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    14m2 and Touch16 'channels' ids

    Hello all. I am making a small audio player using the Picaxe 14m2. For the control buttons (play/pause/prev/next/stop) I am using the touch capabilities of the chip. I saw in the picaxe site that the command refers to 'channels' and not port names but I couldn't trace any details on how the...
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    What's next after M2?

    It's been 9 years since the M2 chips were released, at least for the 8, 14 and 20 pin versions. Since then I haven't seen any announcement on this forum for new chips to be released. Don't get me wrong, M2 chips are still a great option for doing quite a lot of things, but looking at similar...
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    IR decoding

    Hello all. I am tying to decode an IR toy in order to 'expand' it's uses. The toy uses a wand (ir transmitter) and a 'magic egg' (ir receiver). I used a logic probe to peek on the signals transmitted from the wand and then tried to lookup the start bit, pause, logic 1/0 bit duration in order to...
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    Words&Letters - Connected wooden blocks toy

    Hello all. I have been working on a connected educational toy for the past few days based on the 08m2 chip. It's the traditional wooden blocks game augmented with RFID tags and a companion HTML5 application. The RFID reader is connected to the computer, reads the tags inside the...
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    Serrxd and data from PC

    Hello all. I'm trying to push some data (3 values per record) from a file on the PC to the 40X2. I noticed that the data received on the picaxe was not what I was sending. I am using a simple (liberty basic) app and the text file containing the lines with the data. I wrote a small program to...
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    Ram or Scratchpad?

    Hello all. I have been trying to identify pros and cons of using the one instead of the other. Besides the available space to use, are there other details one should take under consideration when choosing one over the other?
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    Picaxe 40x2

    Hello all. I'm considering using a 40x2 chip for a project I'm working on. I'm going through the datasheet to have a better understanding of the chp's internals. What is not clear to me at the moment, is how I am supposed to connect the power to the chip. I see it has dual +V, 0V pins (44x2 SMD...
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    Cubee - an IOT desktop toy

    Hello all! This is Cubee, an IOT desktop toy that displays the weather conditions in your location for the next hour. Gets it data from an API server through a WiFi connection. It can also be used to display other type of information or even notifications, such as emails, twitter and facebook...
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    Running a Picaxe at 3.3v is it still 5v tolerant?

    Hello all. I'm creating a little project in which I have a Bluetooth module that requires 3.6v to 6v but its RX its rated at 3.3v. I'm planning to run the Picaxe at 3.3v, in order to avoid having to use level shifting. Just out of curiosity, if I connect the Picaxe inputs to another chip...
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    Picaxe linux compilers cannot compile #define example

    Hello all. I would like to define a few things in my program and I was getting an 'Unknown symbol' error while trying to check the syntax. I copied the Example #2 from the #define help page #define just to be sure and I noticed that even this cannot run properly: This is what I get when I try...
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    Bluetooth treat dispenser

    This is a project I did a while ago and I have been using since to spoil both my dogs. It is a treat dispenser device built from 4mm plywood, a Picaxe chip to drive a servo-piston and receive commands wireless through a blue-tooth serial module. An android app is used to control the dispenser...
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    hserin & serin on the same pin

    Hello all. Is it possible to use hserin pin to receive background data and then revert this pin into normal pin to receive more data (eg, 8 bytes)? I have a small program that checks with 'hserin wX' if a wake-up byte (ASCII 63) is background received and if so, then replies with a...
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    IKEA STRALA lamp with Picaxe chip!

    Hello all. This is a small project using the IKEA STRALA lamp. It's a small battery LED light shaped like an angel. You can either turn it on or off. It does have a lot of space to fit a small circuit inside, so I got one and started working on an small X-mas project. The project uses a...
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    USB remote switch controller

    Hello all. I have build a small USB device to control remote switches (e.g. Byron) from a PC using a 08M2 chip and a cheap AM RF transmitter made from RF Remote Tech. It's similar in concept with the TellStick USB device which you can find here: http://www.telldus.se/products/tellstick. The...
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    Code execution speed calculation

    Hello all. I have been playing with the idea of creating a simple arcade game (Mame) controller using a PicAxe chip. I have created a 'breadboard version' prototype with 4 buttons which worked OK while testing a couple of games. The code is mainly a loop which scans the input pins for changes...
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    Remote switch plug

    Hello all. I have started playing around with a remote switch plug kit I got. I've seen on the internet that there are a couple of DIY projects controlling those plugs through a uC and an RF transmitter and I though that this could make a nice Picaxe project. After reading about the protocol...
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    USB Thermometer

    Hello all. It's a small project that connects to the USB port for serial comm and power and displays the temperature in a windows application. The circuit uses a 08m chip with a DS18B20 digital 1-wire thermometer. The connection to the usb is done through a USB to TTL cable bought from eBay...
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    08m Serin weird behavior

    Hello all. I'm creating a small circuit with an 08m chip to make it act as a USB device. I have the board connecting to my PC using an 'el cheapo' USB-2-ttl cable - no problems here. Since I need to control the 08m from an application running on the PC and also avoid having the 08m stuck on...
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    Branch command and return statements

    Hello all. I'm experimenting with a potential USB gadget toy that will be using a Picaxe 08m chip as it's base and the USB-2-TTL cable from China (of course). The application logic is to receive data from the serial cable and act accordingly. The data is a number from 1 to 9. I'm using the...
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    Emulate 28X1 external counter on other chips

    Hello all. I'm using a 28X1 PicAxe to count the pulses from a small energy meter. I have been using the external counter functionality of the chip, so it counts the pulses in the background while I'm able to talk to the PicAxe through a serial connection and get the number of pulses...
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