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  1. Buzby

    Is broken ?

    Time now is 20:04 Saturday, and I'm getting an error trying to access Anybody else the same ?
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    Has anyone tried ultrasonic distance measurement by PICAXE alone, not using SRF005 etc ?

    Hi All, I'm tempted to try building a location system, a sort of cut down version of the one I linked to a couple of years ago ... The basic idea is that two devices at fixed...
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    AXE401 Out of stock. Is this a temporary situation ?

    Is the out of stock AXE401 soon to be in stock, or has it been retired ?.
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    URF/ERF remote programming nearly working, but not fully.

    Hi, I need a remote programming facility for my current project, so I dug out my URF and ERF. The URF/EFR link seems to be working, I can do a firmware check OK, but programming is not working properly. Small programs load OK, but longer programs time out with a 'Compiler has stopped...
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    OT: Bluetooth audio transmitter needed, Googling gives confusing results.

    Hello All, Can anyone suggest a board that accepts an audio input, then transmits to a standard Bluetooth speaker or headphones ?. I want to add this facility to an existing, somewhat vintage, record deck. Google, eB*Y, and Am***n all give hundreds of confusing results. Many say transmitter...
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    PE6 Simulation of 'serrxd' , is it broken or am I missing something ?

    When I use the simulator to enter a number via serrxd, it seems to enter a 0 automatically the next time the program uses serrxd, before I even touch the keyboard. If I use a real chip it's OK. What am I doing wrong ? Cheers, Buzby
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    28X2/40X2 Othello / Reversi, basic skeleton code

    Here is my start at an AI game playing machine. It needs a 28X2 or 40X2 to run. ( It will run in the simulator, but it's *very* slow. ) It's a bit rough, no proper 'end of game' detection yet, and it's not very intelligent. The final aim is implement minimax, and fit the code into a 20X2 ...
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    Can we have a new Serial Terminal please ?

    The Picaxe Serial Terminal is my no.2 tool for debugging,( after the simulator ), but sometimes I have to use a 3rd party terminal if I need a bit more control of the screen. This entails using up another USB port, another cable, and forever swapping. It would be really useful if the PE...
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    PE6.1.0.0 #Slot 4 on 20X2 still not working.

    I'm working again on my project which requires Slot 4 on a 20X2. PE6 was being a bit too much of a nanny, and told me there was only Slot 0 on a 20X2. The latest PE revision notes say this issue is fixed, but maybe only in a beta version of the compiler. Do I need to install this beta version...
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    Does anybody recognise this ?

    This was in my pictures folder of holiday snaps from Turkey, back in 2007. Anybody know why ? Is there a PICAXE in there ?
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    VL53LOX, has anyone tried using it with a PICAXE ?

    Hi All, The VL53LOX 'Time of flight' range sensor looks really attractive. It's got 2m range, needs no special target, and interfaces using I2C. So I bought one, then read the datsheet. ( Some here may notice I got this sequence back to front. ) This when I found the datasheet doesn't have the...
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    PE6.0.9.3 @ptrinc simulation

    I reported this issue way back in PE5 days, September 2012, but it still seems to be with us in PE6, this time with no increment at all !. Cheers, Buzby
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    LED strips, are there any real white ones, not RGB ?

    Hi All, I want a LED strip that can do individual control, like the APA102 based strips, but I want all the LEDs to be 'warm' white, All I can find are RGB strips, are there any single colours equivalents ?. Cheers, Buzby
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    Making downloads faster, I've seen it somewhere, but where ?

    Hi All, There is a method in Windows to tweak some USB or serial parameter somewhere which can speed up downloading. I'm sure I saw it on the Picaxe website, or in the docs maybe, but I can't find it now. If I remember, the tweak makes it faster, but less stable. Any pointers ?. Cheers...
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    PE5 let's me use slot 4 on 20X2, but PE6 doesn't.

    Hi All, The project I started years ago has been resurrected, but PE has moved on in the meantime, and now I've got a problem. PE5 let's me use slot 4 on an external EEPROM for booti2c, but PE6 says a 20X2 hasn't got a slot 4. Mine has ! PE5 ... PE6 ... How can I use PE6 to do this ...
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    Feature request : Watch 'Break on Condition' to be retentive if break de-selected.

    The PE6 Watch window 'Break on Condition' is very useful, but has one annoying feature. When a configured 'Break' is un-ticked the configuration is lost, and does not return if re-ticked. It would be a Good Thing if the configuration was retained, and just ignore the 'Break' if it's not...
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    An example of how a PICAXE could be used to make a PLC

    Hi All, Prompted by the recent question about making a PICAXE PLC here is an 'engine' that someone could use as the basis of such a project, if anyone thinks making a PLC out of a PICAXE is a Good Thing. The difficult part of a PLC system is not the engine ( this one here took less than a day...
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    OT: A cool new display technology I've not seen before.

    This display looks really cool, it's silver and black. I just wish I had an application for it !.
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    Is there an SFR tweak to let an 08M2 use an external clock source ?.

    Hi, I would like to drive an 08M2 from an external clock source. Is there an SFR tweak that can be used to select the clock source ?. ( As the earlier 08M was a PIC12F683 which supported external clocks, I'm hoping the 08M2 is similar. ) Cheers, Buzby
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    What is this cable for ?

    Hi all, I was furtling in one of my deep and dark crevices, and I came across this. It's got a 9-pin 'D' socket on one end, and a stereo 3.5 plug on the other. There's a label on the packet saying '13-0847'. Is this an Old Skool Picaxe serial programming lead, or just another useless thing...