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ms-dos help?

well i was ready about windows 8 and saw the orginal windows called windows 1.0 , 2.0 , and 3.0 and i figured you could only get the installion disk off ebay or from a friend so is it legal to get a copy off the net and use it or would i have to buy it? 2nd how would i install it just like windows xp (somewhat) thanks

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply

Command Problems! Windows 98, and MS-DOS. Answered

What is MS-DOS? I seem to have it as a "replace" for Command Prompt. Why can't I get Command Prompt?

Question by JohnJY    |  last reply

help! why can't i play DOOM on vista?

Okay so i downloaded doom at my friends house, cause i realized i had not played it for a while. So i played it at his house for a while then i saved it on my flash drive, when i got home i started it up and it says "This system does not support fullscreen mode. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application",the title of said window is "16 bit MS-DOS subsystem". My friends computer runs XP, while mine runs Vista Home Premium, I figure this is part of the problem. will someone please tell me how i can fix this? Please?!

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How Can I Add Options To My Batch File? Answered

How can I add options to my batch file?Like, for example, a box comes up with text, and has options such as abort\retry\cancel, or yes\no, etc. Please help!

Question by Files    |  last reply

a 567 page document................made in 5 seconds.

Ok, this is a document i made in ms word today. It is 567 pages long, and made in 5 seconds. Yes, 5 seconds, not 5 months, no joke. No copy and paste either, or a download (those take about a minute each for a document 567 pages long)if you want to know how to do it yourself, first of all, dont bother with this unless you have word 2007, as it does not work in past versions of office. However, i have saved this document in compatibility mode, so you can see it has 567 pages yourself.the upload for this document is taking a while............about 2 mins

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply

How do I make the eraser larger on WINDOWS 7 MS paint? Answered

Hi! Another technical problem. I've been getting into paint to try doing some manga on it and I've run into a problem. I can't make the eraser larger. I've worked with the previous paints but none of those hotkeys work. I looked it up on the internet and it said to use fn+ctrl+? but it didn't make any difference. Remember this is windows 7! Any help?

Question by Tornado96    |  last reply

Batch Program ideas

Hey everyone! ive made only two batch programs, as you may or may not know. i need ideas, anything that you suggest, i can make!! (no moving games, cant do that) but anything else you want me to make, i can and WILL program it. its your chance to express yourselves, i need ideas!!      *dont give simple ideas, i like chalenges ;)

Topic by Country Boy 97    |  last reply

Batch. Reading multiple lines from a text file? Answered

I created a batch file, everytime it runs it saves a name and date to a log (log.txt). So everytime it gets more and more lines. I want to know how to read all the lines from File.txt (in another Batch file). my current script is: @echo off set /p txt= > File.txt set /p txt2= >> File.txt set /p txt3= >> File.txt set /p txt4= >> File.txt set /p txt5= >> File.txt 'and so on echo %txt% echo %txt1% echo %txt2% echo %txt3% echo %txt4% echo %txt5% Every time i run it, it says "did not expect >>" Please help

Question by animan1    |  last reply

Linux on 1994 laptop?

 I recently acquired a (free!) IBM thinkpad from 1994. I do not have a charger but got it to run by hooking a power supple to where the battery hooks up. The hard drive (a nice roomy 520 megs) does not work, but it does have a working floppy drive. Here is the Question: Is their any type of linux that can can boot from a floppy disk and run on a system like this: 50 mhz processor 20 MB of RAM, previously 4 MB. I found an unused 16 MB card under the floppy drive (?!) If there isn't one you know of, is their any version of MS-DOS that I can boot from a floppy and download for free? Thanks! Update: I found a 2.1 GB HD ($20) online, which could help. I won't order it yet, though.

Question by dark sponge    |  last reply

What can you do thats funny in MS Piant?

I just made this!

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox    |  last reply

Correct crossslot for NAS and MS screws?

Do anybody now the correct crossslot standart for NAS (National Aerospace Standard) and MS (Military Standart) screws? is it Phillips? Frearson/Reed/Prince? JIS/JISC? or any standart else?

