters that do need some education before being allowed access over here.
But if something like that would have been active here when i registered a few years back, i wouldn't be here now.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

weedpharma

Nick, more tick boxes

  • . I will give my post a meaningful title

  • . I will not expect instant answers with fully debugged code and hardware design, with links to cheapest                supplier of parts.


Weedpharma

nickgammon

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It's all reasonably straightforward, but I did waste over a day because I had inadvertently connected some of the wires out-by-one.
Oh, how I hate that.
Well, this will make you laugh ...

This time I'm trying to get high-voltage serial working. Less wires, so less chance of getting them wrong, right? Plus I knew I had to triple-check my wiring.

Still, after hours of testing, no meaningful results. It even seemed like my Uno might be damaged because at least one signal wasn't even making it to the target chip. This was possible because I may have inadvertently put 12v into it through the pull-up resistor on /RESET.

However, no, it wasn't any of those things. One of my hookup wires was open-circuit! Grrrr. You don't expect a length of wire to "fail".
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

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larryd

AND, OR, NAND, NOR, NOT and DON'T gates.

I have had a few DON'T gates(wires) like that in the past! :-*
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nickgammon

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

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

larryd

Once again, very impressive Nick.
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