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    Check syntax/simulation error

    I have a simple blockly program which throws up errors when I try to run a simulation or check syntax. See attached screen grabs about missing files. I have tried all the usual (reboot PC and uninstall/reinstall PICAXE editor). My workaround is to convert to BASIC which allows me to work...
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    Daikin AirCon IR standard and codes

    Hi. I have got a project where I control an air conditioner from a PICAXE through an IR remote. Remotes are cheap on Ebay and I have mimicked the key presses with reed relays controlled by the PICAXE (On/off and powerful mode buttons only at this stage). It works well but it would be much...
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    Blockly simulation enhancement suggestion

    The Blockly simulation window is great to visualise inputs and outputs as you run a simulation. However it is difficult to remember what the inputs and outputs are so I usually place a comments around the simulation window so that I can interact with the design more easily. Often however the...
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    Blockly, multi-start and SPE035 block

    Hi everyone I have been trying to get a multi start Blockly program to compile but get an error. To test out the problem I have the very simple test program attached. I have found that a SPE035 block automatically inserts a Setfreq M8 before and a Setfreq Mdefault after the Serout command...
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    Interrupts with Blockly

    I'm moving a blockly design from an 08M2 to a 20M2 chip. Port changes have been straight forward until I got the the Interrupt (a digital input) which is now on C6 (was on C5). The drop down for enabling the Interrupt only allows selection of C0 through to C5 and does not include C6, C7 or...
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    Using interrupts with pause in blockly

    My question relates to what happens when an interrupt is triggered during a pause command. After the Interrupt procedure is finished will the program return to the same time point in the pause command (or perhaps the start or the end of the pause command). thanks
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    Simulation error message

    There must be a simple explanation for the message I get when I run run a simulation of my Blockly project. I have simplified the blocks down to almost nothing and still get the same error message. I'm prepared for the embarrassment over this but I need to move on. Please have a look at the...
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    Blockly wish list - inverting digital inputs and outputs

    Playing with Blockly over the past week has demonstrated its value in introducing young and old to the coding world. One thing that I find great is the assignment of labels to inputs and outputs. However many designs use a switch shorting to ground when operated and a LED pulled to ground when...
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    Detect PICAXE type in a flowchart

    I have the need for my flowchart to be able to automatically detect if the installed PICAXE is a 8M2 or 20M2 and therefore run an appropriate input/output testing sequence for newly assembled PICAXE stamps. These are the only 2 device possibilities and it would be nice to set a variable...
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    PICAXE serial download pin resistors

    Hi everyone Can someone please explain the purpose of the 22k/10k resistors on the Rx programming pin of the PICAXE. My reason for asking is that I will be driving this pin with an invertor (CMOS compatible schmitt) that will connect to a RS232/USB IC (FT232RL) and not to a AXE027 USB cable...
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    Averaging a ADC input within a flowchart

    I seem to reached my personal limit and that of working with 8 bit integers within PICAXE Editor 6. My problem is that when I read an ADC input (adc_C.1), I get +/- 3 jitter on the value read into the variable (varV). Heavy lowpass filtering 10k/10u has little impact. Layout is relatively...
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    OLED working voltage

    I'm about to drive a AXE133Y OLED with a PIC MCU (PIC32MX240) running on a 3.3v supply. Does anyone have experience running the OLED at 3.3v supply (the spec. sheet says 4.5 or 5v) or alternatively driving the OLED module fed with a 5v supply with lower logic levels that would come from the PIC...
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    Pin assignments in Logicator for 40X2

    I intend to use the 40X2 and purpose-built test jig to control an automatic testing procedure on newly constructed PCB's. I will be using quite a lot of inputs and outputs, stimulating the PCB under test and checking multiple outputs as well as measuring internal voltages and checking pass/fail...
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    Logicator install message

    I have had to remove and then re-install Logicator due to false positives with AVG anti-virus software. I have done this several times as Logicator.exe is often quarantined by AVG even when it is in the AVG exclude list. On trying to do a fresh re-install I now get the message as attached and...
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    Logicator ver 3.6.4 virus report

    I have just installed the latest version of Logicator and now receive a threat virus message on attempted startup. I'm using up-to-date W7 without window explorer installed. Please see screen grab.
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    Logicator COUNT function

    Logicator has a COUNT function, the result of which is assigned to a variable (A>T). As these variables are single byte (0-256) I would assume that the full 2 byte (0-65535) range available if programming in BASIC is not available. The variable assigned in Logicator would contain just the lower...
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    Error message

    I'm using ver 3.5 of Logicator and receiving an error message at start-up as attached. Logicator functions normally once the message is acknowledged except that Help functions relying on web content don't work and bring another error message. The problem occurred when I removed MS Internet...
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    Repeat/Loop function

    The Logicator Repeat dialog has a Repeat X Times option where the number of times to loop can be set to a from 1 to 1000. How can this be possible if variables can only have values between 0 and 256?
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    Susceptibility to noise

    I'm interested in members experience with problems of reseting processors due the noise/interference. I have a 20M2 performing a control function for a 18v Ni cad battery charger. The whole circuit operates from 12v DC and uses a 12/26v switching convertor (operating at 10's of KHz) to supply...
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    ReadTemp error when using C.6 with 20M2

    I have found that using a temperature sensor connected to C.6 (20M2) and trying to do a ReadTemp on this input causes the following error message - Ërror download failed Pin C.6 cannot be used for this command". The simulator can be used without a problem with C.6 but download fails if you try...