Member Since: October 4, 2011

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  • No serial alone wont work, but you could easily use something like the arduino pro “micro” to communicate with visual basic via serial, then simply send commands to the mcu to control the mux board, and to make it more cost effective just design your own pcb incorporating the CD74HC4067 and get the pcb printed from OSH Park, total cost would be under 18 bucks, or even cheaper, search around amazon lol

  • Of course I am not planning on reading potentiometers, it would slow down tremendously, but rather read the state of latching switches.

  • Ive used this and it works well, although could’t I connect 6 of these, tie all 6 S0 together, same as S1, S2 and S3, then tie each SIG to a channel to another mux breakout, so in theory I could control 80 inputs/outputs only using 9 pins? I only ask because I’ve checked out the MUX Breakout II but I haven’t dissected it yet but it looks like they have incorporated 6 shift registers, wouldn’t it just be easier, smaller, cheaper and more powerful to just use another CD74HC4067 to talk to up to 16 other CD74HC4067s?

  • Mac side: Arduino IDE, Processing, Fritzing, Eagle CAD,

    VMware Fusion (Windows): Arduino IDE to compile sketches to snag the HEX, AVR Studio / MKII, Microsoft Visual Studio, NotePad++, DesignSpark PCB, Pad2Pad, Frame Designer for (T-slot), Eclipse,

    When switching serial terminal to either mac or windows I simply change “USB & Bluetooth” settings, connect or disconnect to VMware Fusion.

    Right now I am writing a GUI for a project that communicates to a microcontroller, the GUI also communicates to a Processing (Mac side) program, the way I have it is:

    Arduino IDE (Mac side) to program microcotronoller. Microcontroller - serial to Visual Studio WPF (Windows side obviously). Visual Studio WPF shares files with Processing (mac side).

    Works flawlessly

    I use Eagle CAD (mac side) for most pcb designs. When I need something larger than 4" I resort to SparkDesign PCB (Windows)

    With VMware fusion I find it very easy to develop anything using a Macbook Pro, “”“"MAINLY”“”“ because I use Mac’s Work Spaces (3*2), which makes developing so much faster and seamless. I usually have it setup like: Safari (TL), Eagle Schematic™, Eagle PCB(TR), Visual Studio(BL), Arduino IDE(BM), Processing(BR).

    And again my Macbook Pro is a beast, runs flawlessly and just WORKS well. 2010 Macbook Pro, 16GB RAM, 2 solid state drives.

  • Question!

    I want to control 4 DC brush motors, I don’t need them to run at the same time… Ever, but I do need to be able to control the speed of each one, when one is on. SO…

    To save money, can I just run the output of this controller and split to 4 individual N channel mosfets, each mosfet will control one of the dc brush motors, then use 4 arduino pins to turn each individual motor on and off?

  • Soooo 400MHz?

  • When the switch is actuated, can the cover almost act as an emergency OFF! switch by slapping it down?

    EDIT: Just read shardbearer’s comment.

    Thats great.

  • http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/713352638/Original_IC_electronic_components_ALLWINNER_A10.html

    funkathustra is right, they are used in thousands of products from china.

  • Finally you guys carry Pauls boards, these are awesome!

  • You should include a circuit to create an exclusive-or function