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by Jay Dee
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Switch - Active Low - Pull up
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: Switch - Active Low - Pull up

Thanks Steve good to have that confirmed.
Cheers, John.
by Jay Dee
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: I/O expansion
Replies: 37
Views: 45878

Re: I/O expansion

Well, whats a ground line between friends. :D
I never trust anything thats still a version 1 anyway...it only means I must have missed something and not yet spotted it!
Ver2
ECIO_and_EXPANDER_MCP23S17_Ver2.pdf
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Cheers, J.
by Jay Dee
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Switch - Active Low - Pull up
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Switch - Active Low - Pull up

Hi, The switch component has the option to set the switch 'active low' i.e. Input is logic 1 when a pulled to ground. Does this function automatically enable a weak internal pull-up in the PIC or do I need to apply a weak pull-up in my hardware? And the flip-side of that question...I assume you alwa...
by Jay Dee
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: I/O expansion
Replies: 37
Views: 45878

Re: I/O expansion

Hi, I found this thread really useful and have learnt quite a bit in getting my SPI MCP23s17 expander working with an ECIO 40P , especially logic levels and tweaking the in-line resitors on the SPI line. I usually try to document my stuff for future reference and so I've attached my Circuit diagram ...
by Jay Dee
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: ECIO 40P E2 (AN7) Pulled High.
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

ECIO 40P E2 (AN7) Pulled High.

Hi,
I have 3 switches on Port E of the ECIO 40P but noticed that Pin E2 (AN7) is pulled high on the ECIO board, Can pin E2 be used for other functions or is it reserved for an ECIO specific function?
Cheers, J.
by Jay Dee
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: ECIO and Visual Basic
Replies: 10
Views: 10004

Re: ECIO and Visual Basic

Snag :-) Visual Studio 2010 Express, (containing VB Express) is free to download, will create a standalone .exe program and you can distribute your program, which is great but they pulled the upgrade wizard in the 2008 edition so I cant import any VB6 examples. I've had a fairly good trawl about but...
by Jay Dee
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: ECIO and Visual Basic
Replies: 10
Views: 10004

Re: ECIO and Visual Basic

Thanks Guys, I think I'll have a look at Visual Basic (.Net) in Visual Studio Express and your sample files. I'm not looking to do anything fancy but from what i can see from a quick search is; Visual Studio Express is free to download from M.S. Anything I write using the Visual Studio Express can b...
by Jay Dee
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: ECIO and Visual Basic
Replies: 10
Views: 10004

ECIO and Visual Basic

Hi, I've been using Flowcode4, Eblocks and ECIOs for a couple of projects which have proved useful around the workshop and have really enjoyed the Flowcode/Eblocks system. Looking to the future, I may continue a projects development and head towards a commercial product and .... First. The ECIO (PIC...
by Jay Dee
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Program with Two Initialise Macros wont Compile
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: Program with Two Initialise Macros wont Compile

:oops: Had trouble applying the 4.2-4.3 patch so did a 'remove program' and ran the Flowcode 4.3 Pic upgrade from the web site, just done a quick check and the program now compiles. I'll check if I can now get the main program to compile later today. I should have twigged something was upset when th...
by Jay Dee
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Program with Two Initialise Macros wont Compile
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Program with Two Initialise Macros wont Compile

Hi, When I try to compile a program the system seems to hang partway through the linking process. I'm running flowcode V4.1.1.55 and PPP V3.10.14.28 I thinned the program down until I found the feature, which if removed would allow the program to fully compile but if present it will not. See attache...
by Jay Dee
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: Using the FlowKit ICD Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 59178

Re: Using the FlowKit ICD Tool

Thanks for the pointers... Yep dead right. I took flowkit out of the loop and just used the EB006 V7, In the main the IDC is working well. The following are not a issue for me any more but for any others having ICD issues. I was compiling to hex using flowcode but sending the Hex using PPP running s...
by Jay Dee
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Programming Tips & Tricks
Topic: Using the FlowKit ICD Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 59178

