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BronzeG3
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 10:14 am    Post subject: Hello there Reply with quote

Just want to introduce myself. I am a computer engineering major at virginia tech. When i'm not doing class projects, i'm doing a project with a PIC. My current project is attempting to interface my ipod with a pic (18f2525) and a 4 line 20 character LCD for my car. My only problem is that i keep on soldering pins together on the iPod connector Embarassed . I also have a fascination with ultrabright LEDs. I have an idea to replace all the light blubs in my room with LEDs, and control them with a couple of mosfets and PWM of a pic.

If anyone has any PIC or electronic questions, i'll try to answer them.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that i love free samples. Microchip has a great selection of microcontrollers and analog devices. I used their temperature sensors to measure how hot my northbridge was getting. They were small enough to fit inbetween the fins of the heat sink. Also freescale has accelerometers, but i haven't been able to play around with them yet.
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Alan
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Location: Winnipeg, MB

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey BronzeG3,

That ipod project sounds sweet. I want to see the final project once you are done Smile. PIC chips are great and I also love the free samples! I was looking around last year for some accelerometers to try out but couldn't find any that were either inexpensive or free. Thanks for the info I will have to check out Freescale when I have some time. What is the interface they take? Something like 1-Wire?
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BronzeG3
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The accelerometers are analog, so its easy to connect to any A/D converter. I haven't been able to play around with them much due to final exams, but once the summer starts, I should have lots o free time to due all the stuff i want.
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Alan
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BronzeG3 wrote:
I should have lots o free time to due all the stuff i want.


Nice Very Happy

Good luck on the exams and we will wait to see what creations you come up with. Cool
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