Topic by 1Bln65  

Ms paint first time drawing

I thought i'd post this drawing of a gun i did a while back on ms paint. It was done with a touchpad on my laptop. If i ever do something like this again i will be using a mouse. Feedback please

Topic by Alistair69    |  last reply

MS powerpoint Game and picture sampler

This is a simple maze game with a fully dynamic menu and level selection. Also included are two prototype picture selection and viewing suites. Practice for game menus and things. The download is completely free and has no junk with it. Tell me what you think!  -------------UPDATE------------------- I re-made my pic viewer into a sample Operating system that is still in its early stages. all you have to do is press f5 to start.                                                                                           

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Where do you live?

I just decided to post this because I'm pretty sure I'm the only furry in Hattiesburg, Ms and just wanted to see for sure.  You can reply to this no matter where you live though, I'm just curious right now...(btw, If anyone can help me name my fursona, plz reply  Thx!)

Topic by wizerd 745    |  last reply

Computer turns on by itself, BIOS problem?

Not too much information, the BIOS is Phoenix Technologies, LTD. 3.05, 11/27/2003 the computer turns on seemingly at random, hours after it shuts down manually.

Question by DELETED_DragonHeart247    |  last reply

How do I add text to a photograph, like on

I have a pc running vista, with various simple photo editing software applications installed, including MS-Paint. I want to put text on a photograph I took of my cat so I can submit it to

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This is a Margay.

Emm this may be what I've been doing with my time lately... Craig misspelt materials, MS word suggested margay, we had to know what it was, then we collected a bunch of margay images...

Topic by killerjackalope    |  last reply

How Do I get Linux on a Pocket PC? Answered

I have an old Compaq iPAQ laying around, and running MS Windows. It is SD card compatible, and I was wondering if I could put Linux on an SD card, and then load it onto the iPAQ? It is the Compaq iPaq H3800 Series, it's processor type is ARM SA1110, its OS version is Windows CE 3.0, it has 64 MB of RAM, and 32 MB of ROM, and the ROM is flash, and its flash block size is 128 KB. Thanks!

Question by mad magoo    |  last reply

How do I put labels in a front panel? Answered

I have made a multi-connections box for my computer that fits in a 5-1/4 bay. It has four USB ports, 1 Firewire, mic and earphones and several card readers. The front panel of the box is made of plastic and painted with spray paint to cover putty patches. I want to put logos for every connector, the USB logo, the Firewire logo, a logo of a mic, a logo of an earphone and the identification of each card slot (CF, SD, MS, etc) What are the ways of doing it with a factory-like finish? ¿custom decals? ¿Screen prints? ¿Is there any instructable about the matter?

Question by jedikalimero    |  last reply

How do I put labels in a front panel?

I have made a multiconnections box for my computer that fits in a 5-1/4 bay. It has four USB ports, 1 Firewire, mic and earphones and several card readers. The front panel of the box is made of plastic and painted with spray paint to cover putty patches. I want to put logos for every connector, the USB logo, the Firewire logo, a logo of a mic, a logo of an earphone and the identification of each card slot (CF, SD, MS, etc) What are the ways of doing it with a factory-like finish? ¿custom decals? ¿Screen prints? ¿Is there any instructable about the matter?

Topic by jedikalimero  

​By the nature of my work, I have to prepare daily reports in MS Word format.

But the last time I unsuccessfully edited the report directly on the flash drive, and this led to a terrible problem for me and my work. Now the interface shows me only about the error when opening. There is nothing more to do with the document. It is important for me to solve the problem earlier than technical support will do. I need lost information to continue working without loss of business reputation.

Question by LeylaHickman    |  last reply

someone, need help with batch code? Answered

Ok. i have been experimenting with batch code ms dos thingies on my new windows seven computer... i have found a lot of tutorials but they are either too basic or too complicated, links?

Question by macmccune    |  last reply

Wondering what I can do with this hollow cathode tube...

I've got this hollow cathode tube from a spectra aa machine (used for metals analysis). It was supposedly still working - my old boss at the lab I worked at found it and considered tossing it out as they no longer had that AA machine (they had upgraded to an ICP/MS), but knows I collect interesting looking things. Am I right to assume that cathode tubes are quite dissimilar to the variety of tubes used in vintage amps and of no use in that regard? Does anyone know what sort of power I'd be looking for to even get this thing to light up? On the plug at the end of its cable, they posts are labeled A through F, then H, J, and K.