Re: Using the FlowKit ICD Tool

Hi guys, Having a bit of trouble getting going with the FlowKit ICD. > Using a 16F887A in the EB006 V7 board. The test program is just a single LED flashing on Port C. This works fine. > Flowkit connected to EB006 with adapter and plugged into Port B. Port B 6 & 7 are the default pins, correct? > Wh...
by Jay Dee
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB006 V7 & 16F88 - Pin RA5
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: EB006 V7 & 16F88 - Pin RA5

Thanks for the clarification Ben,
Cheers, J.
by Jay Dee
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB006 V7 & 16F88 - Pin RA5
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: EB006 V7 & 16F88 - Pin RA5

Ah, Yes. Spot on Ben. The push to break PB1 is indeed what was tripping me up. For the development of my current simple project, I can use PB1 as the switch input instead of an external switch connected to PORT A RA5. Thanks, As a small side issue, Is it possible to desolder or insert a disable swit...
by Jay Dee
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: EB006 V7 & 16F88 - Pin RA5
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

EB006 V7 & 16F88 - Pin RA5

Hi, Using the EB006 and a PIC16F88, I wish to use RA5 ( PORT A, Pin6 ) as a switch input. I have set to PPP option to use this pin as an input and not as MCLR. The hardware is setup the same as the other switch inputs on RA4 and RA3 and using a meter the voltage measured on PORT A pin 6, swings corr...
by Jay Dee
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Seven Segment Display - Basic Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Re: Seven Segment Display - Basic Help

Medelec,
Thanks for your help, I think I've got pretty good control over my 7Seg displays now. I had a closer look over your examples and yeah, the use of the interrupts looks a much better solution. I've now incorporated these ideas into my mini project...so all looking good.
Cheers, J.
by Jay Dee
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Seven Segment Display - Basic Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Re: Seven Segment Display - Basic Help

Hi, Yes that's defiantly an improvement. By playing with your version, I agree that.... The 'Clear Digit' macro sets all of Port B's pins, thus clearing the digit on led7seg(1) - As expected. But this macro does not toggle the common anode pin A1. As such led7seg(1) remains active and receives anyth...
by Jay Dee
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Seven Segment Display - Basic Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Re: Seven Segment Display - Basic Help

Thanks Medelec, I should mention that I'm still working on my project only in software and running the program using the flowcode simulate function. I downloaded the modified FC V4 example you posted ( SOB_Bolter v2_Modified.fcf ) and ran that using the simulate function. When I did this, the correc...
by Jay Dee
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Flowcode V4
Topic: Seven Segment Display - Basic Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3977

Seven Segment Display - Basic Help

Hi guys, Re:Having trouble displaying multiple digit values using either of the Seven Segment Display components in V4. Using the component macros for the seven segment displays I can correctly get a number displayed on any individual section but I am having trouble getting a multi digit value displ...
by Jay Dee
Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: Serial Lcds ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3244

Re: Serial Lcds ?

Hi Benj, The Scroll Info is great, You mentioned that this info was part of the component help file. I must be having a slow day because I can find this information in the help file. :oops: In the help menu I've run a FIND for LCD, scroll, ram, ram_write etc but cant find the info. Am I looking in t...
by Jay Dee
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: CAN E-Block Module or CAN on Chip
Replies: 2
Views: 2027

Re: CAN E-Block Module or CAN on Chip

Ah...Thanks for that.
John.
by Jay Dee
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: E-blocks
Topic: CAN E-Block Module or CAN on Chip
Replies: 2
Views: 2027

CAN E-Block Module or CAN on Chip

Hi, I am looking at the most logical way for me to approach the E-blocks. I want to do quite a few projects based on CAN and so have been looking at the CAN E-Blocks Bundle, however is there any reason why I cannot use a standard E-Blocks PIC board and use a PIC the CAN already built in? I already k...