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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 09:50:20 PM »
well, even though it's the first day of spring, it's essentially summer here in Arizona - lol
we're already hitting 95 F  :icon_eek:
what that means is, i will try to stay inside as much as possible over the next 6 months

this summer, i hope to get a product off the ground (ham radio catagory)
and, i want to learn to write apps for smart phones in assembler
and the same for arduinos and raspberries
that will be plenty to keep me out of the pubs

i'm looking a little like Luke Skywalker, here
as, i haven't really finished my Jedi training here at masm32 - rofl
i still need to do some more with SSE code  :biggrin:

and, of course, i have to visit a pub now and then, just to keep track of the pretty barmaids

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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 09:55:32 PM »
speaking of ham radio, one good thing happened rather recently

i traded my old K7NL call in for a new one
this one has really nice rhythm in morse code  :t

di-da-dah
da-da-di-di-dit
di-di-dit
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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 01:22:50 AM »
Hi Dave,

You must be my lost twin brother. We share the same interests.  :biggrin:

this summer, i hope to get a product off the ground (ham radio catagory)
and, i want to learn to write apps for smart phones in assembler
and the same for arduinos and raspberries

What kind of a product is it you're working on ?

I'm still in the construction fase of designing a SDR device and reading all the data via USB to do all the processing on the PC.

LNA -> bandpass filter -> mixer -> bandpass filter -> IQ modulator -> parralel ADC -> USB -> PC
An Atmega MCU written in assembly will be used to control the hardware.

The components for this project are so small, my trembling hands can't solder them anymore.  :(

So, I first have to start building my new CNC PCB router project.
The first one I made wasn't very accurate to make fine traces, I have sold it.
A pick and place system and solder dispenser will be added to this project.

Also bought a 5W blue laser which can focus to 0.5 mm and try to automate the soldering process.
Don't know if this will work..... we will see.

My SDR project has to wait for a while....

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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 02:26:52 AM »
i just saw an announcement today - ColibriNANO USB SDR Receiver
i'll let you google it

i am working on an electronic paddle for morse code
it's an idea i had about 45 years ago - built one about 35 years ago - lol
anyways, i am modernizing the design and turning it into a product, with a little luck

i had planned on doing what you are doing to manufacture PCB's
changed my mind - for now, i will farm that work out
once i get going, i will come back to that


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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 03:52:33 AM »
Just googled it. A bit expensive though for a 0.1 - 55 MHz receiver.

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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 05:53:52 AM »
here in Arizona - lol
we're already hitting 95 F  :icon_eek:
Zona árida. 35ºC is not bad, we are here today at 23ºC :)
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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2017, 03:08:34 PM »
Just googled it. A bit expensive though for a 0.1 - 55 MHz receiver.

yah - i wouldn't pay that - i'd build my own, first - lol

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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2017, 03:35:55 AM »
I'm very happy to see you again in the forum. Good luck.

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Re: Completed a Long Project :)
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2017, 05:22:58 AM »
good to see you too, Gunther  :t