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I ordered lots of stuff

I ordered lots of stuff to build Yellow Drum Machine II, and I cannot wait for it to arrive. I cannot wait for it to arrive. I cannot wait for it to arrive. I cannot wait for it to arrive. It should arrive any day now. From Solarbotics and Picaxe.

Matlab, anyone?

Hi,

Anyone in here ever touched matlab?

Frits

Why is portc high = low?

Using Picaxe "portc", I can get 16 outputs from a picaxe 28, which is neat.

But I allways wondered why you have to write "high portc 5" to get "portc 5" to be "low"??

I understand that since it on default is an input-port, it must be set on "high" on power up. But still you should set it to "low" by writing "low portc 5", and not "high portc 5"?

Gets quite confusing sometimes in my code; half of the outs has to be set low to be high!?!?!

Other compilers to Microchip PIC's (get more out of your picaxe)

It seems quite expansive, but as I understand it, these compilers

http://www.hvwtech.com/products.asp?CatID=90&SubCatID=127&SubSubCatID=0

Both C, and a pre-compiled basic (no-Picaxe bootstrapped needs, use raw chip)

Aparently this way you can take your picaxe-projects, and take them to the next level if you need faster execution, wants to code in C, need floating point etc..

- But not cheap!