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  1. SirZusa

    GSM-Remote-Controlled Car-Heater

    Got a electrical Heater for the cars 12V-Plug now with about 150 Watt - "hot is something else" - but this is exactly what i expected from only 150 Watt... and it is enough to support the Window-Defroster so that the snow slowly melts.
  2. SirZusa

    GSM-Remote-Controlled Car-Heater

    Of course you will have to use permanent +12V. Most Cars have this but it often has only a small Fuse like 10 Amps. So it will be better to connect a own (thicker) Cable directly to the +12V-pin of the Battery and Fuse it with 30-50A depending on the Consumption of your Heater. Adding the heated Seat sounds like an nice Idea. Should be no Problem to control more than one Output by the MCU. Mine gets hot in less than 30 Seconds so i wont need this My Seat-Heater only turns on when the Key is in Position "1" so i would have to manipulate the Power-Connection for it a bit. First i will try a cheap Heater that gets plugged into the Cigarette-Lighter plus the "built-in" front-Defroster. 12V x 15A = ~ 180 Watt Sure not enough Power to free the Window but it will warm the Car a little bit and make it easier to scratch away the rest of the Ice and prevent condensation. I want to integrate some monitoring-features so it stops when the voltage of the battery drops below a defined level I also thought about a (gas-powered) engine block heater but thats too much work while it is cold outside and in the Garage. Most of them come with an Remote-Control but it has only limited Range so it would be a good idea to extend the Range by GSM-Control. It should be ne Problem to hack the Remote-Control a bit
  3. SirZusa

    GSM-Remote-Controlled Car-Heater

    Hey there, it has been a while since my last project - and i didn't finish it till now. Since i got employed there is only a little time left for projects like these :shifty: Cause it is getting cold here and i don't want to sit in a cold car every morning when driving to work i had the idea for this small project. Spontaneously i ordered an Siemens TC35i - GSM - Module on ebay for 25
  4. I still haven't received my Stellaris Launchpad ... Order placed on 8/31/2012 ... Anyone else having the same troubles?
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    Sample code for Rob's f5510 usb dev board

    Here's my example for communication over USB-CDC based on the TI example: /*** Standard-Includes ***/ #include "stdbool.h" /*** USB-Includes ***/ #include "USB_config/descriptors.h" #include "USB_API/types.h" #include "USB_API/device.h" #include "USB_API/usb.h" #include "USB_API/UsbCdc.h" #include "usbConstructs.h" /*** HAL-Includes ***/ #include "F5510/HAL_UCS.h" #include "F5510/HAL_PMM.h" /*** USB-Variables ***/ // Flag set by event handler to indicate data has been received into USB buffer volatile BYTE bCDCDataReceived_event = false; #define BUFFER_SIZE 64 char dataBuffer[bUFFER_SIZE] = ""; /*** Send data ***/ void SendData(BYTE output) { WORD x = 0; BYTE out[1] = { output }; // send it over USB if (cdcSendDataWaitTilDone(out, 1, CDC0_INTFNUM, 0)) { // it failed for some reason; abort and leave the USBCDC_abortSend(&x, CDC0_INTFNUM); } } /*** Handling of incomming data ***/ void DataHandling(BYTE input) { // DO SOMETHING } /*** MAIN ***/ void main(void) { // Stop watchdog timer WDTCTL = WDTPW + WDTHOLD; // Higher Vcore needed for 24 MHz SetVCore(PMMCOREV_3); // enable XT2 pins P5SEL |= 0x0C; UCSCTL6 |= XT2DRIVE_2; // Start crystal UCSCTL6 &= ~XT2OFF; // wait at least 2ms for XT2 to settle __delay_cycles(50000); // Clear all OSC fault Flags UCSCTL7 = 0; // MCLK = XT2-Freq. SELECT_MCLK(SELM__XT2CLK); // full speed MCLK_DIV(1); // Initialization of USB module // Init USB USB_init(); // Enable all USB event handling routines USB_setEnabledEvents(kUSB_allUsbEvents); // See if we're already attached physically to USB, and if so, connect to it // Normally applications don't invoke the event handlers, but this is an exception. if (USB_connectionInfo() & kUSB_vbusPresent) { if (USB_enable() == kUSB_succeed) { USB_reset(); USB_connect(); } } // enable interrupts __bis_SR_register(GIE); // main loop while (1) { // ST_ENUM_ACTIVE if ((USBPWRCTL & USBBGVBV) && (USBCNF & PUR_EN) && (bEnumerationStatus == ENUMERATION_COMPLETE) && (!(bFunctionSuspended == TRUE))) { while (bCDCDataReceived_event) { // Clear flag early -- just in case execution breaks below because of an error bCDCDataReceived_event = false; // Count has the number of bytes received into dataBuffer WORD count = cdcReceiveDataInBuffer((BYTE*) dataBuffer, BUFFER_SIZE, CDC0_INTFNUM); // process incomming data WORD c = 0; while (c < count) { DataHandling(dataBuffer[c]); c++; } } } } }
  6. hmm... seems like the bots got intelligent over the last years ... * another try would be to use the questions - but don't render them as text - provide them as an image - i know many bots use text-recognition but you may confuse them a bit * to make it even more complicated: give out a fake-question in plain text and lets have it the same color or hide it so the user won't see it ... then give out the correct question you want the user to answer in an image and give it a class, name, alt, title that doesn't allow the bot to conclude it is used as something lika a "captcha" * maybe a verification by an SMS would be possible - but this could be too expensive over time
  7. What about these standard things? * is there no AKISMET-Plugin available? * normal graphical captcha * a small calculation (1 + 2 = ?, 4 * 3 = ?) * Colors (Which color has the water, grass, blood, beer, sky, ... ) * Pictures (show 4 pictures and tell the user to select for example "the apple" out of this set) * a simple task for the user ... something like that: http://webdesignledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/currybet.jpg
  8. SirZusa

