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    Default Re: New Hardware Developer - Putting lights on your homenetwork!

    Just now saw this, looks exciting. Any updates?

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    Well...I actually found this site when doing a search for something else, but I will admit...always wanted to do the lights fantastic show...just NO TIME...per the following description of me :-)

    I also am a EE, and a consultant so between the full time job working on big, deep and wide flash based memory cards, I design alot of stuff for different people. However I do have my own line of products that I do, including the PIC-BEE devices (web search it) as I dont want to act like I am advertising these. I just did a nice little ethernet breakout board, making it different by having a removable terminal block rather than a fixed one (believe me...after 25 years of doing industrial control designs, its nice to have it remove!). I also have designed a 8 channel relay board that is both serial and IR controlled. I have been doing PCB design for over 25 years, and for the last 8 or so using Eagle (I have a licensed version, professional release). I design using the Microchip line of controllers, writing in assembly, and a certified Microchip consultant.

    That being said....there are plenty of things I haven't done, such as DMX, only because I've never had a client request it. So I hope I can bring some knowledge to the group, as well as I am sure I will also learn quite abit. Talking about prototype boards, I have been using a overseas house, and for around $120 get anywhere from 10 to 30 boards depending on the size. They also let me do multiple designs on one panel, for a few dollars more so its been a good way to do several "what if" designs. One of these boards was a LED controller with a PIC that drives 6 or 8 different LEDs allowing for dimming, pulsing, etc. I put on that board a TI chip that supposed to do it all internally but isnt a cheap solution. The idea behind that was to build a mesh to hang on a fence or wall, and have a light show or even crude graphics. Alas...hasn't been finished, too many clients keeping me busy. I am also redoing my 8 channel relay board to fit into a plastic enclosure.

    So if anyone wants to talk to me more about the details of what I have done, etc...feel free to contact me off list unless the group doesnt mind a "semi commercial" discussion on my products.

    ho ho ho....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utimgr View Post
    Well...I actually found this site when doing a search for something else, but I will admit...always wanted to do the lights fantastic show...just NO TIME...per the following description of me :-)

    I also am a EE, and a consultant so between the full time job working on big, deep and wide flash based memory cards, I design alot of stuff for different people. However I do have my own line of products that I do, including the PIC-BEE devices (web search it) as I dont want to act like I am advertising these. I just did a nice little ethernet breakout board, making it different by having a removable terminal block rather than a fixed one (believe me...after 25 years of doing industrial control designs, its nice to have it remove!). I also have designed a 8 channel relay board that is both serial and IR controlled. I have been doing PCB design for over 25 years, and for the last 8 or so using Eagle (I have a licensed version, professional release). I design using the Microchip line of controllers, writing in assembly, and a certified Microchip consultant.

    That being said....there are plenty of things I haven't done, such as DMX, only because I've never had a client request it. So I hope I can bring some knowledge to the group, as well as I am sure I will also learn quite abit. Talking about prototype boards, I have been using a overseas house, and for around $120 get anywhere from 10 to 30 boards depending on the size. They also let me do multiple designs on one panel, for a few dollars more so its been a good way to do several "what if" designs. One of these boards was a LED controller with a PIC that drives 6 or 8 different LEDs allowing for dimming, pulsing, etc. I put on that board a TI chip that supposed to do it all internally but isnt a cheap solution. The idea behind that was to build a mesh to hang on a fence or wall, and have a light show or even crude graphics. Alas...hasn't been finished, too many clients keeping me busy. I am also redoing my 8 channel relay board to fit into a plastic enclosure.

    So if anyone wants to talk to me more about the details of what I have done, etc...feel free to contact me off list unless the group doesnt mind a "semi commercial" discussion on my products.

    ho ho ho....
    Welcome to DIYC Utimgr!

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