They forgot we worked hard

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15Jun2011
Last Updated on 15 June 2011 | Written by CodeAsm

Like many schools, sometimes teachers forget that when you work in a team and some of the team members speaks and nobody else really say anything, its a wrong assumption that they dint do anything or know nothing.

But before I tell to much before I give skool a change of defence ill tell you that during the project GetConnected I needed to add 2 new IO expanders and theyre adress space apeared diferent. Ofcourse I coald have know that, but when you have 2 hours remaining, its a short time for datasheet searching.
but in the end I did looked at it and spottet that a PCF8574N and PCF8574AN just difrenses in adress 00100xxx and 00111xxx where xxx is the adress you set on the adress lines.

For anyone intrested, ive added the complete Arduino code after the break. Next time ill upload our full java code. To fully explain the code ill later make a document explaining the whole workings.

Ow and its a bit dirty, we did understand it could have been done more "cleaner". sorry for that.

 

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New hardware recieved on easter

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27Apr2011
Last Updated on 27 April 2011 | Written by CodeAsm

Easter is just over for like 2 days and I can tell you:

Its awesome to get home and receive allot of packages at once and stuff you got just before you left.
I dont tell all the stories but to keep it simple. 2 oldskool pc's from a friend of mine (x486 series) a keyboard and a NXP LPCXpresso protoboard for free. few lcd screens 24 x 2 character dot displays and a Sound recorder board for a few euro's from my favorite store Baco.

Also I got a few packages that I got from on-line stores, a few Zilog IO chips (not in the main picture) and a Xbox one (1.4 or 1.5)Virgin. after the read-more some detailed pictures so you can get some data-sheets or whatever. btw, those LCDs? they have some more left for 2,5 euro;s and 16x2 for 3,5 wich are also on-line. If you visit them in Ijmuiden you also can buy a red LED matrix board with 20x100 LEDs or something 3,5 euros but water damage.

So, go take a look. anyway, I'm back programming that Arduino project with 45 buttons. Ill post pictures and sourcecode of that soon.

 

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A new xbox and Math failing

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31Mar2011
Last Updated on 31 March 2011 | Written by CodeAsm

Xbox1Last night I received a package from England. It contained a Black Xbox one console and an AV cable. Litle bit dirty and a few pieces of plastic broken on the underside of the xbox, and a jamming DVD tray. Sold as "Microsoft Xbox (8 GB) Black Video Game Console FAULTY

This for a FAULTY black xbox video game console

The console was working up till about 6 months ago but suddenly stopped it will power up but the disc tray will not open

I would say that this is simple fault and could be easily fixed by someone who knows what they are doing

I just do not have the time to start messing with it"

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Fixed an broken DVD drive

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20Mar2011
Last Updated on 28 January 2013 | Written by CodeAsm

Xbox dvd Hax

December 2010 I got my second Xbox 360, to Jtag it. But before I was able to Jtag it I did something wrong. You see this picture? its the xbox 360 freshly opened and unmodded. 2 minutes later there was some smoke and smell of burning pcb.

Let me tell you, It was all my own fault. But I learned allot and this story is going to end Good... well Its not over yet. read on after the break.

 

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Katy Perry Concert

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15Mar2011
Last Updated on 17 March 2011 | Written by CodeAsm

Katyperry

Waiting long hours, Jeugdjournaal took a few shots and we are already tired of waiting in front of the Heineken Music hal.

On tuesday the 15 of march 2011 I and a friend got to see Katy Perry on her "Californian tour" concert. Anyway, its realy late now I write this introduction and I suggest you continue reading after the break to read what I saw and even got my hands on.

Yea, not so special like some of people who where able to get upstage but I realy liked this Party on Tuesday, Tuesday is now my new Friday.

 

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