Pocket BASIC??????

Help! I am way into BASIC. Lately, I have been wanting to make a little DIY pocket computer with a basic gray scale screen and nav buttons that can run simple  BASIC programs uploaded from my computer. I looked around Google to find somewhere to start, and found out that no one has ever attempted building such a thing before. One site suggested that I should look at mobile motherboards by TI and Atmel. However, when I arrived at the websites, I found a bunch of complex, expensive boards that have unnecessary fetures such as WiFi and touch. I need some help on what hardware configuration to use (aka mobile motherboard, chip set). Help!

Topic by akchicken 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


LED basics

Found a website with a really great "LED basics" type tutorial. Hope it is helpful!http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/components/led.htm

Topic by 8bit 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


BASIC COMMAND? Answered

What is the command in basic language to clear lcd screen??

Question by robot1398 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


basic uav ?

Hi there, is there someone can help me the very basic about uav ,how to assembly it and list of parts that need it..

Question by asatiri 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Pic Basics

Is there a website to learn about how to use picmicro's really easily? I realize that there are some instructables about it, but to be honest they arn't very helpful. For example, I have no clue what the crystal does, why you need it, how to hook it up, and how much voltage they need because I need to buy some.

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


sewing basics

I probably know more about sewing as far as hands on, visual stuff, but lack vocabulary. As such, a verbal, or wordy description doesn't help me much. Is there a good site for novices to learn more? Or are there specific -ibles for those of us who don't know a ball point needle from an inseam?

Topic by Toga_Dan 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Arduino Basics Answered

I am a beginner to the Arduino field can you please help me with these questions ?  How many smartphones can communicate with a single Arduino at a time? How many Arduino a single smartphone can communicate with at a time? How many devices such as AC TV and lights can be connected to a single Arduino? Is voice/noise isolation room affects Bluetooth transmission (if my phone connected to the Arduino using bluetooth)? In case of smartphone outside the room containing the Arduino. please if you have any references or links that might help with understanding the main concepts please help..

Question by maryamCS 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Writing programs in BASIC ? Answered

What do you save a text document as if you are writing a program in BASIC?

Question by neeley 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Basic guitar instruction?

 

Question by poolprof 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Linux Terminal Basics

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in an instructable teaching the basic the the linux terminal? comments appreciated

Topic by sardines454 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


on press visual basic?

This seems really simple but I just cannot find out how to make a program in visual basic that presses enter after any key is pressed. thank you in advance!

Question by FastLearner 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


basic air gun

Does anyone know of a good tutorial on a basic air gun? I don't care what it shoots, i just want to understand how to make one.

Topic by Mace42 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Programming in TI Basic

Just wondering if anyone else here programs their TI calculators using the built in language.

Topic by sardines454 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Atmel ICE basic?

Hey I got Atmel ICE basic, 6 pin wire and atmega1248. I try to sent  program code, but there comes error message. How I should connect  pins? http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-42330-Atmel-ICE_UserGuide.pdf http://www.atmel.com/images/Atmel-8272-8-bit-AVR-microcontroller-ATmega164A_PA-324A_PA-644A_PA-1284_P_datasheet.pdf

Question by mattilaniko 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


basic pic programing

Hi can some one give me recemendations on a book or site tht will give me insights as how to program pic microchips for robotics nothing adavance just something simple and for beginers

Topic by yerok16 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Visual Basic Code...?

Hi all. I am making a CPU benchmark program in Visual basic Express 2010. I have everything I need except the actual STRESS TEST. :D Heres a BASIC look at what i'm thinking i'm going to need. Private Function StressTest() As Integer     'Complex math that will STRESS the CPU a lot     math.math.math............................     math math math.................     'Complex math that will STRESS the CPU a lot     return time-taken-to-run-test-in-mili-seconds End Function Please help me make this! I am SOOOOOO Close! All I need is to know how long the thing took, and the actual math that puts STRESS on the CPU!!! PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!! IT WOULD MAKE A 12 YEAR OLD'S DREAMS COME TRUE!!! THANKS!     

Question by sci4me 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Basic Circuit Question? Answered

I am making a box that when opened will sound an alarm.  When it is closed, the contacts are touching, thus completing the circuit.  When the box is open they are not touching.  How can I make a circuit that will realize when theyre not touching(without using an Arduino or other programmer)???

Question by crocboy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Basic Electronic Safety

Hello all! I'm beginning down the route of hobbyist electronics. As to basic safety precautions I'm really quite unsure. I know inside many electronics parts and devices (For example, a TV one would strip for parts,) there are many nasty chemicals. I don't want to get lead poisoning or any other sickness. If you could point out some safety precautions, I would be incredibly grateful (Ex. Always wear gloves, wear a mask when soldering, when stripping a TV...., etc.). Thanks for your time and help!

