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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Borowski)
Subject: Re: RS232 newbie - in need of assistance!
Date: 6 Jan 2003 00:53:05 -0800
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"Matt Foster" wrote in message news:...
> 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.
Oops, sorry. My crappy school only covered useless DC theory when I
was 16. All the stuff I knew was self taught - so I assumed that you
only knew the bare minimum.
> "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?
> > cheers,
> > Al
> > www.alborowski.tk
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