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    i2c EEPROM addressing

    That's perfect - I tested this earlier, and it seems to work :D hurray for | !
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    Yep, that makes sense... The thing with the Cobalt Digital though is it has the pushbutton option of being switched, so I could set them like that.... Or, of course, use this thread - send the switching commands over the DCC bus, and only use MCUs to detect the position! Much easier 😁
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    Just for a bit of scale... This is my control panel - the fiddle yard will be semi-automatic
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    That makes a lot of sense... Would be easy enough to use your PICAXE controller in combination with another chip which does the actual "AI", sending commands to the "controller" PICAXE... all in the future methinks though, wasn't as easy as I first thought. As for actual layout control, I'm...
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    i2c EEPROM addressing

    Hey guys, I'm wanting to use a 4Kbit i2c EEPROM for storage of ASCII art data. Looking at the datasheet (mine is the M24C04 version), the memory addressing seems to work on a 9-bit system, where the LSB of the 7-bit address forms the MSB of the memory address. I'm just wondering about how to...
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    Sorry for the delay, for some reason never got a reply notification :-) My use of the USB module would be limited to functions, accessories and speed commands, no programming or anything... Would they work on a Power Pro system? Also, I've done a fair bit with JMRI, but was promptly put off...
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    ASCII character set used by PE6

    Afternoon folks, Bit of an odd one, but which ASCII character set is used by PE6? As far as I'm aware, the "standard" 0-127 ASCII characters have never changed, but I seem to be finding conflicting information with regards to the "extended" character set... is it the same character set used in...
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    Yep, they would work... I'll have a look, see if I can work it out. On another note, I did a little more research (if this is of any interest to anyone), and discovered that what NCE describe as a type "c" device (the only one which sends 5-byte commands, and actually sends "commands" instead...
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    Basically, the idea behind even considering this project was when I stumbled across the fact that the NCE cab bus was such a "simple" protocol, easily accessible using almost any microcontroller... I've been wanting to build my layout in such a way so that I could "upgrade" it to fully automatic...
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    The main reason I wanted PICAXE initially was to simply use the serial monitor... but I never thought of that... hmm! Aye, that's the "a", "b", "d" and "e" type throttles listed in the NCE documents... the one I'm really interested in is the "c" type throttle, which is the USB connector - it...
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    flippin heck, you go away to a meeting, and everything's happened while you were away... ;):ROFLMAO: Westaust55, can I hire you? :LOL::LOL: pretty much anything I've looked for WRT model railways, you've been there, done that, and got the T-shirt!! brilliant! Aye, that was my starting point...
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    Capability question - reading an RS485 bus while pushing results to PC

    Afternoon ladies and gentlefolks, I'm wanting to do some testing on an RS485 bus which should (I believe) be compatible with PICAXE - specs follow: 9600 baud 8 data bits no parity 2 stop bits This is implemented by a proprietary piece of equipment I have, namely the NCE model railway DCC...
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    Using Octal in PE6

    sounds sensible :-) Might just use binary if it isn't supported natively though... KISS :D Thanks for the reply though!
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    Using Octal in PE6

    Morning folks, Just a very quick question - does the PICAXE Editor support the Octal numbering system? Just personal preference, given that it's base-8... useful for an 8-bit microcontroller... Just can't find reference to it in the documentation Cheers!
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    PICAXE PreProcessor crash

    Yep, that's solved it - broke the 490 bytes into 100 byte chunks, and it's loaded those successfully :-) thanks for the tip!
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