Software Bugs

Hi all, I came to the forums to ask you to try and break my software. You will find the link to it in my instructable. If you manage to break the software please inform me. Thanks, PREDATOR

Topic by PREDATOR_UK   |  last reply

Webcam Software?

Hey guys and gals, I am playing around with a old Pentax 110 camera and I noticed that my cheap Labtec webcam fits almost perfect in the backing of the camera. This works VERY well because I have numerous lenses that I can switch out. I immediatly noticed the quality of the image is many time better doing this. The main problem I have is the webcam fits perfect rotated sideways. When I use the cam the video/pics are all rotated. Is there any software that will run on a PC that will rotate this for me? Also out of curiosity is there anyway via firmware update, software etc... to increase the overall size of the image or is it hardware dependant? I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks, Jester

Topic by Jester_boy2 

EagleCad software? Answered

I noticed that there was a software that was called Eagle PCB design software but it costs money while there is a version that is free. It appears to me they can do the same thing so, why is the PCB design software $49 but the regular software free?

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PC Software

I have Pinacle Studio Software. After opening it is not opening any file for the few days ( previously it used to open) for editing purpose. Today after opening the software, i got the pop up as folows. UMI Usermade ISR IRQ Source IRQ Priority - Low - Medium IRQ Properties High Statistics Terminate UMI : Warning No IRQ Driver selected ok Kindly advice me further course action. Regards Bala TV

Topic by balatv44   |  last reply

What software was used? Answered

Does anyone recognise what software was used to create this diagram?

Question by Jayefuu   |  last reply

software development help?

I am interested in developing basic software, preferably without having to write code. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Question by memyselfand1   |  last reply

Free CAD Software

For those of us with bad cameras, does anyone know some free CAD software (Linux or Windows) so that we can include diagrams?

Topic by BoomGuy   |  last reply

Movie-Editing Software?

I've been getting into short film recently and I'm looking for some movie-editing software. I want something that:works on Windowsis free/open sourceis easy to usehas a good amount of useful featuresI like iMovie, but I'm not spending the money on a Mac.Help?

Topic by Labot2001   |  last reply

Good DVD software?

Hi,So I downloaded all of The Onion videos onto my computer as .FLV's. Then I converted them to .mp4 (ACC audio). Now I want to import them into some type of program that will allow me to make DVD's with Menus and link each clip onto the menus. So does anyone have any good suggestions of free software like that? I have used Roxia my DVD but I don't have the full version and I don't particularly like it. I run am Running Windows XP media Center and Ubuntu Gusty Gubbons on this computer. I have all of the videos on an external hard drive so I could potentially take use my brothers mac. Any suggestions and/or comments are welcome. ThanksJoe

Topic by joejoerowley   |  last reply

PIC Programming Software

I am just starting to get into PICs, problem is, I can't find a program. All these tutorials on PICs on Instructalbes talk about the hardware, but not very many talk about software. I am pretty fluent in VBasic/Basic so I would like a developer that works in that language or C/C++. I have PIC Prog, but that just downloads it. Anyway here's what I need help finding: -Free devolpment and compiler program -Preferably programs with Basic or C -Works with JDM2 programmers. Yes I have MCU experience, but it's been with an OOPic. I can't use it on everything so I am switching to PICs. Anyway if anyone can help me with software solutions, I'd really appreciate it.

Topic by gimmelotsarobots   |  last reply

Movie Editing Software

So we all know the Windows Movie Maker suxs! so Im looking for a movie editing software for xp that can handle stuff like green screening The program needs to be free

Topic by Chicken2209   |  last reply

Free NASA Software!

From the NASA press release: NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees. Available in both hard copy and online, this third edition of the publication has contributions from all the agency’s centers on data processing/storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics. It includes many of the tools NASA uses to explore space and broaden our understanding of the universe. A number of software packages are being presented for release for the first time. Each catalog entry is accompanied with a plain language description of what it does. “The software catalog is our way of supporting the innovation economy by granting access to tools used by today’s top aerospace professionals to entrepreneurs, small businesses, academia and industry,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) in Washington. “Access to these software codes has the potential to generate tangible benefits that create American jobs, earn revenue and save lives.” NASA published the first edition of its software catalog in April 2014, becoming the first comprehensive listing of publicly available software to be compiled by a federal government agency -- the largest creator of custom code. Since then, NASA has shared thousands of its software programs with students, industry, individuals and other government agencies. “Software has been a critical component of each of NASA’s mission successes and scientific discoveries. In fact, more than 30 percent of all reported NASA innovations are software,” said Dan Lockney, NASA’s Technology Transfer program executive. “We’re pleased to transfer these tools to other sectors and excited at the prospect of seeing them implemented in new and creative ways.” The searchable catalogue is here: Wouldn't it be cool to use NASA code in your next project?

