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Posted in thread: Point to point or wire wrap? on 10-20-2012 at 02:02 PM
HiIf you stick with the DIP package parts PIC's (starting from the 18F series) have a lot of
similarity in their pinouts. There are a couple of power pins that show up on the later parts
that aren't o...
Posted in thread: Point to point or wire wrap? on 10-18-2012 at 05:00 PM
HiThe "cost is no object" approach would be to use multiple external PID's and select which one
is active with the PIC. Sort of the 1960's approach. You could set each one to it's control
point ahead ...
Posted in thread: Point to point or wire wrap? on 10-17-2012 at 01:03 AM
HiYes indeed, this is a bit picky. Feel free to ignore the input.I'd set your boil point sensor
to something like 208 F to start the timer. It's "close enough", and takes care of things like
slop in t...
Posted in thread: Point to point or wire wrap? on 10-14-2012 at 01:32 PM
HiSounds good!Now you need to figure out what you are going to use for connectors. D-Sub's are
popular, but you need strange cutouts for them. They also aren't great on current rating. CPC
from TE / u...
Posted in thread: Stc-1000 wiring on 09-20-2012 at 10:39 PM
I think you are giving them too much credit, and complicating things again. I doubt anyone goes
to the trouble of verifying the (out of) tolerance for each batch of discrete components, and
Posted in thread: Stc-1000 wiring on 09-19-2012 at 11:43 AM
How about the ones that look *exactly* like the ones that came with it, and are sometimes even
sold by the same seller? I have seen both the rubberized and stainless ones sold
Posted in thread: Stc-1000 wiring on 09-16-2012 at 01:24 PM
Why not just buy OEM replacements? They are available on Ebay in both the stainless and rubber
versions, 2 for $6 for the rubber ones, I think). They are also available from some stores. The
Posted in thread: GE 7 CF (FCM7SUWW) keezer conversion on 09-09-2012 at 12:58 PM
I dont want to hijack the thread but I purchased a powersupply for my bilge blower from amazon.
It outputs 12v @ 5amps. When I put the wires from the bilge to the powersupply the bilge blower
Posted in thread: Stc-1000 wiring on 09-05-2012 at 01:18 AM
While much of that is true, you make it sound like there's little to no chance of ending up
with a probe that measures with acceptable accuracy in the temp range we're dealing with, which
Posted in thread: Interest check for BrewPi, a Raspberry Pi fermentation controller/data logger on 09-02-2012 at 09:31 PM
The PI has I2C capability, so direct connect to analog, digital, and 1 wire IO boards is
possible without using the Arduino.HiThe dsPIC33's from Microchip are a pretty good
intermediate between the Ar...