Topic by incredibleweirdo    |  last reply

laser voltage?

I have a laser diode that needs between 3.7v  and 4.2v to run, and i plan to run it of an arduino (5v). to reduse the voltage i have calculated that i need a resistance of aproximately 1.333ohm. is this necessary/is there a bether way to do this? thank you in advance for any answer!

Question by ludvig.risan    |  last reply

MS Win XP puter freezing upon boot up. How can I fix? :(

I have a home made PC that is about 4 years old that runs Microsoft XP, usually anyway.  I purchased it from the guy that built it.  All was wonderful until last week when it froze upon boot up right at the welcome screen.  All I can do now is a safe boot or shut her off.  I have no idea how to fix this problem.  I have seen lots of stuff online about how common this used to be.   I am happy to be directed to a site with instructions but do not know how to fix it when it won't run.  It seems most of the info out there in the cloud speaks of preventing the problem.  I have my original discs if needed to repair.  Thanks in advance for your help.  

Question by asmith73    |  last reply

IS this circuit with PICAXE18-M2 driving a Motor correct ?

IS this circuit with PICAXE18-M2 driving a Motor  correct ? Im not sure if im doing this correctly, i went off an example. im trying to get the motor to go forward and reverse. Chips used: PICAXE18-M2 - SN754410NE- MC7806CT- LM340T5- i have attached the schematic and code below. if some one can please help me find out what i did wrong. thanks Code from PICAXE Program Editor symbol MF = B.4 ; rename output4 `MF- Motor Output Forward’ symbol MR = B.2 ; rename output4 `MR- Motor Output Reverse’ main: ; make a label called `main’ high MF ; `MF- Motor Output Forward’ on pause 250 ; wait (250 ms) low MF ; `MO- Motor Output’ off pause 250 ; wait (250 ms) high MR ; `MF- Motor Output Reverse’ on pause 250 ; wait (250 ms) low MR ; `MO- Motor Output’ off pause 250 ; wait (250 ms) goto main ; jump back to the start

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How do I make Windows Live Hotmail PLUS my default email. .

I sign on but then I get my email thru Windows Live Hotmail PLUS (pay for it).  I want to declare it to be my default email but no one (MS Tech/Live Tech/Hotmail Tech) seems to be able to tell me how.   If I am on a webpage and want to respond via its own email prompt, I can't.  If I try to send photos from MyPictures, I can't.  I'm taken to Outlook's email and I don't want to use that. 

Question by MickeyA    |  last reply

Mobility scooter charging batteries `unassembled` Answered

I have just bought a Mercury Neo6 Mobility scooter for my wife to use while away in our motorhome as she can not walk far unaided. I have to disassemble the MS to carry in the MH. Knowing the batteries require charging on a regular basis & the fact that carrying the MS to & from the home to charge is heavy to say the least & then reassemble, Is there a way I can make up a charging lead so only the batteries need to be takes to the home. Our house is a short distance from the MH & I'm not getting any younger. I understand from the manufactures a standard battery charger should not be used direct. I do have the power pack. In layman terms can anyone explain how to so. Appreciate.

Question by TIMETRA4LER    |  last reply

Am i really secured and anonymous with HOTSPOT SHIELD?? Answered

Question i want to ask that if i have turned on hotspot shield and i run a port scanner will that port scanner data pass by hotspot shield VPN or from my real ip address? I am confused because i have studied somewhere that hotspot shield vpn actually Only encrypt HTTP and HTTPS protocols so if i run nmap port scanner throw Ms dos command line or any other this type of software or tool by ms word will all my traffic pass by VPN or my real ip? I will select the best answer immediately after i get clean explanation from anybody :) Thanks in advance

Question by nomzaf    |  last reply

Hi i have a big problem with Draft in Drafts folder while using it in Outlook. what to do ....? Help pls !

