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    hippy replied to the thread To poll RTC or not to poll RTC.
    Before optimising it's probably worth considering where the most code is used. The following code, though untested, should handle the...
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    hippy replied to the thread Loop For Zero Times.
    No. The FOR part simple becomes a LET, sets the initial variable value, will execute the code within the FOR-NEXT, and only at the NEXT...
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    hippy replied to the thread To poll RTC or not to poll RTC.
    Code optimisation is always a challenge. Some is easy some is hard. Most times there is some low-hanging fruit which can save enough to...
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    I would guess that, as it's a kit with so few parts to solder, none of them difficult to solder, and probably going to people who...
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    hippy replied to the thread AXE027 drivers.
    This is what's so really odd with Windows at times. It seemingly borked itself on FTDIBUS.SYS, but then was fine, even though there was...
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    hippy replied to the thread To poll RTC or not to poll RTC.
    If you are happy to post your code I am sure people will take a look at it to see if there are any clever but understandable tricks...
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    hippy replied to the thread To poll RTC or not to poll RTC.
    You are probably right. But the important thing is how much wearing out it actually causes and how much of a reduction on life...
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    hippy replied to the thread To poll RTC or not to poll RTC.
    Electronic devices should allow infinite and continual reads. And if not there should be a big warning in the datasheet. The most common...
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    hippy replied to the thread hspiin and Bisync.
    It certainly seems possible, in fact I'm sure I even used synchronous mode once but cannot find any details on doing that. From what I...
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    hippy replied to the thread hspiin and Bisync.
    That does look like it's the best option. What I would be tempted to have is a two PICAXE solution. The SCN2651 interfacing PICAXE which...
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    hippy replied to the thread Hardware not found!.
    You're going to struggle to convince anyone that has happened and it's not something else. A PC mysteriously changing its hardware...
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    hippy replied to the thread Hardware not found!.
    It is hard to imagine that the computer somehow switched over signals which would normally be hard-wired and impossible to change. I...
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    hippy replied to the thread hspiin and Bisync.
    There wouldn't be a conflict if the hardware were set up right. It's just that you couldn't use SPIIN / HSPIIN to achieve that. I must...
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    hippy replied to the thread hspiin and Bisync.
    The PICAXE is always an SPI master, which means it generates the clock pulses, even when receiving. I am guessing the bisync device...
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    hippy replied to the thread Hardware not found!.
    Device Manager cannot actually determine that data sent into the port will get into the PC. Device Manager effectively checks if...
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