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by Pactor
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: Max7219 new component!
Replies: 7
Views: 5405

Re: Max7219 new component!

What a lovely component, you could learn so much by seeing how it was put together.
I'm having great fun with it.
Thank very much.
by Pactor
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Upgrading from 7 to 8 a question
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Upgrading from 7 to 8 a question

Hello I see the offer is extended. I am going to upgrade but was wondering if I need the pro version. I think I've had the pro version since V5 or V6 I'm using V7 at the moment. I can't think why I ever got the pro version, I won't be manufacturing or selling anything. I'm only a hobbyist dabbling a...
by Pactor
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site

It's not keen on negative temps from the BBC but that was easy calculate out.
by Pactor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site

That's great, just what I wanted to know.
Thanks very much.
by Pactor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site

The BBC weather component worked lovely, I was just wondering should the socket be left open or opened and closed between readings.
Thanks
by Pactor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site

There was an update and things have started appearing.

Thanks
by Pactor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site

I'm just trying out the free trial version of FC8, I think something came up and it downloaded some updates.
They are making me work so I'll check when I get home.
I expect I'm doing something stupid.
Thanks.
by Pactor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

ESP8266 Demo weather test file from web site

Hello I've been playing with this file I downloaded from the web site, all seems to work fine but no data appears. It connects to my home wifi and opens the socket ect, but no data is ever fetched. It does not seem to be sending the request. I'm baffled again. Any help or advice would be appreciated...
by Pactor
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: USBtiny and FC8
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: USBtiny and FC8

Thanks, it worked fine.
by Pactor
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: USBtiny and FC8
Replies: 2
Views: 448

USBtiny and FC8

Hello Sorry if this has been asked before. On FC 7 I was able to program the Arduino via the ICSP using the USBtiny programmer, just had to alter a couple of lines as in the attached files. Is it possible with FC8? It all seems different. I can't pretend I knew what I was doing but it seed to work f...
by Pactor
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: AVR & Arduino
Topic: ESP8266 AT question
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

ESP8266 AT question

Hello Just playing around with this module and when you connect to an AP it returns "OK" But when it fails to connect it returns "+CWJAP:1" but the component seems to accept this as a valid connection also. Just wondering if its because its seeing the 1 coming back from the module. Is there anyway o...
by Pactor
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Starburst Display
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Re: Starburst Display

Thanks very much, I didn't expect such great service and have it looked into so quickly. It all loads to the microcontroller fine now. I was using a different chip and had assigned different outputs to the segments, I tested all the segments out for crossed wires with a little test program and all c...
by Pactor
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Starburst Display
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Starburst Display

Hello I was looking at the starburst display and I tried the demo program, it compiled to C ok but compile to hex brings up this error. StarburstTest.c: FCD_0f441_LED_Starburst1__ShowCharacter() 410: case '\': ^ (226) char const too long 411: { ^ (320) ":" expected (908) exit status = 1 (908) exit s...
by Pactor
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: 32-Bit PIC
Topic: PIC32 Chip Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

Re: PIC32 Chip Pack

OK. Thanks very much for the info.
by Pactor
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: 32-Bit PIC
Topic: PIC32 Chip Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

PIC32 Chip Pack

Hello I'm baffled again. When I went from FC6 to FC7 I did not get the PIC32 Chip Pack enabled. I have been trying to work out how to add it on now. I've clicked on Buy under the view licenses section but that takes you to a flowcode 8 page. Is it possible to add it now or does the whole program hav...
by Pactor
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Circular buffer question help needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

Re: Circular buffer question help needed.

Thanks very much.
You've got a very logical brain.

I only had to alter 2 small things and it worked perfectly.
Why could I not see that solution.

Thanks again.
by Pactor
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Circular buffer question help needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

Re: Circular buffer question help needed.

I had some luck I'm getting >22.8 on the display. Could do without the ">" appearing though. I'm just wondering how to isolate the 22.8 out of the data received. I'm very thick. I've attached my attempt +IPD,100:<span id="ctl00_ContentMain_dlParams_ctl01_lblPValue"><b><font size="6">22.8°C</font...
by Pactor
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: Circular buffer question help needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

Circular buffer question help needed.

Hello I'm baffled again. If I have the below in the circular buffer and wanted just to print the 20.8 temp received how would I do it? I've tried searching for the string that comes before and it gets located, I just thought I could get the following bytes and that would be what I was looking for bu...
by Pactor
Sat May 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help
Replies: 6
Views: 4618

Re: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help

I don't think the display needs refreshing all the time, its a pair of MC74HC595AD it does latch the output.
by Pactor
Sat May 06, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help
Replies: 6
Views: 4618

Re: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help

Thanks for that, it works perfectly very smooth no flickering. It's going to take me a while to fully understand how you've done that, a week I expect! The basic thing I'm having trouble with is this, if for instance I read a time from a RTC module and want to send it to the LED's how do I link a ce...
by Pactor
Fri May 05, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help
Replies: 6
Views: 4618

Re: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help

Thank you that's very interesting. Strange thing is, with that 1 sec delay in the main loop the first 3 digits were just a blur every second and the 4th a permanent zero, but deleting that delay made it appear to slow down. The first 2 digits almost a blur but the 3rd and 4th counting fast, with the...
by Pactor
Fri May 05, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help
Replies: 6
Views: 4618

Re: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help

Thanks I'll check it out when i get home.
I forgot to mention there are two registers
In series.
I missed the version 7 special offer
The email ended up in my spam folder
It had only just closed when i noticed it.
Still having great fun with v6 though.
by Pactor
Fri May 05, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Flowcode V6
Topic: 4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help
Replies: 6
Views: 4618

4 x 7 Segment LED and shift register help

Hello, I'm stuck again. I have a little board that drives 4 x 7 Segment LED's via a shift register, I know what string of bits to sent to light up the correct digit and number but I'm stuck on how to make some sort of table up so that if I wanted to send for example, number 8 to digit 1 The bits to ...
by Pactor
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: SD card end of line characters
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

Re: SD card end of line characters

Thanks very much for the help. Inserting that simple decision has cleared all the odd characters I was getting. It saved all the messing about I was doing. So when the LCD receives the ASCII code does it look it up in a ROM and display the corresponding character? What about when a string is sent do...
by Pactor
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Programming
Topic: SD card end of line characters
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

SD card end of line characters

Hello I've been having ago at reading text files from an SD card and displaying on an LCD, it all works ok expect for the CR/LF that's and the end of each line, the LCD just displays some strange symbols, Is the any way around this? I've found using word I can remove the CR or the LF but not both. A...