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    Mouse without Borders

    That's not a problem, each machine works as normal and as soon as the other is turned on the mouse can then move across to the other computer's screen. Once that happens the cursor for the second machine disappears and you only have one to worry about. It is so well organised that although this...
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    Mouse without Borders

    According to the comments I have seen, it works through wifi and wired connection to router, which is what I have. Basically, if your machines are connected to a common network either by wifi or cable then it will find the other machine/s. Install it on one machine and record the password and...
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    Mouse without Borders

    I am not too sure where to post this but the Microsoft Utility called "Mouse without Borders" is so worth having a look at. It is a software KVM utility, written by Microsoft coders after hours. I have a machine with dual screens and another with one. Run this utility and the mouse just passes...
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    12v motor switching advice

    As a retired Auto Mechanic, and avid experimenter, I can assure you the small motor load would be nothing to an auto relay of the type used on headlights etc. The inductive load may require a capacitor across the contacts whereas a resistive load like lamps would not.
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    12v motor switching advice

    I did some experiments using logic level MOSFETs, directly connected to the PicAxe output pins, driving a 50w spotlight lamp. The main thing I was interested in was volt drop across the MOSFET, which I found to be so low it was not a concern. The dissipated energy only just slightly warmed the...
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    Traps for young players

    No, I had a breadboard mounted 5v supply.
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    Traps for young players

    Hi Y'all, I have spent months writing code to run my irrigation system and was using Sertxd(..) to debug. When I programmed the chip it went all wrong. certain lines of a loop would not print and this pattern was repeated (same lines every time) identically every time I programmed it even with...
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    Automotive ignition pulse sensor

    The back EMF generated in the primary circuit when the secondary's magnetic field collapses across the primary windings can be as high as 500v, that's why there is a capacitor across the points, to absorb this spike. With the 'old style' points system (known as a Kettering Ignition system) the...
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    Automotive ignition pulse sensor

    20 years ago, I found a gadget at work which I believe was an over rev indicator. It was in a small plastic box about the size of a matchbox. The pickup was 3 turns of average size wire around a high tension lead. It only had 3 or 4 components and it turned on an LED when the engine revs reached...
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Thanks Aries for this and the other post, more food for thought, I thank you all for taking the time to look over my rather messy code. The matters you mention are now on my list. I have taken it all on board. Regards, Kevin.
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Thanks, this too will be added to my list of optimisations to be considered. This is all invaluable stuff, I can't understate how ,much I appreciate the advice. Regards, Kevin.
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Thank you Westaust55, I shall add that to my list of optimisations, very much worth pursuing. Regards, Kevin
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Thanks ibenson, have done that and it is now readable, I think.. Regards, Kevin
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    'PART 3 '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHANGE_MINS: string_loc = 25180 : Gosub PrintString ' Print string "ADJUST_" string_loc = 55765 : Gosub PrintString : Gosub NEWLINE ' Print string "MINS?" string_loc...
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    'PART 2 MAIN_LOOP: Do While red_button = 0 Resume 1 ' Fire up task 1, start the LED_1 flashing to indicate main loop running loop3 = 1 : loop4 = 28 ' Init 1st and last read positions of each loop. Gosub read_time '...
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    'PART 1 {' ******************************* ' Filename: Scheduler, Main file ' Date: ; ; "2018-11-08 12:45:45" ' File Version: 8.0 ' Written by: tommo_NZ ' Function: Main file for scheduling timing of irrigation or other processes ' Last Revision: merging clock set function...
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Thank you for the offer Hippy, following a big rewrite and shuffle of variable assignments, I need to carefully go through and do a review of all the code. There are probably many small errors at the moment but this is my code in Beta. The application is as follows, A Picaxe controlled device...
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Darn, How dumb am I, I mean I am using EEPROM to store the scheduling data, 10 ports each with up to 10 on/off timings, I am using table to store the text. Using a null char as a terminator adds up. To call the display routine, a word var is loaded with a number so the start position is in the...
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Thank you Aries, I will keep that in mind as I develop this further. I don't have much code space left so I need the simplest solution that takes up the least amount of code. I have so little space left that I have to store all the text messages in EEPROM and call a routine that loops through...
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    To poll RTC or not to poll RTC

    Thank you Hippy for your advice, I guess the chip doesn't know if it is retrieving data, calculating or just looping to kill time, it is still running. I shall set the delay to around 10 seconds, that is enough to activate the outputs in a timely fashion. Thanks for taking the time to respond...
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