Topic by I Am That Guy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Basic LED swticher

Hello instructable forum. I had a qick question about a project I'm thinking of doing. So I wanted to make a poker table. I know how I'm going to do that, but I wanted to make a built-in dealer chip. So I was planning to put 8 LEDs (One for each station/person) And at one station there would be an Push button. I want one LED to be lit up at a time, and when the button is pushed, I want the power to transfer to the LED to the right of where it previously was. Again: I only want ONE LED to by lit at a time. I'll include a basic pitcure for a visual. I think I'll need a demultiplexer and a counter, but not too sure how to use them. thanks, Jusstice  

Topic by Jusstice 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Basic LED project

Hi there I have an idea in mind and would like to know if you guys think it would be possible to make. The object is for the battery to last a minimum of 150 hours of constant use. I want to use the smallest possible LED say 2mm or even a SMD will be sufficient, the led must run off a very small battery either a LR44 / CR1225 or something similar in size and the design must have an on off switch.   Do you have any suggestions? Is this even possible? Any ides? Thanks Matt

Topic by b1g5l1ck 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Will this work (BASIC ELECTRONICS)? Answered

Hi guys, recently I thought that what if i make an rc car that charges while I use it outside in the sun, that way I can use it as much as I want (outside in the sun) and I wont need to charge it. I have attached a picture showing the wiring, but I have a few questions. Q1. Will it work?? Q2. If it does than what will happen when im not using it and the solar panel uses the light in my room and overcharges the battery resulting in it catching on fire? Q3. Would it be better if i replace the car battery with rechargable cells? Help with be greatly appreciated :) Oh and don't mind my grammar, its not very good hehe UPDATE changed diagram, will this work?

Question by The Prickly Potato 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Basic circuit not working? Answered

Hey Guys, Today I made one of the simplest circuit I have ever made, its literally two motors in parallel with a switch. The problem is it didn't work :( (embarrassing). I don't know what I did wrong. When i flip the switch the motors just spins for 1 microcentimetre then stops. I even attached an led to the terminals of the motor it just blinks once then turns off till i flip the switch again. Anyway wiring and demonstration is in the pictures, videos provided. Here are somethings to note: 1. The motors were working perfectly before i made the circuit. 2. The battery (may) be half used. 3. The glue used to attach them to the base (styrofoam) is hot glue, so I had to be verryyyy careful to not melt itithe base). 4. I cant take it apart since its attached to the base and the base will break and using glue with styrofoam wasnt easy so I dont want to do it again. 5. I have tried even by moving the motors a bit away so that they dont touch, still doesnt work. 6. If I leave it on for say a minute the battery gets slightly warm to the touch. 7. I cant find any short in the circuit.

Question by SA-DIY 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Arduino - Basic Kit - Instructions?

I purchased the Arduino Basic Kit a number of years ago. The directions say to go to Autodesk.com/Adruino to get started, but that page doesn't exist anymore. Does anyone have a PDF of the project directions for the parts included with the kit? Thanks. 

Topic by bryan.thatcher 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What are the basic tools I need?

I have a list of the basic tools I will need for this. If you can add anything that would be great. 1.LEDs 2.Wire 3.Duck Tape 4.Soldering Station 5.Persision Screwdriver 6.Razor Knife 7.O-Rings 8.Springs 9.Batterys 10.Needle Nose Pliers 11.Clamps 12.Screwdriver Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks.

Topic by amature engineer 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Need basic CNC info please

I am in the process of learning SolidEdge V19 by myself (It's CAD program, if anyone is wondering). Now I know it may not be the best place to start learning CAD, but I got it for free. I am quite new to CNC machining and CAD software and I need some clearing up on a subject: In what environment do I need to draw the parts in order for it to be used CNC? I am only working with sheet metal and have all the precise dimensions of the parts that need to be cut out. Should I create the parts in the drafting environment and then export it as a .dxf file which will be used on the CNC? Sorry if my question sounds a bit, you know, stupid, but I just need some clearing up on this issue.

Topic by SirMalan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Human Nature

To whom it may concern (mainly the ones who chose to blast my consern about the pop tab chainmail armor). Have You people forgotten the fact that as a species humans are incredably stupid??? I know My spelling is not dead on, Please forgive Me! I have to quote Tommy Lee Jones from M.I.B. 1. " A person is intellagent (?), People are dumb, paniky(?) animals. And You know it!" I could just see a newbie log on, find that information, build it and expect it to protcect them at the next S.C.A. event!! The Terry Pratchet comment was totaly funny and true!!(I am a true madman.) Thank You for noticing!!! I was only trying to help! Maybe others should also!!! Thank You!! Roy Smith.

