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    SugarAddict got a reaction from RichardVowles in FTDI FT230X USB-Serial BoosterPack   
    Yeah, I'll populate 30 of those and send'm to bluehash.
     
    Tapatalk Mobile Device
     
     
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from BattleaxeAU in Launchpad Booster [SPOILER]   
    Your booster will rick roll you. Figured that out in the first 15 mins of getting the sample program installed... Pretty neat, but my fingers are definitely not oily enough for cap touch
     
    I failed to think "spoiler" when it shocked me and I blurted it out in IRC... But, yeah. That was neat how they did that. While I was dialing it I was thinking about making a Windows unlock program with the Booster to act like a cell phone to unlock my Windows with predetermined patterns... hehe.
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from bluehash in CCS - files needed for release?   
    http://forum.43oh.com/topic/1789-ccs51-how-do-i-just-program-the-microcontroller/
     
    Export the TITXT or HEX
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from Philipp in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Actually... it starts with

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    SugarAddict got a reaction from Rei Vilo in [Energia Library] LCD BoosterPack with Nokia 7110 LCD Library   
    There were only about 90 made, can't find/get the lcd's anymore, I'll look again though this weekend if I can get another hundred somewhere. I can get the spacers made again since all the prep work on them is done already... it's just finding the lcd that is hard. I also ate some project money on those, so they could cost more if i do them again ever.
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from gwdeveloper in Got a Wireless Connectivity SensorTag Kit from TI   
    There is always one of these... http://www.bluegiga.com/BLED112_Bluetooth_low_energy_dongle
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from bluehash in Got a Wireless Connectivity SensorTag Kit from TI   
    There is always one of these... http://www.bluegiga.com/BLED112_Bluetooth_low_energy_dongle
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from Rickta59 in Got a Wireless Connectivity SensorTag Kit from TI   
    Sadly, I see iOS and not Android.
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from Automate in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Yeah, I've got hot air for removal of stuff. edit: soldered it on the new board by hand though.

     
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from chibiace in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Yeah, I've got hot air for removal of stuff. edit: soldered it on the new board by hand though.

     
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from chibiace in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Yesterday I unsoldered everything from a v1.5 that I had broke and put it all on a printout of the launchpad board.  Today I soldered it all back on, with some bonus', to one of the bare 1.4 boards that was kindly provided to us.  It's probably not something I plan on doing again, but I've done it and it works.  Got my Com22 LP back and it's nicer than before :grin:  (Tested with G2553 LF xtal NMI example, as I did solder an xtal to it.)

     
    Thank you LariSan!
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from simpleavr in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Yesterday I unsoldered everything from a v1.5 that I had broke and put it all on a printout of the launchpad board.  Today I soldered it all back on, with some bonus', to one of the bare 1.4 boards that was kindly provided to us.  It's probably not something I plan on doing again, but I've done it and it works.  Got my Com22 LP back and it's nicer than before :grin:  (Tested with G2553 LF xtal NMI example, as I did solder an xtal to it.)

     
    Thank you LariSan!
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from bluehash in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Yesterday I unsoldered everything from a v1.5 that I had broke and put it all on a printout of the launchpad board.  Today I soldered it all back on, with some bonus', to one of the bare 1.4 boards that was kindly provided to us.  It's probably not something I plan on doing again, but I've done it and it works.  Got my Com22 LP back and it's nicer than before :grin:  (Tested with G2553 LF xtal NMI example, as I did solder an xtal to it.)

     
    Thank you LariSan!
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from RobG in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Yesterday I unsoldered everything from a v1.5 that I had broke and put it all on a printout of the launchpad board.  Today I soldered it all back on, with some bonus', to one of the bare 1.4 boards that was kindly provided to us.  It's probably not something I plan on doing again, but I've done it and it works.  Got my Com22 LP back and it's nicer than before :grin:  (Tested with G2553 LF xtal NMI example, as I did solder an xtal to it.)

     
    Thank you LariSan!
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from PentiumPC in MSP430 Launchpad v1.5 to MSP430 Launchpad v1.4 Resolder   
    Yesterday I unsoldered everything from a v1.5 that I had broke and put it all on a printout of the launchpad board.  Today I soldered it all back on, with some bonus', to one of the bare 1.4 boards that was kindly provided to us.  It's probably not something I plan on doing again, but I've done it and it works.  Got my Com22 LP back and it's nicer than before :grin:  (Tested with G2553 LF xtal NMI example, as I did solder an xtal to it.)

     
    Thank you LariSan!
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from bluehash in [IPB Update 3.4] Tapatalk cannot view past first page   
    Works for me now!
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    SugarAddict reacted to RobG in Cutting PCBs   
    Finally got my hands on the Dremel table (Black Friday sales rule!)
    It doesn't work as good as I expected, but good enough.
    I think my bit might be the problem here so I will get another one and see how that works.
     

