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Old 10-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #121 (permalink)
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...damnit. Oh well, I guess it'll be cheaper with a 16x2 - I've got one lying around the house somewhere.

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Old 10-06-2008, 03:39 PM   #122 (permalink)
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While we are waiting for our kits, here is a site for project boxes, and some that look like they might work:

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Old 10-06-2008, 05:28 PM   #123 (permalink)
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yay! mine works now! that was easy.... almost too easy?

it shows all the menu screens and asked for loads of parameters and stuff.

is it safe to try it on my vehicle now i wonder? i think i did an ok job with the soldering -after all it seems to work.

what are your strategies with fuses and such?
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #124 (permalink)
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If you are at all worried about it, at a minimum, do some ohm reading tests tests:
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:51 PM   #125 (permalink)
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what are your strategies with fuses and such?
I am running mine without a fuse and have had no problems with surge-related issues. Most people have been saying that if you want to use a fuse, you should do that outside the MPGuino so that if it blows you don't have to open the Guino to change it.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:09 PM   #126 (permalink)
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There's probably spare room in your car's fuse box. What's the limit on current draw?
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:18 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Anyone received a kit yet? I've been getting some semi-bizarre notices regarding the status of FL's shipping system being generally borked, but it seems to be in the direction of "this stuff probably shipped sooner than we are saying it did." I ordered on Sept. 30, so I'm getting a little antsy. ;-)
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Stuff takes a while from there, not meant as criticism, he has excellent bargains on cool toys and isn't really making much of anything on it. Just the way it is. I ordered a Atmega328 to play with and some zeners on the 30th with the cheap shipping, will probably wait till the end of the week/beginning of next week to bug him directly about it.
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I ordered a Atmega328 to play with
HMmmmm dcb with a 328 wonder what you're doing with that? Beginnings of release 2?
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HMmmmm dcb with a 328 wonder what you're doing with that? Beginnings of release 2?
LOL, it's just for playing around I've been playing around with avr assembler too, but I may hold those efforts for a more deliberate offering, a-la MPGuino PRO or something.

It's work, but its crazy how much smaller things are with assembler and I think I can get a lot more goodies on even the same 168 chip by losing the bootloader and the C++ toolchain/version dependencies. You might have to actually wire up your LCD "right" to use it though


But I'm not in any rush. The guino fills the gap very nicely as-is, once you get it working, IMHO.

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