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Lowest possible cost 3 23.08%
Make it as small and light as possible 6 46.15%
Battery longevity is very important 3 23.08%
Highest power possible 3 23.08%
Highest RPM possible 2 15.38%
Only use through hole construction 2 15.38%
No winding of transformers 4 30.77%
Group buy of components including boards 0 0%
Group buy of boards only 1 7.69%
Iíd rather buy a kit with everything in it 0 0%
I want to buy a pre-built & pre-programmed system 0 0%
I only want to use a 4.8v Ni-MH battery 2 15.38%
I only want to use a 2S battery 1 7.69%
I only want to use a 3S battery 1 7.69%
I want to use a 4.8v battery to 3S battery 5 38.46%
I want to use only off the shelf parts from Digi-Key or Mouser 3 23.08%
I want the Timer board to be separate from the HV board 6 46.15%
I want a combination Timer & HV board 1 7.69%
I want all the options possible using jumpers 3 23.08%
I want a USB connection 2 15.38%
I want a serial connection (DB9) and Iíll use my own USB adapter 3 23.08%
I want a ICSP connection 3 23.08%
I want a premade parts list (BOM) at Digi-Key 2 15.38%
I want a premade project parts list (BOM) at Mouser 1 7.69%
I want 1 design and 1 design only 1 7.69%
I want optional designs to choose from and Ill make the boards myself 8 61.54%
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 01:12 AM
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I did say "or smaller".
After seeing some people solder 3X5 might be too small.
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 05:32 PM
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After seeing some people solder 3X5 might be too small.
Size is doable in many ways, I expect to use SMT components which greatly saves real estate.
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 06:29 PM
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If you have the setup to fab for smt good deal. I try to stay away from it until I have a 100% locked down design. I haven't had a chance to use anything other than a "smart" phone for a few days, but when I do I will start getting some configurations organized for easy download and fabrication.
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 08:14 PM
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If you have the setup to fab for smt good deal. I try to stay away from it until I have a 100% locked down design. I haven't had a chance to use anything other than a "smart" phone for a few days, but when I do I will start getting some configurations organized for easy download and fabrication.
SMT's are easier to use but sometimes, being blind as a bat like I am creates a few soldering problems!
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Old Jun 24, 2015, 03:28 AM
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SMT's are easier to use but sometimes, being blind as a bat like I am creates a few soldering problems!
Get some headgear! I do small work in several areas, and a set of jewelers head gear really helps. They are pretty cheap and work far better than magnifier lights or other methods, although those work OK too depending on what you're doing.
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Old Jun 25, 2015, 08:12 PM
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Get some headgear! I do small work in several areas, and a set of jewelers head gear really helps. They are pretty cheap and work far better than magnifier lights or other methods, although those work OK too depending on what you're doing.
I have all of that but still can't see worth a crap!

I'm trying something out with the 1840 and should have an answer shortly...

Here is the basic version that works, just two pull down 10K resistors missing on the coms side.
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Brief update

I was down for a few days, chemo was kicking my butt a little but I beat it one more time.

The board with both of the circuits, the 683 and the 1840 were done and I'm now waiting for blank PCBs to come in so I can get them done. These are two different designs that I found here on this site, so I made two for comparison.

There is an application that allows you to edit the PICs in real time. I have not found it yet but we are going to take a look at it and see if we can make one.

More to come.
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Jake:
I see in the comments of the software an entry about affordable licensing. Can you please tell me more about this.
Thanks
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There is an application that allows you to edit the PICs in real time.
Not quite sure what you mean by that. Does that mean your edits do not need to be compiled? Or, are you referring to using "hardware" debugging with ICSP while the PIC and circuit are powered up?

The latter can be done with MPLab IDE (e.g., pick ICD3 as your debugger) and other development software.

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There is an app that allows you to modify the curve in real time, I saw it the other day but lost the link.
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Jake:
I see in the comments of the software an entry about affordable licensing. Can you please tell me more about this.
If you want to use the code in a commercial product, some monetary donation to the project will be required.

You can use the code for personal use. You can build CDIs and even sell them on a personal scale. But if you are a business that wants to include the code in a product you sell you'll have to license the code.

This is to keep the code free for personal use and open source.
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If you want to use the code in a commercial product, some monetary donation to the project will be required.

You can use the code for personal use. You can build CDIs and even sell them on a personal scale. But if you are a business that wants to include the code in a product you sell you'll have to license the code.

This is to keep the code free for personal use and open source.
It makes sense to me after all, a lot of effort went into development just to become someone's low hanging fruit!
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