Subject: Re: Here, I translated it so it's more understandable
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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 21:48:09 GMT
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On Mon, 30 Dec 2002 08:43:31 +0000, Tony Gies wrote:
> "I'm a young guy who sadly, has to go to a public school, which
> supresses my potential intelligence. Sad, huh? Well, I need to build a
> gadget that will toggle on one of 3 LEDs in sequence when a single
> button is pressed, and provide 12v to one of 3 corresponding circuits.
> Then, depending on which circuit it is, something else happens:
> For circuit 1, it remains on at full power until the button is pressed
> again, shutting it off and changing to circuit 2.
> For circuit 2, it remains on at full for several seconds, then drops
> down to a voltage set by a potentiometer. When the button is pressed
> again, the circuit is open again with no power.
> Circuit 3 is the same as 2.
> Does anyone have a cost-effective solution?"
> That was actually rather easy. I had to reread a few sentences, but I
> got it OK. But then I'm told my reading comp., IQ, etc. are above normal
> (not to brag, now ;) ) so I guess such a gibberish paragraph is not for
> everyone to bother with.
> Do I get paid for this?
Well you will need some sort of logic circuitry for this. Either in the
form of a programmable chip, a small microcontroller such as a PIC
(probably overkill), or whip it up with TTL logic or set yourself up some
mechanical relays with a reset button. There are many options and none of
them particularly expensive.
By the way there is nothing wrong with public schools; if you are
outstripping your fellow students in your boring "classes" the its _YOUR_
responsibility to seek out knowledge. It will never fall into your lap in
a public school or in a private school either. Some of the most
unintelligent people I've ever met came from private schools, and some of
the most intelligent I've met came from public schools.