[time-nuts] FE-5680A Mechanical Question

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Sat Jan 14 04:56:47 EST 2012

And again, if a picaxe is used, the programming connection can be
built-in. It takes two resistors and can use a 3-pin .1 in connector.
The program can be easily read in and modified at will, no special
programmers are required, just a serial port. Users can buy the picaxes
from several vendors, so no preprogrammed chips have to be sent around.
The latest programs could be stored by the usual suspects :-). SanDisk
pinout boards are cheap from Sparkfun, so big data set storage is a

 OTH, Chris Albertson has just tipped us off to a very rich cost
effective environment, an Arduino and Labview. Got one on order, can't
resist. The picaxes may have to stay in the drawer for this app. . .

David J Taylor
>> Again, if anyone makes PCBs PLEASE include a way to program the uP on
>> the card without need of extra hardware.   The firmware will get
>> upgraded and not everyone has a programmer.  There must be a way for
>> end users upgrade the firmware.
>> --
>> Chris Albertson
> .. although you can get "Blaster" programmers, requiring just a 10-bit
> header on the PC for about US $10.
>   http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Altera-FPGA-CPLD-USB-Blaster-programmer-JTAG-New-/390370232721?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae3e10991
> and the software is free.
> Cheers,
> David
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