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lcd cropping software?

I just built a DIY projector for my room (basically an overhead with an lcd and fans slapped on). Many people that do this use a 15 inch screen, but my family recently burnt out the backlight of a 17", so I used that. Anyways, since the stage of the overheadprojector can't see the whole LCD, some parts of the image get cut off. Is there some sort of software to essentially shrink a screen so that I can get the whole image viewable to the projector?

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Waveform Drawing Software? Answered

Is there any cool software that allows you to literally draw the waveform for music (specifically a longer tone ex: >10 secs)   To add some clarity -I want to draw sort of a the "rough" waveform, and have it filled in by a computer synthesizer; I know the extreme complexity of sound. I also have many audio editing programs, and I know of FL Studio and all of that. I want to have a sound that if looking at the waveform, you see the shape drawn. I don't want to draw all of the individual peaks and valleys. Looping an individual drawn minuscule waveform is simple with a wavetable synthesizer application. I'm saying that if i draw something like "^", the computer will fill that in with that synthesizer's pattern without the "steps" (_-_) that are created with instruments.

Question by DIY Emilio   |  last reply

Autodesk software recommendations?

I was going to ask a general question about software, but I was reminded that, as an educator, I can get free Autodesk software. But, which do I choose?  Browsing the site, they all seem to produce the same things... I have two general tasks: create files to run a lasercutter, and create files to be printed in 3d. The latter is mainly for fun (I want to make a head-start on some files to print over the Summer), the former is longer term (by the time I get back to school in September, we will have a laser cutter of our own). Is there one programme that does both?  Or would you recommend separate specific programmes? (Free bonus question: I know Inkscape can be used to create laser-cutter files.  What format do I save them in?  .eps?)

Question by Kiteman   |  last reply

help with software choice? Answered

Hi i am entering a competition where we have to make a small presentation, but i want it to standout over the others. We are doing this competition in groups of 3 and one of us is good at computers and i can learn software quickly. So can somebody tell me what software is use to make this video presentation or some similar programs that can help me make a presentation similar to this, Thanks.  there is a picture of the editor editing the program and this is the webpage that tells you about how the webpage is made the channel this program is shown on is ABC australia. Thank you for helping.

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Music Making Software? Answered

Hey everybody. Just a few questions about music making softwares. First off, if you make a song from (the software's) loops and pre-determined notes, can you still copyright that song? Or do u owe the company money, or can u not copyright it at all? Also does anyone know a really good software I can buy thats relatively cheap? I don't want to spend $400, but I'm willing to go up to $100 or a bit more. Lastly, does anyone have any good guides for getting into this type of music making? Thanks in advance, I really appreciate the help!!!!! :)

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arduino draw software

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Topic by Jordan arduino 

how to make a software?


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Hello, i am T.Y. Mech Engg. student. I want to know how software's like PRO/E are made. I mean how do they create the graphics (links of free download available graphics library's would be appreciated). Also how do they connect that(graphics) with their kernel? I know c++ already, which else languages or concepts do i need to know to create such a software? Also i would like to know how FEA is integrated in these software's. Expecting detailed reply's from all the experienced people who have worked on PARASOLID or Granite (PTC) or any other CAD/CAM software!

Question by coepian 

Free Animation Software? Answered

Hey, I recently got really into animation, like the type done at Pixar, and I was wondering if anyone knew a nice, free software for animation purposes. I'm not talking about Powtoon or anything like that, I would like to make the characters using softwares, not pre-made circles and rectangles. I'd prefer online software, but it can be downloadable. But my biggest thing is that it needs to be free. Google hasn't been much help in this matter, and I was wondering if any of you animators knew. I'm looking to make movies with this. Thanks for the help! Best Answer chosen as soon as possible!!

