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Re: Getting started: looking past the breadboard

 by motopic ¦  Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:45 am ¦  Forum: Projects ¦  Topic: Getting started: looking past the breadboard ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 723

Yes, there are no 'slots', feed your 'pulses' into a analog or digital pin, and the 'sketch'(i.e. software) can keep count. Put your reset button on another digital pin to 'reset' the count to zero. Put a internal 'counter' in the main loop of the software to act as your 'timed' count reset, or puls...

Re: Openocd on i.MX6 quad seems to disconnect from the targe

 by motopic ¦  Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:56 am ¦  Forum: OpenOCD ¦  Topic: Openocd on i.MX6 quad seems to disconnect from the target wh ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 1432

Perhaps your answer lies here somewhere.

https://community.freescale.com/thread/305186

Re: Openocd on i.MX6 quad seems to disconnect from the targe

 by motopic ¦  Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:19 am ¦  Forum: OpenOCD ¦  Topic: Openocd on i.MX6 quad seems to disconnect from the target wh ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 1432

I assume you are using the Freescale dev board because the imx6q is an EXTREMELY COMPLEX cpu. We had a team of hw engineers with years of experience layout our boards and they still messed it up twice. And I have random boards that require active cooling, these chips overheat FAST. What are you tryi...

Re: Need help choosing hardware for a project

 by motopic ¦  Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:28 am ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: Need help choosing hardware for a project ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 1356

Are you saying the dryer has another sensor or timer that shuts it off when done? Use a clamp on inductor, when it shuts off you should be able to read the signal (loss of current). (if you are somehow controlling the ac, you want to relay each hot wire, doing just one is unsafe) Put open/closed lim...

Re: Battery pull tabs

 by motopic ¦  Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:03 am ¦  Forum: New Product Ideas ¦  Topic: Battery pull tabs ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 2004

paper, inkjet printer, InkScape software.

Draw the tab, print it out.

if it REALLY has to be plastic, get some onion skin, or window cling, both are available as inkjet printer specialty packs at a office supply store.

Re: Comment Section

 by motopic ¦  Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:54 am ¦  Forum: SparkFun Site Questions/Comments ¦  Topic: Comment Section ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1846

wut?

top line, see "View New Posts"

Your Rant Score: 0/10

Re: PCB Layout packages are too hard?

 by motopic ¦  Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:37 am ¦  Forum: PCB Design Questions ¦  Topic: PCB Layout packages are too hard? ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1162

OP is wanting to develop a solution in search of a problem. The pcb software is just the tip of your issues designing electronics. The engineering support needed to dev a product is much larger than the price of the sw. Even if you did dev a product, if you sell it in the USA, anything requiring lis...

Re: User customizable programming

 by motopic ¦  Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:47 am ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: User customizable programming ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 515

With something as small as the arduino, you likely come out better if you make a desktop app to 'translate' the BEERXml to commands that you stream to the arduino. This way you have plenty of room and flexibility (C/C++, Java, Lua, etc) to do what you need to format and comunicate with the arduino. ...

Re: one programmer multiple targets

 by motopic ¦  Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:49 am ¦  Forum: OpenOCD ¦  Topic: one programmer multiple targets ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 614

I am not a OpenOCD expert, but from reading the manual, you want to wrap OpenOCD with another tool like perl, python, ruby, tcl, etc. Tcl support is built into OpenOCD. I'd use Lua cause I think Lua is great. Use java even. Or an IDE like jEdit can be programmed to run tools. OpenOCD doesn't have a ...

Re: Protel PCB layout package?

 by motopic ¦  Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:16 am ¦  Forum: PCB Design Questions ¦  Topic: Protel PCB layout package? ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 6038

I disagree, I found Eagle obtuse for a novice.
I tried several, and settled on FreePCB. I could understand it. And got all the source code too...
(and no limits like community eagle)

Re: OpenOCD on Freescale i.MX6

 by motopic ¦  Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:36 pm ¦  Forum: OpenOCD ¦  Topic: OpenOCD on Freescale i.MX6 ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 8673

Hello Spen, Hello Spen, Thank you for your quick answer. 1. I allready tried it with different adapter_khz speeds but I had no success. 2. this is how i set up openocd - git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/openocd/code openocd-code - git checkout v0.6.1 - ./bootstrap - ./configure --enable-ft2232_lib...

Re: PCI card fab question

 by motopic ¦  Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:40 am ¦  Forum: BatchPCB ¦  Topic: PCI card fab question ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 3878

For one offs, this might work (at bottom of html page):
http://www.futurlec.com/Protoboards.shtml

It also cannot hurt to email them and inquire about making pci cards.

I have been happy with their work so far in the few orders I have placed with them for pcbs.

Re: New to programming need help with loop()

 by motopic ¦  Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:05 am ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: New to programming need help with loop() ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 511

Your program trace looks like this: loop -> serloop -> serloop -> serloop -> .... That is to say instead of looping over the SAME function repeatedly, you are sequentially creating a NEW call each time. I am very surprised this does not lock up the chip really quickly. Probably a inadvertant delay i...

Re: micro sd shield

 by motopic ¦  Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:52 am ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: micro sd shield ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 398

http://garagelab.com/profiles/blogs/tut ... th-arduino

does india not pay for google or sumptin?

Re: Help required for arduino idiot.

 by motopic ¦  Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:40 am ¦  Forum: Arduino ¦  Topic: Help required for arduino idiot. ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 618

Let me see if I understand the situation : 1) The OP buys some LCD display from E-bay knowing it doesn't come with the "driver" needed for his application. 2) The OP doesn't understand the code that does come with it. 3) The OP comes to the SFE forums looking for some help. 4) The OP posts in the A...

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