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    SugarAddict reacted to chibiace in Cost breakdown of Seeed   
    now if only eagle would do 10x10 boards on the free licence.
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from Xtagon in Places we buy things...   
    I'll update this post with responses... we had one of these at 43oh, figured I'd start another here as we probably have some new folks
     
    If you don't know of TI's estore... I want to know why/how you got to this thread,
     
    http://www.mouser.com/
    http://www.arrow.com/
    http://www.dipmicro.com/store/
    http://www.mdfly.com/
    http://www.dx.com/
    http://iteadstudio.com/store/
    http://www.goldmine-elec.com/
    http://www.sureelectronics.net/
    http://www.micro4you...store/index.php
    http://www.futurlec.com/
    http://www.mpja.com/
    http://www.sparkfun.com/
    http://www.digikey.com/
    http://www.jameco.com/
    http://www.newark.com/
    http://www.store.43oh.com/
    http://www.taydaelectronics.com/
    http://www.parallax.com/
    http://www.elexp.com/
    http://www.frys.com/
    http://www.radioshac.../home/index.jsp
    http://www.mdfly.com/
    http://www.seeedstudio.com/
    http://www.bgmicro.com
    http://www.allelectronics.com
    http://www.microcenter.com
     
    UK:
    http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk
    http://uk.farnell.com/
    http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk
    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/
    http://www.skpang.co.uk
    http://www.maplin.co.uk
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from RobG in MSP430 Sewable - any interest?   
    Hey cubeberg... How about this? I'm gonna make a "few" of these using some of the RGB's from RobG's GB.


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    SugarAddict got a reaction from EngIP in Can't find slaa465.zip...   
    I'm not sure why, but here you go... SLAA465 inside SLAC525
    Accompanying appnote: SLAA465
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from bluehash in Project with an 430 Launchpad + wifi?   
    http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en/rf-if-and-rfid/rf-transceivers/3539948?k=TiWi-SL
     
    Seems to be the cheapest I find it... I'll order one to play with next paycheck and throw together a simple pcb... for the fun of it
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    SugarAddict got a reaction from bluehash in Can't find slaa465.zip...   
    I'm not sure why, but here you go... SLAA465 inside SLAC525
    Accompanying appnote: SLAA465
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    SugarAddict reacted to abecedarian in Total "food stamp" recipients exceed population of 24 states combined   
    I have to laugh at the concept of "decent wage". I lived on my own, rented an apartment and such, paid my bills and "got by" on minimum wage back in the late '80s. I also noticed that as minimum wage went up, so did rent, fuel, food and such... almost "lock-step": when minimum wage was raised, the cost of everything else went up leaving me in exactly the same position I was in before, despite the promises saying increasing minimum wage would put more money in my pocket. Years later, when my education and experience permitted me to earn more than minimum wage, I found myself in the odd position of having people "promoted" to making as much as I did due to increases in minimum wage: people making minimum wage got paid more and more while my wages didn't increase. 
    I also learned the importance of "budgeting" in order to finance things I wanted. Wouldn't it be nice if the current "administration" of the US could make a budget, at least once, and stick to it instead of legislating spending "bills" that push paying for the expenditures out past the end of their term in office? Even Clinton had to shut down the government for a while because of not having a budget, yet Obama is getting carte blanche to continue on? I do not spend money I do not have so why should the government be any more priveledged?
     
    Interesting you mention WalMart. WalMart doesn't pay their employees any less than Target, or any other generic retail outlet does. They all abide by the labor codes and laws. I don't see or hear anyone up in arms about McDonalds, Jack-in-the-Box, 7-Eleven, Subway, Best Buy... or any other company that pays minimum wage. A friend of ours has a brother who works for WalMart and the store he works at had a catering company prepare tri-tip and other goodies for the employees who worked "Black Friday". Yet Target, where my wife works, ordered Subway, bulk Chinese and cooked fried chicken from their own freezer. Providing employees benefits above and beyond wages is not a legal requirement, at least until "Obamacare" takes full effect. I work in the telecom industry and my employer doesn't provide health care.
     
    In the '70s and '80's no one complained about Gemco, Zody's, Montgomery-Ward, TG&Y, Kinney's Shoes and other companies paying minimum wage and offering no benefits... interestingly enough, where are they now? But, why the big fuss now? ... The "entitlement mentality" is the only explanation I can reasonably arrive at.
     
    My whole life has seen ups and downs, and I've even had to resort to unemployment insurance a few times. But I do my best to avoid those situations. Were I really in need, I would work at WalMart or even out in the field picking lettuce before resorting to the way of life of Welfare. Sadly, too many people lack the resolve to actually do anything other than receive Welfare assistance... now don't get me wrong here- it's a program to help people in dire need and I applaud the fact it is available, but it is not a way of life. It was intended as a "trampoline", if you will, to catch one when they fall so they can rebound and recover. It is now a program that is easy to fall in to and nearly impossible to get out of.
     
     
     
    As for the rich and taxes... perhaps they should pay more than they do. But I don't believe a progressive, sliding tax scale is fair either... as in the more one earns the more one pays. I also don't believe it's fair to tax one's income, then tax again when the money is spent. That is just a ploy for the government to get their grubby hands into one's wallet and finance their whims.
     
    In my opinion, the only way to be fair is to either allow everyone to earn what they can, unencumbered by taxes, and then tax what they buy, or tax their income and allow them to spend unencumbered by taxes. Either way, everyone will contribute to the system in proportionate amounts. If you cannot afford it, don't buy it.
     
    I think, most annoyingly, that driving through the parking lot at the local DPSS office, people receiving welfare were getting in to Escalade's and such whilst my wife and I are out working and get to drive a '91 Toyota pickup. I either suck at gaming the system or the system sucks and penalizes people for doing the right thing.
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    SugarAddict reacted to touch in The 43oh Store will be closing temporarily   
    I've had a bit of experience with this, I worked on a project where we wrote and designed a custom storefront/inventory/shipping system. I would certainly look into label printers that can print customs/postage & flat rate envelopes & boxes. You probably already know this but if you plan on doing this software and organization is the key, its also not a bad idea to speak with a accountant/lawyer about opening a LLC or a C-Corp for it, that way you can get a Paypal, bank account, etc in the business name and don't have to use your personal accounts anymore and this simplifies tax related stuff as well.
     
    Hope you get it sorted out!
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