Hi, I use Microsoft Outlook for emails. But there is big problem that when i created a draft in account that i have already configured with MS-Outlook. I cant access that draft with full rights. I open the draft from the drafts folder in Outlook, i get it Read-Only....i tried every option to edit that draft from Outlook but i couldn't. Please help....if there is any way to open the draft in read-write mode in Outlook. Thanks

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Can you still write programmes for PC in assembly language?

Is it still possible to write programmes that will run on a normal PC in .asm ? I've had a look around, and the little information avialable seems to only be relevant to pre-1990 PC's running MS-DOS. Does anyone know of any sites with more up to date information for the processors/instruction sets in use, or what assemblers and linkers are available? Any help would be appreciated.

Topic by The Skinnerz    |  last reply

NiChrome Power Source? Answered

So, I'm doing a project that needs to boil maybe 8-10 drops of water very quickly. I was thinking of using NiChrome wire to do this as in the included diagram (sorry low quality, MS Paint). However, I can't seem to find an appropriate power source. So, I need some easy to obtain powersource that is also relatively small. Something like batteries, a capacitor bank, or anything similar. Remember, it has to be able to boil of those 8 drops pretty fast, lest they condense in another part of the pipe before the desired pressure is reached. 

Question by LiquidLightning    |  last reply

Projecting onto glass

Alright here's my question, I know I've seen it done a couple places, the first image I could find as an example was just this : (just see below)What kind of glass do I need to do something like this? I'd like to build a table of sorts out of glass with a projector built into the frame under it to project upwards onto the glass, then eventually perhaps adding an IR sensor and work towards building a touchscreen/MS-Surface-like table. Any thoughts? Obviously its not normal glass or the projector would just pass through it

Topic by ianidas    |  last reply

Make Your Own Patches?

I like the idea of giving and getting patches- it's good encouragement for members. I wanted something bit more personal/appropriate  than the standard patches, so I just spent hours designing patches from my photos and clipart, using MS Photodraw (I HAD to have the rounded corners, not just a square).  Does anyone else waste time doing that kind of thing or am I getting just a bit obsessive? Here are the results: 

Topic by Puzzledd    |  last reply

Older Computer Help Needed. Low memory, slow, dial-up, Windows 98, no Command Prompt. Answered

Please help, I've got a Windows 98, on dial-up, and very limited memory, with no Command Prompt, how do I make it run faster, with out downloading software, but were can I download(I'm will sacrifice memory for this instead of MS-DOS) Command Prompt? Windows 98 seem to avoid virus, but I still have more software then necessary, and will not give it up. WINRAR is on the computer, doesn't know if that's helpful, but I put the information in here anyway. (P.s. I can't program, but if it helps I'll learn.)

Question by JohnJY    |  last reply

instructable editor problem

I am trying to do my 3rd Instructable.  The last one I did in November was really straight forward. It seems like with the new editor (or maybe with my new computer?), the editor isn't working.  When I click "start instructable" from the "publish" tab, a box comes up saying "Please enter a title".  But the box is not active--the only thing that works is the x to close it. I've not experienced this problem and have no idea if it's the editor or what.  I tried with both Firefox and MS Edge. thanks for any information John

Topic by Dr_K    |  last reply

Multiplexing more than 100 7segment LED displays with a microcontroller

What are the multiplexing techniques to interface about 100 7segment displays to a 8-bit microcontroller (say 8051). If I hook up a row of decoders to the control pins of the display array on a common bus, I guess I might acheive it. But I doubt if there would be any flicker while doing so. Say for example, If I have 64 pairs of 7seg digits to be controlled, I may do a round-robin multiplex to the tune that each pair is ON for about 1ms in every 64 ms. Will that be possible, given that the duty cycle and frequency are of that order? Thanks for your invaluable response. Regards, Ather

Topic by blue_flare  

Batch file that can view hard drive temperature?

