Recent content by johnlong

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    Hippy

    I total agree without Hippy's patience and the other great members of this forum who work hard on our behaves I like others would be like a fish without water President Hippy has a nice ring to it many thanks to all be safe
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    advice on a new laptop

    Hi All from the new laptop must say the old gall is fast and has a good solid feel too its construction considering its thin and light it is very bright and clear screeen just the game of transfering things over not overally impressed with wins 10 seems a bit mobile phoneish but will persiver...
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    advice on a new laptop

    Hi All after a day of ummimg and aarring finaly setalled on the following on fleabay Dell Latitude E5550 i5-5200U 2.2GHz 8GB 256SSD 15.6 FHD HD Graphic 5500 Win10Pro I will say was quite smitten on the panasonic toughbook it was only the small screen sizes that put my old eyes off but may...
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    advice on a new laptop

    Hi All thank to all for your input secondhand Dells in the UK seem to still hold good money anywhere from £190 to £800 for an 8 year to 2 year old one the Toshibas seem alot cheeper mind field will have to spend the weekend trawling through fleabay but this time after the comments I will be able...
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    advice on a new laptop

    Hi All Looking at getting a new laptop due to the old one falling apart what should I be looking for to run the following packages need it be said editor 6 designspark PCB and mechanical, nextion editor, eagle, inkscape, bCNC (requires python,json), pulse view, salee logic 123, flatcam...
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    LOOKING FOR SWITCH

    A quick fleabay search for dpdt push button switch...
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    Hippy

    He has certainly being a solid rock for the foundations of this forum, with a great ability to think outside the box (nay processsor)
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    Hippy

    Hi All was just reading symbols and varriables and noted that premelec says in post 28 that he thinks Hippy has retired is this so regards john
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    board design

    Hi rq3 Thats a good point to make I did not consider solder stealing Was thinking more of the aesthetics of the board
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    board design

    Thanks oracacle will do
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    board design

    Hi All If having boards manufactored and populated when designing a SMD 2 sided board is it acceptable to place vias in the components pads to say GND and signals on top V+ on bottom power through the via in the V+ pad regards john
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    Distance Sensor Preference

    Hi Gramps have a look at this 1Set JSN-SR04T Ultrasonic Distance Measuring Transducer Sensor Waterproof RC The test distance = (high level time * speed of sound (340M/S)) /2 from the discription looks like it would fit nicely into the bumper without too much difficulty and all weather protection
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    Distance Sensor Preference

    Is the 6 to 12 inches set in stone if not you could have a look at Microwave Doppler Radar Motion Detector Sensor RCWL-0516 Module Board on flea bay they can pick up small movements upto 7m just supply vin and grd and pickup the outpin (3.3v) with the picaxe via hint pin or pins on the x2...
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    PICAXE on social media, what went wrong ?

    Prince Harry has got divorced in the last year. Boy did I miss that one. Totally agree with Eng460 this site offers help and assistance when you need it and the possibility too look at things from a diffrent angle, which greatly adds to the picaxe experiance The comments and assistant is...
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    Hilti Battery charger issue

    Hi Are your batteries totally flat I ask this because I have over the years alot of problems with makita li ion batteries due to the way the batteries monitor connected to one cell if that cell falls below a certain level the control board will not allow the charger to charge the battery. Can...
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