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    Postage Costs ?

    Hi, I think also the 20% vat doesn't help customers either. When you consider taxes that people pay, it's staggering. It's not really fair to blame a company for postal charges. Regards john
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    rigol dm3058e Bench meter

    Hi, I did find a service manual for this online, which looks pretty comprehensive but no circuit that I could see. Beware if you are returning something as faulty. A friend of mine returned a rather expensive scope, which was deemed as a "user induced". He ended up paying a stupidly large...
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    28x2 problem (or not)

    Hi Alan, yes, the more I try and remember..... All the ones I built years ago, must have had that program put into them. Thanks for the reply though. Regards john
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    28x2 problem (or not)

    Hi, I recently built four AXE401s that I had, along with some 28x2s that I got a few weeks ago. It's so long since I built any of the AXE401 boards, that I can't remember if the led is supposed to flash. They all announce themselves in the terminal. Could you please refresh my memory? Thanks John
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    slow editor

    Hi, if it's any consolation my three pcs all show the same thing (not responding) etc. If you wait, they work. But as you say it's agonisingly slow. Mine have only started to do this since about three windows updates ago. I also get delays in explorer if I right click on any file to show...
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    Easy, Cheesy 433 MHz Radio Link

    I was about to say that where I live, about a mile away from a 70cm repeater that is very high up, I had awful problems with 433 modules being swamped, even by car key fob transmitters. Another thing the operating near the amateur satellite frequencies is dubious. After all though, in the uk the...
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    external resonator on 28x2 chip

    Aren't high frequency crystals run in overtone mode? If so, wouldn't they run at the fundamental frequency? regards john
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    test please ignore
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    Usb010 and windows 10

    Hi some time ago I bought a usb010 which worked perfectly with win 7. Finally gave in to Microsoft upgrade, since then I can get it to recognize the port, but nothing works attached to it. I looked on the net and found people had similar problems with win 8.1 Has anyone found a successful...
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    GPS010 with axe211?

    Hi, I was looking at the gps010 because I wanted a module with an sma connector on it. However while reading through the datasheet I saw mentioned the axe211 with a 20x2 on it. Is this a new board? as even the link shown in the datasheet throws up the 404 page not found. Thanks john
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    Anyone tried dcc coding decoding with picaxe?

    Hi, Has anyone succeeded in getting a picaxe to encode and decode dcc model train data? The specs are: A 1 is represented by a 58uS for a half cycle, and a 0 at least 100uS for a half cycle. This may turn out to be too difficult, but hopefully someone might have done it. Thanks & regards john
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    AXE022 Board Connections

    Hi, I don't know if this helps, but you can see the port designations from this picture. regards john
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    KY-040 rotary encoder?

    Hi, I notice there are quite a few threads regarding rotary encoders, except the ones I have! The part number is KY-040. It looks relatively straightforward, but I just curious if anyone else has used them. Hopefully the datasheet has attached ok. Thanks, john
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    lithium batteries fake!

    Hi, I bought four 'Ultrafire 3200mah' 18650 lithium poly batteries from a company called m-zone. They advertise through amazon uk. My intention was to use either a single cell for picaxe projects, or two with an ldo regulator for 5volts. I found out that they were going flat rather quicker than...
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    latest pe6 wont install

    Hi, Ijust download the latest beta all goes well until about half way through. Win xp throws up an error number ( so quick I could catch it although something like error 1310 in msi file. I reloaded 6058 back to usual. Thanks john
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    axe022 differences?

    Hi Can technical please confirm that the axe022 proto board incorporate a 16MHz resonator instead of the usual 4MHz. Will all future shipments be this way? Thanks & regards john
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    netserver lcd display type?

    Hi, I've recently bought two picaxe netservers. My question is which backlit lcd (or oled) can I use, and do rev-ed sell them. I tried the oled display off the axe133, and although it appears to be wired the same, I get nothing. The only backlit lcds I have all have different pin arrangements...
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    axe022 pin hole diameter too small?

    Hi, recently i got two axe022 protoboards, and have had quite a few in the past. Usually the first thing i do is install 2.54mm header pins to all four ports, and the pns port. I was quite surprised when i found the pins were far too large! Seeing as these are through plated holes, therefore...
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    Picaxe netserver file location?

    Hi, I've been playing around withe the picaxe netserver, and reading the files and forum entries. On one page, technical refers the user to the following file I get the 404 error trying this. Does anyone have, or know the location of this file? Thanks john
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    Infra red stair lift project advice please.

    Hi, my wife and I have to use a stair lift. It is made by a company called Meditek. It can be controlled by infra red remote controllers which are supplied. There are two buttons on them, up and down! The buttons have to remain pressed until the lift reaches either limit. What I have in mind...