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Booklet Making Software?

Does anyone out there know of good (preferably free) software for laying out the pages of a booklet on a letter size or legal size sheet of paper? It would have to be able to assemble the pages of the booklet (some upside down, others on the back of the sheet) that is then folded, stapled and cut to make a booklet.

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Control software with WebIOPi?

Hello everyone, I have been trying to interface ServoBlaster on my pi, and have ran into an issue. I am a a beginner with Python, and so that may be the reason, but what my issue is: I can't find/figure out how to write a script for controlling software! All i find is how to control GPIO Pins via a python script for WebIOPi. With all the looking i have done, i haven't seen a guide, tutorial, or project involving interfacing software. All i find is how to write a program for the pins themselves, and not a command. What i would need to do, is instead of turning on or off a pin, the python script would run a command.  So, how would i write a script in python for WebIOPi that doesn't make a GPIO pin high or low, but instead runs a command such as 'echo P1-12=120 > /dev/servoblaster'? 

Question by RocketPenguin 

webcam with cad software?

Ok, so I have to do some engineering drawings of our robot arm for science olympaid. For now I can just make stuff really easily in paint in like 10min. But part of our score is in the quality of paperwork if there is a tie for operation. We are building a new arm that will be much more complicated. I happen to have a webcam above a white panel for creating things for a video game development thing my little bro got. (software is nothing impressive, probably not even as good as ms paint). I do have auto cad software, but havent used it much (my grandpa gave the pc to me and he had it on here). Is there any sort of program or feature in cad that allows you to kind of scan things in? I think that our bimba pnumatic cylinders are worthy of being accurately rendered in cad. But I dont have the knowledge of how to do it "free hand" 

Question by TOCO   |  last reply

CNC help - Software?

I'm planning on building a X-Y CNC machine.  The issue is softwares.  My plan was to get 2 scanners, and rip out the stepper motors.  Then, as seen on an instructables, use a parallel port with 2 or 3 ULN2003 chips to control the motors. My idea was to do as they did, and use TURBO-CNC to controll the parallel ports, unless there's something better to use? Can TURBO-CNC read G-Codes?  If so, what is the best program to use for creating G-Codes? This project is starting with a 1W blue laser as a etcher / paper cutter CNC.  It it going to be used for getting my machine tuned up.  Once things are in good order, It's going to be turned into a 60W acrylic / 1mm aluminum / thin wood cutter.

Topic by Killa-X 

How to make or assemble a software ?

How do peoples create softwares like yahoo messenger or media players please help me I am completely idiot about this but by full procedure i can understand

Question by jalal_sweet   |  last reply

i need the One software that plays all formats of video and audio?

I need the One software that plays all formats of video and audio? plz tell me the software name and the link to download the software. thanks.

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Is there a software to test how much load a structure can hold?

Is there any software where I can identify the material and the structure and then test how much load the structure can hold before it fails? My structure is a spaghetti bridge and I was wondering if such  software exists where I can input the data (material, dimension, shape, etc) and then identify a load unit and start applying it to the structure. Therefore, I would be able to enhance my bridge before execution. Thank you for your help!

Question by HMN93   |  last reply

For my first instructable I need some free software, for XP or an application with Ubuntu 9.4

For my first instructable I need some free software, for XP, to create a simple animated video, of a time line, with an object moving over it, the time line needs to be stretched during the show. The video would be very simple; the main message is a description of what is happening, for that I need to over lay text. Second poor alternative, would be a voice over. If not XP, I can use OS Ubuntu 9.4, if that has suitable software recommended to me.

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Has anybody used CoDeSys?

Does learning C++ help with the structred text programing. Or what programing languge would be better. I'm new to the whole programing languge.

Question by MRAINIER 

Problem in full screen mode in batch file at command prompt IN WIN 7?

If i press alt+enter a message is displayed "this system does not support ful screen mode" and start /max PROGRAM   OR   COMM    COLS=999 LINES=999 IS NOT WORKING IN BATCH FILE IS THERE ANY OTHER OPT. PLEASE HELP

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Had a bug on computer we installed Norton now we can not watch nothing that requires Adoube

I had a bug that attacked my computer so installed Norton 360 Ever since we did that we can not get Adoube to download on are computer it say's it does and then we will go into you tube and it say to insall it all over again is there anything we can do or do you have any advice for us.