Computer: Compaq Presario S6000CL Uses: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 Version 2002 These computers have temperature sensors on the hard drive standard, I'm trying to figure out how to use it through a batch (MS-DOS) Script, I know quite a bit about batch but I'm kind of stuck here, I'll ask any questions in the comments, any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Question by DELETED_DragonHeart247    |  last reply

learning to create pictures with seed beads

I want to learn to create art using seed beads and I don't know where to begin.  By art, I mean actual pictures that you would hang on your walls like you may have seen done with m&ms or jelly beans lol.  I hope someone can lead me in the right direction.  I don't know if you use fabric or tear away paper or what, I just know I want to learn to do it.  Thank you, Alison

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Do you want to use Skype out more comfortable and convenient

Inside 128M USB Disk. It can be changed as the clients wish 128*64 Dot Matrix LCM, it can show multi-language and information of calls wonderfully It can show the date and time Compatible with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solution such as SKYPE It can make a PC-to-PC calls for free and PC to PSTN or MOBILE calls through Internet. Echo-cancellation for better sound quality Can set speed dials, design as mobile phone There is a DTMF dialing keyboard, can dial on the phone as normal phone Can make a call to SKYPE by using SKYPE software, or make a call to normal phone by SKYPE out Professional processor and special arithmetic for high timbre quality Use I2C port, more simply and convenient Inside LED, shows the statement of coming calls, calls, silence, dialing, on hook, name list It can save the received calls and the dialed number as many as you wish It can make a call through SKYPE calling list Several types of ring tones for incoming call alert, The display of USB Phone and SKYPE can be concurrence As a speaker to broadcast music from PC No need superfluity power supply Can adjust the volume during a call Connecting statement auto-checking No need to bear the ‘earphone and microphone’, just answer the phone when it rings One phone for VoIP, make it more convenient Can use as the earphone of Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, MS NetMeeting, Talk and so on, supports dialing by USB We can exploit more functions according to the customer's inner information about the operation details So if you have any requirement of VoIP equipment, please contact us. TEL:+86-755-27918959 MSN: Skype: cobbyzhou Yahoo Massager: cobby_zhou E-mail:

Topic by cobbyzhou    |  last reply

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

Microsoft Office Small Business edition; Differences? Answered

I had a question about MS Office XP Small Business Edition 2002 edition. I recently came across the first picture (my Uncle gave it to me).I don't know what the difference is between Small Biz edition or normal.So I guess I'm asking...What's the Difference between Small Business and Home?Do I get multiple installs with a single key with SBE?If so, How many / Unlimited?And what does the second image mean?

Question by xACIDITYx    |  last reply

Help on a divide and blend circuit - wet and dry - tl072

Hello,i want to build a "divide and blend" circuit with one potentiometer to blend between a dry and wet signal, the source will only be audio and the wet signal will be a clone of the MS-20 knowledge of electronic is almost zero... so i looked on different circuits and tried to adapt to what i want, but i need you guys to confirm if what i've designed works? do you see any problem? to you have any suggestions? thank you very much

Question by FilipeB21    |  last reply

Free Software Sources

. I'll kick this off with my all time favorite, SourceForge. "The world's largest Open Source software development web site.". No matter what you want to do, you can probably find a free program that will do it at SourceForge.. Quality of the programs varies widely, but if you pay attention to last revision dates (be wary if it hasn't been updated in a few years or hasn't been updated since it was posted) and the number of downloads (more is usually better), you can skip over the lesser stuff.. Not sure how they handle malware prevention, but I've never been infected by any of the plethora of stuff I've downloaded.. . 2008-04-26. Here's the sources others have contributed, in a handy list with links. MS Visual BASIC (Brennn10) Softpedia (LinuxH4x0r, ll.13) MajorGeeks (Goodhart) (CNET/ZDNET) (Goodhart, ll.13) The Pirate Bay (ll.13)

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A day in the life of a new wave costume.

I had to do something for Halloween so I threw this together this morning. I had no idea what I was but my coworkers decided I was new wave. So here's what I did in my costume today. (About half of them are posing. What else was I supposed to do?!) #1 - I started to get ready. #2 - I got bald. #3 - I cleaned the litter box. #4 - I ate some appropriatley colored sherbet. #5 - I did my best Marilyn Monroe impression. #6 - 8 - I posed. #9 - I posed with Ms. Jade Pants. Because it's her birthday! :D #10 - I posed with other people! Left to right - Delores + tatto sleeves + B. Dingle, Death, Me, a demented zombie Nurse, Buckethead. #11 - I did the nightly paperwork while looking very spaced out and then went home.

