I've come across an interesting and confusing problem.
I am using an FTDI based USB to Serial converter board. When plugged in, Window's acknowledges it as COM6. The Program Editor (latest version) does not "see" it and even after a Refresh, it still does not appear on the list of COM ports.
The Programming Editor Example Files need some serious updating. Many of of the older files generate a syntax error when using the latest version of the PE.
For example, the led_test.bas program use "Loop" as a label. Since "Loop" is now a BASIC command. a syntax error is generated...
From a discussion about using DIPTRACE with a stripboard editor.
DIPTRACE doesn't have any strip board design tools -- directly.
I've been playing with DIPTRACE and stripboards lately. With a little creativity, You can set up a 0.1" grid and layout a stripboard, or you can export a...
As a user of both PICAXE and Arduino micros, one of the things I like about the Arduino system is the "shields".
The shields are stackable add-on boards for the basic Arduino. Shields come in many flavors, containing simple prototyping areas to motor drivers to Xbee modules.
The folks at DIPTRACE are offering a free upgrade to PICAXE forum members. This is not offered on their website.
Previously, the full function, free, non-commercial version, that we've all been using, will do 2 layer boards of any size and up to 250 pins. The new upgrade will do 2 layers and...
The specs on the PICAXE 20X2 have now been released, the chip will be available shortly.
A quick browse through the updated manuals show some very interesting and exciting new built in functions for the 20X2.
64 mHz operation without a crystal
A built in comparator
A background timer
For those PICAXErs using DIPTRACE to create schematics and pcbs, DIPTRACE PCB has just published an upgrade to version 2.0
This upgrade includes 8000+ new parts including all the PICAXE chips. Even some that are not yet available yet. :)
Attached is a pdf of the schematic symbols.
For the week 11/10/08 to 11/17/08:
Total posts* = 574
Top Four posters
29% of posts by the top 4
*Total posts is the sum of the posts in the Main PICAXE forum
I've been watching the Let's make robots site for a while now. It has turned into a very good source of practical PICAXE information and robots.
Definitely worth a look.
To paraphrase a holiday quote:
Yes Virginia, there is a world of PICAXE outside this forum.
I came across this recently. It's actually kind of obvious, but I have never seen it mentioned.
By tapping into the internal wiper in a servo, you can use it as a position sensor.
Not PICAXE based, but easily PICAXE-able.
I was cleaning out my cellar recently and came across a number of old Commodore 64 peripherals, printer, plotter, etc. These were all connected to the C64 on a serial bus.
It would be fun to re-use some of these with a PICAXE project. Has anyone done any work with the Commodore Serial Bus?
My wife bought herself an ASUS Eee PC last weekend. They were on sale at TARGET FOR $300.
I was pretty impressed with it. The screen size good and the readablity is great. At 2 lbs, it is very portable and the small footprint makes it great for the electronic bench.
It is actually more...