From: "Matt Foster"
References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: RS232 newbie - in need of assistance!
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Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 16:50:47 -0000
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Organization: blueyonder (post doesn't reflect views of blueyonder)
Hey Ohm's law came in physics first :-p
I've done binary counting (Q, not Q?) D type flip flop and RS type ..
latching, basic stuff that's all on a 4000 or 74 series IC.
"Al Borowski" wrote in message
> email@example.com (Hal Murray) wrote in message
> > >1) the old fashioned way. Do it with brute force logic chips. You will
> > >spend ages on the design, have a huge PCB and have a large headache by
> > >the end of it.
> > The problem is simple enough that the brute force way isn't very hard.
> > Probably faster than learning how to program a PIC.
> quoth the poster "I'm getting confused, and I think it's time to point
> out I'm not studying electronics (you probably guessed) but instead
> Maths, Physics and Computing (german too but that's irrelevant). I did
> electronics to GCSE so know the basics."
> I'm guessing he knows ohms law, perhaps some AC theory, but I doubt he
> knows about shift registers, flip flops, etc. He said that he regards
> himself a 'pro' at programming (at VB anyway, so I guess that's an
> oxymoron ;-). If he knew more about electronics then I'd agree with
> you. However, the advantage of using a PIC is that it turns a hardware
> problem into a software problem. High level languages like JAL are
> very easy to learn. It's kinda like BASIC.
> Besides, would you rather solder and debug a circuit containing 2
> chips, or 7 or more?
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