Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 23:50:36 +0000
From: Mike Page
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Subject: Re: Need RS232 code for PIC
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Matt Foster wrote:
>Hi, I have another thread (RS232 newbie - in need of assistance!)
>Now I have a circuit (I think) that works
>I need some code for my PIC that will detect which of SW1,2,3,4 or 5 was
>pressed, and output an appropriate character in RS232.
>Please help me, I have no knowledge of C or PICs or anything.
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I had sympathy for you in the other thread. I thought you were showing
some resourcefulness. It can take time to get your head round hardware;
I figured software was your strength since you said "I am in my opinion,
a bit of a pro". Now you want someone to show you the whole project
except for a bit of VB which will probably take you 30 minutes tops. It
is - uh - a whole day since your post asking for hardware.
Don't take this personally, it's directed at the general melee of
students hungry for quick answers on the 'Net and those who feed them.
It's not your fault PICs don't run Windows but we as a community need to
encourage you to learn something useful - like C - and stop handing
everything over on a plate. Surely the point of a school / college
project is not so much to produce something, but to learn something in
the process. I'm concerned that over-reliance on an abundance of
information is obscuring the need for precision and steady progression
in expertise and capability.
Yes, you need to produce something but surely you need to show your
working ? Even today, I don't think "I found it on the Internet" is
worth many points.
Mike Page email@example.com
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