    Can not install MSP430 Application UART Driver

    What error-message do you get? Try it on another port and try another cable. One of my cables was broken and i also had problems with long usb-cables.
  9. SirZusa

    Need some SEO help

    Maybe you can use a extra plugin for SEO, esp. one with mod_rewrite-rules that includes titles in the link. You don't need to move the forum - just add a new subdomain "forum.43oh.com" and set it to "/forum" ... everything will stay accessible i think the links will get lost anyway when switching to ipboard
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    Need some SEO help

    You should also set some more keywords and a better description: Some more keywords: Motor, Servo, LED, RX/TX, UART, USB, Ethernet, SPI, ISP, Spy-by-wire, SBW, bluetooth, shop, microcontroller, avr, mega, atmega, compiler, Controller, MCU, Board, JTAG, Debugger, Programmer, Embedded, Hardware, Development ... maybe repeat some category-titles You use Google Analytics? It should show you where the users come from and what they were looking for (keywords and searchengines they where using - you can use these for building a pool of keywords) Maybe you also want to use subdomains because Google handles every Subdomain as a own domain (forum.43oh.com, store.43oh.com, etc. )
  11. SirZusa

    Efficient micro mathematics

    nice idea also often used SHL for multiplication with 2 and SHR for division by 2
  12. Anyone got a datasheet? How bright are they compared to others (OSRAM, KingBright, whatever...)? I would also be in for GB when i have more information - might be an alternative for the TLC 5940 and my AmbiLight-Project
  13. Still no delivery times given in my order -will have to wait a bit longer for shipping to germany
  14. SirZusa

    How to initialize MSP430F5510 correctly?

    Let's concentrate on the problem: The Fault-Flag wont dissappear ... Same issue after stripping all unnecessary lines of code
  15. SirZusa

    How to initialize MSP430F5510 correctly?

    Why use DCO if you have the peripherals already onboard? As RobG stated above the external XTAL is more precise (compared to DCO without FLL). I don't have an oscilloscope here so i can't check if DCO with FLL is comparable to XTAL. The temperature drift of the internal clock-generators is higher then the drift of the crystal. I know that the USB-PLL is not related to the other clocks of the