Topic by jessyratfink    |  last reply

Help me find stuff on book binding?

Ok, i took a look around the instructables a few times and found a few good things on book binding but not what im really after.. i think i have the basic idea down for how to bind pages or " folios " together to make a basic coptic book. But what i cant find is how to attach a leather cover to the spine of the book. It seems that when someone learns this skill there sworn to secrecy or they make a tutorial you have to pay $50 to see.. im looking for a good free resource with clean and easy to understand instructions, not horrible drawn in MS paint diagrams and patchy descriptions of what it should look like.. If you know of anything or if you know how to do this please post an instructable or link me? ill make a few instructabls when i learn the steps. - Thanks! ps. here is an image of something simpler to what i want to make.

Topic by Exhumer    |  last reply

IR trip wire with discreet components

I am in need of help and I am going insane with this. Question is about a simple circuit with IR sensor/tripwire part and 555 timer which would keep the alarm buzzer on for thee seconds. No fancy stuff like arduino or relay or anything like that just LEDs, resistors, transistors, 555 timer and a buzzer. I got the IR sensor part to work and the timer part to work, but when I try to combine them everything goes haywire and nothing works. I have IR photo transistor TOPS-030 as the IR sensor. I am really starting to lose my mind with this and it has been three years since I started doing this project. I got diagnosed with undefined neurological disease (probably MS-disease) which has slowed my down even more. I worked on the circuit every now and then not every night during the past three years =) I know this circuit is simple and it can be put together in a brief moment the thing that is driving me crazy is the fact that when I got something working then everything goes haywire. Doing very basic beginner instructable describing this circuit would be very helpful even to others not just me. It would also keep the knowledge of using discreet logic up in these micro controller days.

Topic by msiren    |  last reply

Arduino D1 temperature code is not working for me.

Hi,  I'm working on a temperature( DS18B20) project with the model D1 of Arduino and I will like to connected to the internet via Blynk . I was able to configure the WiFi and the blink project. But when I try to use this code the application of Blynk say that I don't have connection with the board. I find a code that everybody is using but is not working for me. Can you help me please?   This is my code: #define BLYNK_PRINT Serial // Enables Serial Monitor #include #include #include //EAO #include // OneWire DS18S20, DS18B20, DS1822 Temperature Example // // // // The DallasTemperature library can do all this work for you! // OneWire  ds(7);  // on pin 7 (a 4.7K resistor is necessary) WidgetLCD lcd(V1); // You should get Auth Token in the Blynk App. // Go to the Project Settings (nut icon). char auth[] = "f7d376f1ae554207a6666c45babe7e69"; // Your WiFi credentials. // Set password to "" for open networks. char ssid[] = "Samsung Galaxy Note 4 0628"; char pass[] = "1234567"; void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600); // See the connection status in Serial Monitor Blynk.begin(auth, ssid, pass);  // Here your Arduino connects to the Blynk Cloud. } void loop() {; // All the Blynk Magic happens here...   // You can inject your own code or combine it with other sketches.   // Check other examples on how to communicate with Blynk. Remember   // to avoid delay() function! // delay(1000);   byte i;   byte present = 0;   byte type_s;   byte data[12];   byte addr[8];   float celsius, fahrenheit;   if ( ! {     Serial.println("No more addresses.");     Serial.println();     ds.reset_search();   //  delay(250);     return;   }   Serial.print("ROM =");   for ( i = 0; i < 8; i++) {     Serial.write(' ');     Serial.print(addr[i], HEX);   }   if (OneWire::crc8(addr, 7) != addr[7]) {     Serial.println("CRC is not valid!");     return;   }   Serial.println();   // the first ROM byte indicates which chip   switch (addr[0]) {     case 0x10:       Serial.println("  Chip = DS18S20");  // or old DS1820       type_s = 1;       break;     case 0x28:       Serial.println("  Chip = DS18B20");       type_s = 0;       break;     case 0x22:       Serial.println("  Chip = DS1822");       type_s = 0;       break;     default:       Serial.println("Device is not a DS18x20 family device.");       return;   }   ds.reset();;   ds.write(0x44, 1);        // start conversion, with parasite power on at the end //  delay(1000);     // maybe 750ms is enough, maybe not   // we might do a ds.depower() here, but the reset will take care of it.   present = ds.reset();;   ds.write(0xBE);         // Read Scratchpad   Serial.print("  Data = ");   Serial.print(present, HEX);   Serial.print(" ");   for ( i = 0; i < 9; i++) {           // we need 9 bytes     data[i] =;     Serial.print(data[i], HEX);     Serial.print(" ");   }   Serial.print(" CRC=");   Serial.print(OneWire::crc8(data, 8), HEX);   Serial.println();   // Convert the data to actual temperature   // because the result is a 16 bit signed integer, it should   // be stored to an "int16_t" type, which is always 16 bits   // even when compiled on a 32 bit processor.   int16_t raw = (data[1] << 8) | data[0];   if (type_s) {     raw = raw << 3; // 9 bit resolution default     if (data[7] == 0x10) {       // "count remain" gives full 12 bit resolution       raw = (raw & 0xFFF0) + 12 - data[6];     }   } else {     byte cfg = (data[4] & 0x60);     // at lower res, the low bits are undefined, so let's zero them     if (cfg == 0x00) raw = raw & ~7;  // 9 bit resolution, 93.75 ms     else if (cfg == 0x20) raw = raw & ~3; // 10 bit res, 187.5 ms     else if (cfg == 0x40) raw = raw & ~1; // 11 bit res, 375 ms     //// default is 12 bit resolution, 750 ms conversion time   }   celsius = (float)raw / 16.0;   fahrenheit = celsius * 1.8 + 32.0;   Serial.print("  Temperature = ");   Serial.print(celsius);   Serial.print(" Celsius, ");   Serial.print(fahrenheit);   Serial.println(" Fahrenheit");   Blynk.virtualWrite(V5, celsius);   Blynk.virtualWrite(V6, celsius);   Blynk.virtualWrite(V7, celsius);   Blynk.virtualWrite(V8, celsius);   lcd.clear();   lcd.print(0, 0, "Temperature");   lcd.print(0, 1, celsius); }