Topic by Roy smith 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Basic Electronics timer watch ?

Hi there im interested to know if any body has the brain and know how to make one of these http://www.core77.com/blog/wearable/durr_the_vibrating_watch_from_skrekkogle_that_sort_of_tells_time_26234.asp could be a cool project Kind regaurds John Cook

Question by johncook-2 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


basic stamp and arduino code tutoring?

Is there anyone in the las vegas nv area that could tutor me on how to write code for arduino and basic stamp microcontrollers? i have both and i have a basic stamp kit with books but i need help writing code to fit some of my ideas.

Question by kevinmarl 9 years ago


Basic electrical help needed? Answered

Hello everyone i'll try to keep this short and sweet. In my next project I will be re-Building a trolling motor. The trolling motor runs on a 12 volt battery, and draws between 5 to 30 amps. The problem I have is that the control unit/head of the trolling motor is destroyed. In other words all i have at this point is a 12 volt motor connected directly to a 12 volt battery. The trolling motor is very powerful and I don't want to run it full power all the time. This made me look for a 30 amp dimmer switch, just like the ones people have in their homes. With no results I don't know what to do. I am thinking about using a 600 watt AC dimmer switch like the ones in peoples homes, but I don't know if it will work with a DC circut like the one I have. Thanks for your time and help.  ~KayakKid   

Question by Kayak Kid 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how can i make a database for visual basic?

I'm trying to make a program that will keep track of my emulators and roms and some information about them. i'm a beginner and i was wondering what i need to use so i can make the database or if there's something else i can do, Thanks in advance for the help

Question by coldpsyco91 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you turn a text document into a program written in basic?

What do I do to turn a text document into a program written in BASIC

Question by neeley 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How can I make a easily distributable .exe file in Visual Basic 2008?

I'm making a couple of programs in Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition, however once you publish it the files are darn hard to distribute. If you move it it won't install correctly and if you ever try uploading 3 files to a webpage asking people to download all of them they're likely to just ignore you. So I would like to be able to mix all those files into one single self-contained .exe file which can be copied or moved as much as the user wants. Can I do it? All help is appreciated.

Question by awang8 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Program in BASIC?

Can someone convert a text document into a program. If you tell me your email I will send you the text document.

Question by neeley 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hello

Hello and welcome to the Visual Basic Nerds instructables group.

Topic by lolcat360 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Basic LED Circuit?

I brought 5 RGB LED's just now on the interweb, but I have no clue about circuits all I know is theirs parallel circuits which I will be using and I have a power source of 2 AA batteries. Sorry for such a newbish question, any links to and learning articles would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by Antexter 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Private server basics needed

Anyone know where i can find the basics to creating a private server for a game?

Topic by Littleman23476 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Electronics Basics: where to learn?

 Can anyone recommend a book/website where I might learn the basics of electronics? As basic as possible would be nice. I'm just tired of seeing wonderful things on this website I can't make because I don't understand the first thing about voltage, etc.

Question by 5m17h 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Programing (BASIC) , Want to learn

I would like to learn old school BASIC. The parallax basic stamp uses it's own version of it called PBASIC. I have not found any current books that will teach you a foundation to build on. I looked into programing for the absolute beginner and programming for dummies, both books seem to treat (teach) Basic as an object oriented language and jump into making window with buttons. That's not what I need right now. I want to start BASIC with the basics (forgive the pun), i.e. loops, if then statements and build a foundation . But I really need to start with BASIC so I can get the best use out of my BOE bot. PLEASE DON'T SUGGEST C OR SWITCHING TO A DIFFERENT PIC, I don't have money for that. All the parallax labs are in PBASIC.

Topic by Omegablood 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Parallax Basic Stamp question? Answered

Hi all!  I just found a parallax basic stamp at a price I couldn't really resist.  Now I am wondering if anyone who has worked with these micro-controllers knows of a good guide to learning the programming language that is free or rather cheap.  Thanks for your time!  :)

Question by thegeeke 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Basic outdoor fm antennae? Answered

I need to make a basic fm antennae for my reciever inside my mancave,  It's a steel shed converted and inside reception drives me crazy.  I do have basic poles and some wire types in my arsenal.  Someone PLEASE HELP.  I need my music to keep my sanity if you can relate.

