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botronics

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Orangeboard

KnexFreek4 years ago
 Wow! Congrats on going pro! I subscribed! 
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alxram6 years ago
Hi Botronics,

I added your instructable to our group. I hope you don't mind, you're welcome to join!
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ewilhelm7 years ago
I know you've been around for while, but I realized I never said hello. Thanks for sharing your projects and welcome to Instructables! Let me know if you have any problems.
ephelba8 years ago
I don't know much about circuits, but I am dying to make a buzzie. Seems like a solar panel from a calculator and a tiny capacitor would be just the thing. What do you mean when you say "connected to a pic". How would one do this?
botronics (author)  ephelba7 years ago
PICs are tiny computers. They come in 8 pin to 40 pin dips. They require programming. But you can get whats called a "Picaxe" that was developed in the UK for teaching computer programming. You can program in basic with a free complier . Check the web and search for "Picaxe". The ics are cheap, about 3 bucks!, Just one person I know of sells them in the USA. Go to http://www.phanderson.com/

I made a buzzie board, just less than 1 square inch that holds a picaxe, buzzer and an led. I'm also making a picaxe controller/experimenters board that uses 3 AAA cells and allows programming. The board will turn on a few leds ,light sensor and buzzer. I will make them available as a kit if I can generate enough interest.
Do you know how I would be able to make a setup, in which 3 buttons are hooked up, and when 3 users are prompted to push the button, the first one pressed turns on a light, and blocks the other ones from coming on. Like on Jeopardy? Would this require a Pic?