Question by ealemanypr    |  last reply

Anyone know of a cheap Digital Video-Camera that has (or can be hacked to support) External / Asynchronous triggering?

Basically, I'm wanting to record something from several vantage-points (tennis-strokes mostly, but it would be relevant for things such as baseball or golf swings as well) using two or more cameras. The problem of recording with multiple-cameras is, if they're not triggered simultaneously, they could be capturing their respective frames at as much as 1/(fps*2) of a second (i.e.;16.7 ms for 30 fps) off from one another; which for many, if not most things wouldn't be a concern. However, since they wouldn't capturing the event at the exact-same moment, the usability of the video information for motion-analysis purposes is greatly reduced. For everything else other than lacking support of external/async. triggering, something like my relatively-cheap $120 ApiTek 60-FPS 1080p Camera (Std-Def would suffice) I picked-up on a whim at Walgreen's would fit the bill quite nicely. While professional cameras do have this feature (also referred to as a Master/Slave Camera Array), this is simply for my personal-use, and I'd have a hard time selling my wife on the idea that I need to spend multiple thousands of dollars on it.

Question by tennisaddict    |  last reply

Attempting my first custom figure - Ferra/Torr

Hello, I've decided to finally try my hand at doing a custom figure. I want to try and make Ferra/Torr from Mortal Kombat X. Little guys riding on big guys is one of my favorite things for some reason. I figure it's probably best to start with Torr (the big guy). Right now I'm looking for ideas on what to use for the base body. I'm leaning towards a Marvel Select Ultimate Hulk as my base figure. I like his facial expression and his hand situation - one closed fist and one open hand with big grody fingernails. I have some concerns though, I've heard his articulation isn't as good as some other MS hulks. Does anyone have some insight into this? Would I be able to get him into a sort of hunched over pose? The little picture on the left shows the size relations between Ferra/Torr and a regular person. I was kind of thinking of going with a bigger scale and using real materials for the cloth and armor and whatnot. I work in a metal shop, so I could probably make the metal bits and bobs. Again, I have no idea if that would be a nightmare or not. Thanks, Me

Topic by DaveOfMutilation