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by Aniso
Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat and Mayhem
Topic: Forum DNS change!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3188

Except that I cannot remember who the registrar is! In fact, I can only figure out 5 of the 7 domains I administer! Bad, Bad! smack
by Aniso
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:05 am
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: general newbie vfd question
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Yeah, exactly. What he said.

Plus, a bit of "I don't know". Henry has data he could look up in a file, but he asked me to post anyway, so...

"I don't know how fast VFDs are, off the top of my head"

Henry?
by Aniso
Mon Sep 02, 2002 12:49 am
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: i2c and the ATOM
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

The techs don't know an Atom from Adam, and neither do I. However, I am fairly sure that 0x5c is 01011100 and not 01010000. Seriously, please read the specification provided by the only people qualified to write one - Philips. I am sure that Henry can provide a link if you find that google.com canno...
by Aniso
Fri Aug 02, 2002 11:32 am
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: Which LCD Display
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

If you are just displaying and not controlling, then the GLK12232 would be the sexy choice. I love mine with LCDC. Of course, the LK204-PC has a real nice blue backlight... <sigh>
by Aniso
Fri Aug 02, 2002 10:32 am
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: The powerdistro box (powered by a MO display)
Replies: 8
Views: 3230

Yes, that other thread is excellent information that I had forgotten about! I actually thought it was GPO4 or 5 that was on at powerup... Whichever one it is, it is always the same, but the rest will be off at powerup. As for these resistors, it sounds like Henry did not quite understand the questio...
by Aniso
Thu Aug 01, 2002 7:13 pm
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: The powerdistro box (powered by a MO display)
Replies: 8
Views: 3230

On 2002-08-01 19:10, Aniso wrote: I have not looked at it well, but right off, I would say that your transisters are "backwards". The GPO switches TO ground - it is open collector. If you want to use NPN transisters, you will need to provide pull-up resistors. Also, you need current limiting resist...
by Aniso
Thu Aug 01, 2002 7:10 pm
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: The powerdistro box (powered by a MO display)
Replies: 8
Views: 3230

I have not looked at it well, but right off, I would say that your transisters are "backwards". The GPO switches TO ground - it is open collector. If you want to use NPN transisters, you will need to provide pull-up resistors. Also, you need current limiting resistors on each of the bases of your tr...
by Aniso
Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat and Mayhem
Topic: Suggestions about electronics...
Replies: 3
Views: 3176

Learning Electronics. When I was young, "electronics" was a hobby like stamp collecting. More complicated and took more brains, of course, but it was seen as accessable. Hell, EVERYTHING was a hobby! Electronics, Auto mechanics, wood working, Ham radio, taxidermy, orchid breeding... everything. It s...
by Aniso
Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:14 pm
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: I2C and BLK 202A-WB
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Cool, ok then I don't know! I suppose if it is consistent, then fine for now, but I guess we better but it on the list of things to do next week. Henry will keep in touch.

Henry: please add "Test I2C key read for LK202"
by Aniso
Wed Jun 19, 2002 8:30 pm
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: I2C and BLK 202A-WB
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

You are correct - that is not what you should be seeing. Please endeavor to try the same sort of thing with RS-232 first to make sure that the values that the unit is TRYING to send back are as expected. If so, then you can try to discover why you are not getting that. The RS-232 and I2C use exactly...
by Aniso
Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:13 pm
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: my dream MO VFD
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Just to answer the issue about individual pixel brightness. The answer is "not likely". You have to understand that they work very much like a CRT or a TV in the sense that there is an electron source and that the electrons are accelerated to smash into phosphors which then glow. There is only one s...
by Aniso
Thu Mar 21, 2002 10:48 am
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: anyone ever tackled auto displays? / traction control
Replies: 6
Views: 4319

I thought you were asking about which processor you could use? This is why I sent you to HVW. If you said you were looking for someone to build you a truch and do all the programming, I would have not sent you there. So, lets see if I have this straight. You have a truck with independent digitally c...
by Aniso
Wed Mar 20, 2002 10:57 am
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: anyone ever tackled auto displays? / traction control
Replies: 6
Views: 4319

Microchip flash parts are pretty cost/development effective. Atmel too (Happy Henry?)

BASIC stamps ( http://www.hvwtech.com ) are nice and easy.

I especially recommend talking to Mark at HVW Tech as he makes such things for use in karts.
by Aniso
Sun Mar 17, 2002 12:51 pm
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: Contrast on LK204-25PC
Replies: 10
Views: 4107

Well, Not really. I don't recognise the motherboard, but that's no reason to mock it. I have seen this kind of problem about 10 times in the last several years and it has always been Laptops. I am fairly sure it is the serial port hardware, but I don't know the details. Do you have any other way to ...
by Aniso
Sat Mar 16, 2002 12:57 pm
Forum: LK/ELK/VK/PK/OK/MX/GLK/EGLK/GVK/GLT
Topic: Contrast on LK204-25PC
Replies: 10
Views: 4107

I am going to guess that you have a laptop? If not that, then please tell us about your PC.