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How to make port-c's into inputs

This is very simple, I have 2 picaxes talking to each other. I am already using the int command for another reason. Right now, I need to set up a handshake before one pic tries to send a serial command to the other and to be sure the 2 pics are not trying to send to I2C at the same time. I have portc 5 going to portc 5 and portc 6 going to portc 6. one 5 is an input, one 5 is an output. One 6 is an input, one 6 is an output. I have the outputs down: High portc 5 and high portc 6.


What is the command to allow a portc pin to become an input?

Coolest Hat (and wife) EVER!

You have goto see what Kari made me for my birthday!!!

Oh yeah, it's a hat with a pocket.


A pocket for my iPod!!!! Hell friggin' yeah, yo!!!


Kari is the most awesome wife EVER!!!


Walter's eyes... And the Winner is...

 After coding and reviewing all of the entries, Kari, our (temporary) flatmate Eliza and myself have made a decision.

The winner is rik with the "I forgot my glasses" entry. --rik, you have been on a roll...


***Original Post***

Yup, I'm a lazy bastard...

If any of you folks find your self bored, drunk or both and you have a minute, why don't you help me design Walter's eyes.

Here's the Rub:

You can use any ASCII letter or symbol.

How do you know an EEPROM is full?

Simple as that. How do you know it is full?

I don't know how to calculate bytes and the such. But i am trying to stuff about 2000 byte variables on a 256 EEPROM. Each single variable (all variables are bytes between 0 and 255) is written to it's own address. The addresses are a word var. between 1 and about 2000.


Impossible Question...

I was driving with my son Phoenix, in the truck when he asked about the things hanging from my rear-view mirror and why they swing during corners. I explained centrifugal force, which he easily understood. The very next day as I was adding wood to the fire, he asked, "if there was a fire in your truck, would the flames bend when you turned"? First off, I was amazed and proud at what a kick-ass question this was coming from a 6-year-old. Second, I was struck with the fact that I had no friggin' idea. So, here is the question, fellow geeks and nerds...

Well folks, it works... It turns out I was trying to run this LCD from a bad Picaxe chip. Here is why the chip is bad Much thanks to rik (and all others) for their … Read more

Help with Picaxe and serial LCD

Ok Picaxe Basic Gurus... I think I need some code snippits...

My new serial enabled LCD just arrived and I can't seem to get it up and running. I am using what I think is the standard picaxe basic commands but I am only getting white blocks, x's and some other random symbols. To be honest, I am confused with a lot of the serial commands in general, the whole ASCII thing and anything written as 0x7C or 0x14 or whatever.

Here is the display.

Great servo control on the cheap! This is a bare-bones servo driver -no connects, no board. It does come however, with a resonator included. It  uses a standard … Read more

Can 2 picaxes talk to the same i2c device?

It's really a simple question, can 2 picaxes have their SDL and SCA lines tied together and both talk to the same i2c device?

Chris's Day Job

Hey folks,

I thought I would give you a peek a what I do for a living. I just finished this built-in for a HAM radio guy. The bead-board on the back wall is poplar and all hand milled while the desk and shelves are 6/4 and 8/4 African Mahogany. The finish is a hand-rubbed tung oil.