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    Editor 6 on Windows 10

    For a totally different device, I was recently forced to purchase a Dell laptop running Windows 10 (I generally run XP on a 20 year old laptop, or Unix on an HP server). After spending several days stripping out the bloat code that came with the new machine, reloading Windows, and getting...
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    Tech question regarding download cable

    Is there a reason the standard USB to stereo plug download cable (AXE027?) has the sleeve of the stereo plug connected to an active signal, rather than circuit ground (as is "normal")? Typically, that plug (sleeve, tip, ring), would be wired so that the sleeve is circuit ground, with tip and...
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    Bit Banged Servo drive from the 20M2 A.0 pin

    I have an existing board with a surface mount Picaxe20M2, which I wanted to "re-purpose" to control some remote controlled tweezers. Because the I/O of the existing board is physically limited, I use the "serout" pin (A.0) as the servo data port. My initial attempt using "servo" and "servopos"...
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    PE6 Suggestion

    I also posted this in the main forum, but it probably belongs here: I spent the afternoon playing with the workspace editor functions of PE6. It took a bit to get used to, but I like it. One function that I would love to see...
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    PE6 suggestion

    I spent the afternoon playing with the workspace editor functions of PE6. It took a bit to get used to, but I like it. One function that I would love to see is the ability to add ANY file to the workspace (not just a compatable file) and the ability to link the executable used to create/open...
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    s_w0-7 words

    On the 20M2, which bytes are associated with words s_w0 through s_w7? I can't find this anywhere!
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    Understanding max min

    I don't think this does what I intend it to do (limit s_w3 to values between 0 and 995, without "rolling over): s_w3=1023-s_w3 max 995 min 0 What should this look like? Thanks, Rip
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    DS18B20 Heads Up

    Last year I built a controller for my fridge/freezer based on a Picaxe 20M2 and three DS18B20 temp sensors. It's been working great BUT: One of the sensors monitors the temp of the fridge evaporator, so it is exposed to below freezing temps, and then thaws to above freezing temps (to ensure...
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    PE Version

    I have installed the latest editor, and used it to program several devices with all code that I have written in the past. No issues so far.
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    DS18B20 Failure

    Basically just a heads up. Appliances always seem to fail when one is on vacation. Sure enough, on my return from the Caribbean yesterday, the fridge was a bit warmer than usual. One of the three picaxe controlled DS18B20 temperature sensors on my controller board had failed! No apparent reason...
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    OLED display and DS18B20

    Having a few spare temp sensors from my fridge project, I soldered one onto the C.0 input of my AXE133Y OLED display. I have code (thanks Marks!) that happily outputs degrees F to the editor serial terminal, but can't wrap my head around getting it to display on the OLED. Any help appreciated!
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    DS18B20 on Picaxe20M2

    Do I need to add the temperature conversion delay as a pause, Readtemp B.1, b0 pause 1000 or is it "automatically included" in the readtemp command? I ask because the displayed temperature seems to "stall" at a reasonable but fixed value for long periods of time. Thanks, Rip
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    Download cable length

    Has anyone any experience with extending the AXE027 download cable? I've made a roughly 2 meter long extension with the appropriate 3.5mm socket on one end to fit the AXE027 plug, and a 3 pin Molex KK at the other to fit my circuit board (which will be buried in my refrigerator). The extension...
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    #no_end directive

    I understand what this directive does, but I wonder if there is an example or discription of why one would want to use it? Just curious. Thanks, Rip
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    Simulation question

    I haven't used the simulator much. Is there a way to make a RAM value "stick" at an assigned value during simulation, so that it ignores the code? Thanks, Rip
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    DS18B20 question

    The DS18B20 measures in centigrade. Assuming that the lowest temperature I need to measure is -20 C, can I do something like: readtemp B.0, b0 b0=b0+50 to internally shift the readtemp so that it will always be a positive value? In other words, will the picaxe deal with the negative sign bit...
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    Syntax error in PE6

    This small chunk of code bintoascii Kolls,b0,@bptrinc,@bptrinc,@bptrinc,@bptrinc ;massage for decimal point has been working fine, and passes syntax in PE5, and versions of PE6 earlier than the latest (which I just installed). In the latest PE it...
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    "lookdown" command

    Is there a reasonable way to do something like: lookdown w0,(<=w1,<=w2,<=w3),w4 Thanks, Rip
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    Oh gawd, another "time" variable question

    Technical, again many thanks for the command update to address the time variable! In the new info, it states "When the time function is disabled the time variable may be altered safely with a command such as 'let time = 0'." What are the repercussions of using 'let time=0' if disabletime is...
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    TIME variable question and a request

    Does the TIME variable change with the "setfreq" setting? In other words, is "time=8" equal to "time=1" when setfreq m32 is invoked on an M20 Picaxe, vs when running at standard 4 MHz? Playing around with "enabletime", "disabletime" and various scope trigger scenarios yields no clear answer...