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Do a quick sketch? I wish!

My Challenge – draw this in your favourite drawing package.

What is it? It’s an irregular polygon. Well, OK then, it’s a skeleton sketch for the top and bottom of a rather specialised speaker cabinet.
Now I can rough out this shape easily on paper using a pencil and my eye. For better results a 60deg [...]

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MPLABX – Beta 6.0 software? I give it Alpha–

As I started writing, the newly-installed copy of MPLABX was using up over 50% of my PC’s CPU time, and half-way through this sentence I had to kill it dead using Task Manager.
It looked promising – but NetBeans does look pretty. And I successfully converted and built a current MPLAB 8 project for a PIC18F26K20. [...]

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Camera on a sleepless night.

See also on: http://cullercoats.joebrown.org.uk/

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Ultra-easy use of 64-pin TQFP PIC Microcontrollers using TQFP-to-DIP PCB from VOTI

VOTI TQFP-to-DIL Header with PIC and ICSP fitted

A while ago I purchased a batch of 18F6620 TQFP PIC Microcontrollers at a ridiculously low price. The barrier to use of TQFP packages is, of course mounting these SMD packages effectively alongside the ‘normal’ components enthusiasts tend to use. At the time I set about and [...]

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