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is there a decent and free antivirus software online? Answered

I want a free anti virus software

Question by mclovin7596   |  last reply

need advice for process control software

I am new to process control software. We are working on a solar steam project that will require some form of automated control. We need suggestions for software (preferably open source and will run on a windows pc) that will handle temp and pressure data aquisition. The software should also be able to affect small electric motors based on the data parameters. Also any recommendations for temp and pressure (psi) sensors would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any suggestions

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Is there software to adapt a PS3 controller to PC?

My Logitech controller shorted out, and I have this PS3 controller already, which has that USB cable... But I still want to be able to use it on PS3 later.

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OSX software to measure electical signals

Hello I was hoping somebody could point me in the direction of what software i could use on my Mac OSX 10.7 to measure the electrical current from various sensors etc.  I do not mean a multi-meter as i am looking to log data on incoming voltages from various things i am making. I do not come from an electrical engineer or computer engineer background, therefore i do not know the correct term or name of the programs.They usually look like frequency graphs on the computer screen where the graphs/waveforms move as the voltage fluctuates and they allow you to monitor and record the electrical data for example when you touch a capacitor or move a potentiometer. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

Topic by bluebey   |  last reply

where to get FREE CNC software (for XP)?

Hey, I'm building a 3-axis CNC milling machine. right now I'm looking for a FREE ( or VERY CHEAP) CNC software... I would like something "common" since that'll be the easiest for getting help later on... I'm thinking of MACH3 (since that's what I've seen that diy'ers use mostly) ... anyone knows where to get it? (I'm using XP, because I've got a computer for free, since my usual computer is a laptop and doesn't have a parrallel port, and i wish to use a computer ONLY for CNC)

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know of a good free circuit designing software? Answered

Hi everyone, I looking for a free electronics circuits design software that I can use in the classroom with high school kids. I had a play with circuitlab  which is pretty much perfect for what I need, just started showing the kids and, now it wants payment to continue. Had a look at 123D circuits again the video looks great but it doesnt seem to work anymore. Also tinker cad circuit doesn't want to play either. Fritzing and eagal cam is a bit hard for the kids to learn as they only have the class for a few weeks. It just has to be easy to use and be either online or compatable with mac computers. Thanks

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Is there a software to test how much load a structure can hold?

Is there any software where I can identify the material and the structure and then test how much load the structure can hold before it fails? My structure is a spaghetti bridge and I was wondering if such  software exists where I can input the data (material, dimension, shape, etc) and then identify a load unit and start applying it to the structure. Therefore, I would be able to enhance my bridge before execution. Thank you for your help!

Question by HMN93   |  last reply

Anyone know of a software that scans for wireless networks then tells you the password ? Answered

Hi does anyone know where i can get software that scans for wireless networks then tells you the password for them ? It would be VERY preferable if i didnt have to install anything. Thanks heaps Nathan

Question by ghostmonkeys   |  last reply

what software would be good for stopmotion videos without spending to much money?

Hello, one one of my favorite hobbies is making stop motion videos, but i make them on my 3ds. and with the 3ds you cannot add sound or have special effects. so i was wandering what kind of software i should get to make my stopmotion videos more realistic by adding sounds and effects.

Question by mr. 707   |  last reply

where can i get a free software on record keeping of records in a pediatric clinic?

It's like i want to create a database of pediatric patients medical records which can easily be accessed in a laptop.

Question by juventus4d88   |  last reply

Is there any drawing software used to draw circles of any size? Coz for one project I need to make a templet .

Is there any drawing software used to draw circles of any size? Coz for one project I need to make a templet of 4cm radius circle and inside the circle i need to evenly distribute 22 holes with size 2mm?

Question by Rohitrai   |  last reply

Indefinite capture on PC camera?

I got a cheap usb PC Camera but I need a way of getting indefinite capture, as in I need it to keep the shutter open (it uses a cmos visual detector not shutters). How would I do that? I was using a software I downloaded free from the internet. setting a really slow frame rate doesn't work for this. What software should I use, and what would I need to do to get the indefinite capture?

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Wat is the best free vector amination sofware?

 You already read the title do i have to ask the question agen

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