Stop burning speakers with your Picaxe chips
sound 1, (110,3)
is NOT a good idea, you should allways write
sound 1, (110,3) low 1
(you do not need line breaks, just write it as above)
Being used to burning things and changing rechargable batteries all the time, I did not really wonder that much that a tiny speaker or two has been fried while having fun with robots and Picaxe over time (mainly 28' these are the only ones this is tested on).
Now I am building a new robot that has a speaker underneath it.. Lifting it up from a test, I felt that the speaker was burning hot!!
Picaxe is leaving the port to "High" after the "Sound" command!!! So the speaker is just getting continious voltage after a "sound".
This means battery drain, and it means burnt speakers after a while, if your robot have just at any point made a small beep!
Crap, Picaxe! (But I still love you) - Must be a bug, no? Or some reason I don´t get??