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Bean
08-07-2006, 08:59 PM
Okay, my wife called me on these. I know everyone has their own.

If you have·a Parallax catalog in the bathroom...You might be a geek.
If you take your "Professional Development Board" on vacation...You might be a geek.
If you check the Parallax Forums more than once an hour... You might be a geek.

Bean.


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Charlie Johnson
08-07-2006, 09:11 PM
2 out of 3 .... almost a geek

John R.
08-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Does taking the laptop (wireless network) to the throne room and using the online shopping site count for the catalog?

Do you get extra bonus points for taking a motor cycle battery to power the board when camping?

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John R.

8 + 8 = 10

Franklin
08-08-2006, 12:23 AM
John, in which number system does 8+8=10?

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- Stephen

Bamse
08-08-2006, 12:23 AM
The battery packs for VEX/RC models works really well... http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/wink.gif

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Living on the planet Earth might be expensive but it includes a free trip around the sun every year...

Experience level:
[ ] Let's connect the motor to pin 1, it's a 6V motor so it should be fine.
[ ] OK, I got my resistors hooked up with the LEDs.
[X] I got the Motor hooked up with the H-bridge and the 555 is supplying the PWM.
[ ] Now, if I can only program the BOE-BOT to interface with he Flux Capacitor.
[ ] I dream in SX28 assembler...

/Bamse

Tom Walker
08-08-2006, 12:27 AM
Franklin,
That would be hexadecimal.

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Truly Understand the Fundamentals and the Path will be so much easier...

John R.
08-08-2006, 12:34 AM
Yes, it is hex, The "hidden meaning" is thinking in bytes, not bits... (two hex digits = one byte), which means I really should have 08 + 08 = 10, but that kind of takes the fun out of things.

What I really want to do is figure out how to write 2 + 2 = 5, have it be correct in some obscure fashion, and take that back to all my math teachers http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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John R.

8 + 8 = 10

Franklin
08-08-2006, 03:00 AM
Brain freeze! Somehow I got decimal/binary on the brain and it didn't make sense.

I like the one that goes
There are only 10 kinds of people, those that know binary and those that don't.

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Tom Walker
08-08-2006, 03:00 AM
Well, 2 + 2 < 4 if one or both of the 2s is travelling at or near the speed of light...:^)

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Truly Understand the Fundamentals and the Path will be so much easier...

curtis
08-08-2006, 03:41 AM
On the jpg there is a connector that fits the sx board and so where can I get one. I bought a AA battery pack from parallax that I use but I would like a few to play around with.

Thanks,

Curtis

Bamse
08-08-2006, 04:08 AM
I got mine from Radio Shack, it's a 2.1 mm plug...
RS should also have the battery connector or you should be able to find it in a hobby shop that sells RC cars...

I got mine from Digikey and I can look up the part numbers if you want them...

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Living on the planet Earth might be expensive but it includes a free trip around the sun every year...

Experience level:
[ ] Let's connect the motor to pin 1, it's a 6V motor so it should be fine.
[ ] OK, I got my resistors hooked up with the LEDs.
[X] I got the Motor hooked up with the H-bridge and the 555 is supplying the PWM.
[ ] Now, if I can only program the BOE-BOT to interface with he Flux Capacitor.
[ ] I dream in SX28 assembler...

/Bamse

PJ Allen
08-08-2006, 10:56 AM
· Everybody might want to think twice before using John R.'s laptop from here on out.

· http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/lol.gif

scary_bot
08-08-2006, 11:35 AM
I had no idea that I was a geek untill now.... lol

Gadgetman
08-08-2006, 03:49 PM
I didn't pack my BS2 developerboard, but I did install guestPC with WinXP and the Propeller IDE on my Apple iBook, and put the PropStick, a solderless experimenter board, a box of components and wires in the carry-case...
(Guess who forgot the PSU at home... )

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hutdon
08-08-2006, 06:52 PM
Hey John, if you remember your basic Abbot and Costello, it can be proven by multiplication, division and addition that 7 X 13 = 28!

Don

John R.
08-08-2006, 08:41 PM
PJ Allen said...

· Everybody might want to think twice before using John R.'s laptop from here on out.

· http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/lol.gif
Just my own little form of security http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

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John R.

8 + 8 = 10