Question by gday85208 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Basic info on the Rasberry Pi

I heard that you can install Android on a Rasberry Pi. Could I get one and do that and be able to do these three things?? 1. Download apps and use them 2. Go to the internet 3. Listen to music Thanks!

Topic by HavocRC 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Basic equipment for a photography studio?

What are some some light ideas that I can use for photography without having to purchase expensive equipment? Do not want to invest in photo equipment until I make sure it's something that I decide that I want to take seriously! Hope someone can give me some helpful advise!

Question by 2di4 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


push button basics help? Answered

I'm new to arduino's but not new to programming, more of a novice, so my question is more physical than logical- why does my push button say i've pressed it 4 to 7 times on the serial print, when i've only pressed it once? is my push button broken? and when i hold the push button down, the serial print says i'm pressing it repeatedly? 

Question by DemolisionWolf 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Learning Arduino & other basics

Ect student @ Devry here trying to put what i am learning to practical use. I reeeelay  want to learn arduino it seems very fun and has a wide range of things you can do with it. Other than basics (mm solder eq resisters/leds & tools and such) what are some "must haves".  Info like what board to start out with, power supplies i should acquire. Hints tips tricks, places to read would be great. I am somewhat limited on money (father of 7 trying to pay my way.) So i need to be budget minded. I have loved this site for a while and recently upgraded my membership. Some of the projects i see come from this community makes me drool. Ty  for reading.

Topic by Evan N. 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Need help with basic circuit? Answered

So, I was making this circuit and ran into some problems so I would like it if any one of you could help me. (Schematic attached) Q1. Do you see any basic problem in this circuit? Q2. Will this relay (http://zaymanta.com/media-library/stores/RALEY-6V-10A.jpg) work with 5v? I have tried this before and it works but I was wondering if there will be any problem like flickering, fluctuating or something like that. Q3. Which transistor should I use for this job? Q4. Can you check if the  esistor with ldr (and rest) is of the right value? Q5. Can anyone modify this circuit so that the red led turns off when the relay is active and the green turns on (instead of both turning on)? The relay will be used to control 240v. Thanks alot in advance :).

Question by SA-DIY 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Basic spinning stage light

I'm looking for a light that I can place on the floor that would shine onto a projector screen. Something that spins with a spiral display. Either the light itself spins. Or possibly has the ability to place a filter onto a steady light and the filter spins. I'm in a band and i'm looking for something that would be strong enough to show this light display behind the drums as we play. The light and the projector screen would be relatively close to each other.

Topic by Ellyni 8 years ago


Basic Op Amp question

Hello, If the input to the positive terminal of an op amp is 12V, the input to the negative terminal is 10V, and there is no supply voltage, the output voltage is 2V and the output current is 0. Correct? Now, what I don't understand is what happens to the output voltage and current if I connect a supply voltage of, for example, 15V. I know that the output voltage and current both increase, but I don't know the math behind it. Can someone explain this to me, please? 

Question by frossiove 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Where to get basic materials

Anyone know a site that lists what household item contain useful materials to use in various instructables? I'm not explaining it too well but I live in a small town and can't get many of the materials needed to make things like the LED cubes, so I was hoping there was a site that tells where I can find things like LEDs, 100 ohm resistors or momentary button switches in everyday objects. like NiChrome wire in toasters or 330volt capacitors in disposable cameras.

Topic by grantdevine 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


super-basic LED stuff

I'm working on a project for Halloween that involves some LEDs, I've got a bunch of old cigar boxes painted up to look like Ghostbusters proton traps and I just want to have red lights on them, preferably blinking. I got an LED assortment at Radio Shack to experiment with. When I put a 9v battery to one I saw a tiny flash and then nothing, so I think I overpowered it. But when I went down to a 1.5v AA battery nothing happens. I'm sure this is stupid-simple, but I've got no experience whatsoever. Any specifics would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

Topic by Purple Chez 4 years ago


Converting a design to basic lines?

Okay, here's the deal. I want to put this design on the blade of a knife I'm making (the design is the USNA class of 2013 ring crest). Before I can do that I need to have a stencil made of the design so I can etch it on the steel. But, the design is to complicated (all the shadowing and such). So I need to clean it up, get rid of shading, shadows, all that. How would anyone suggest I do that? I gifure I'll have to do some editing in a photo editing program, what program? And how do I do it?  Thanks for any help, I'm not a computer graphics person at all, so explain it like you would to your grandpa (no I'm not old, just not computer smart) Oldanvilyoungsmith

Question by oldanvilyoungsmith 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago