Member Since: April 9, 2010

Country: United States



Christian electronic enthusiast; married 31 years, Grandfather, engineering technician in defense industry


Lab Manager, Test Engineer, System Engineer

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Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL Warner Southern University, Lake Wales, FL


Engineering Technician @25 years; fiber optics, radio, imaging, defense electronics


PICAXE, robotics, ant-scale robotics, FEZ/embedded master, paranormal research gadgets





  • This code works when using the old Arduino IDEs like 1:1.0.5; it does not work using 1.6.5?! I noticed that it receives the first channel the code reads and returns 0 for the second channel. It also yields different ranges of PWM signals (or periods of time). Very strange. If you want to make use of this, and are being frustrated, hunt down an older IDE (until this gets fixed on the Arduino side). James

  • Can you give us the assembled dimensions? (I wonder if this might work for a Sumo Bot 10cm x 10cm competition?)

  • Do you think you could take another photo with a contrasting background? It is like looking at a snow bunny in a blizzard…I can’t see anything!

  • I had a wonderful time setting this up; no problem. I composed a blog in case setting up all the code was confusing http://jmd.dev4.webenabled.net/node/88

  • The kit was missing the 2 x 2-pin female headers. Luckily I had them on hand; otherwise it went together just fine. (If that is unavailable, then it needs to have 4 each 4-socket headers; 2 of them must then be cut up to make 2-socket headers (which always sacrifices a pin in the process).

  • Any chance of this board ever going on sale? (I have a psychological barrier about paying more than $100 for it)

  • Glad to see it here; now focus on accessories: GPIO, LCD, camera, etc. 8 )

  • I made a circuit board for this chip (also works for the PICAXE-18M2); http://supertechlab.blogspot.com/2012/06/general-purpose-18-pin-picpicaxe-pcb.html

  • I made a circuit board for this versatile chip; please see http://supertechlab.blogspot.com/2012/06/general-purpose-18-pin-picpicaxe-pcb.html

  • I composed a blog on using the Speakjet with a PICAXE-18M2 and an I2C temp sensor TMP102 in PICAXE Basic code for another programming example. Less than 40 lines of code made a system that compares the last temperature reading to the current one, and speaks “hotter” or “colder” if it changes a degree or more. [http://dinsmorerobotlab.blogspot.com/2011/09/hottercolder-talking-temp-sensor.html]

No public wish lists :(