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PT100 Control Board for Raspberry Pi. Completed!

I have recently completed this project. It has the same specification as the previous post however a few improvements have been made in light of new information. The board is intended to accurately control the temperatures of 4 wine tanks … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi PT100 temperature sensor and control board

I am currently working on a small Project for David at Wine Technologies (vinwizard.us) to replace an older proprietary temperature control PLC. David decided he would like to use a Raspberry Pi due to the fact it is very powerful, … Continue reading

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Ever get the feeling something big is about to happen?

I always seem to start blogs these days with how crazy busy I am, and while that is true, it is also boring and totally un-newsworthy. Instead lets talk the future, and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, … Continue reading

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Serial Port combiner for RFID station

I have a project where the HMI (Human-Machine Interface – ie the touch screen PC) is situated 20M from the station. Normally I would move the screen but this time it was not possible. The station has a printer and … Continue reading

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Adding a Message Of the Day or Quote of the Day to your system

Got handed a nice SQL file a few years back, one which I slip into most of my applications and one that generates quotes of the day, (or Message of the day – MOTD) there are 1462 records or about … Continue reading

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Catch Production system. First Screen shots

Wow, I’ve never been so busy! The first incomplete version of the Catch Production System has been installed in the factory. Several parts still need to be written such as the packing and dispatch screens and these will be addressed … Continue reading

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Bloody Auditors!

… Are one of the main the reasons I’ve been glued to my PC for the past 3 months, during my usually quiet times. As your business transitions from small to medium or you start to export items (especially food-items) … Continue reading

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ICD3 Finally working in MPLABX

I had almost given up on this one. Around the move from MPLAB8 to MPLABX my poor old ICD2 debugger stopped working, my PICKIT3 still worked OK but I never got to the bottom of it. Working mostly on the … Continue reading

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Vintage Mode.

Yes, significant lack of progress on projects and posts can only mean one thing..¬†Fully back to the vintage grindstone! Nothing to do but be poised on the end of the phone to tweak Delphi code and fix stuff-ups on the … Continue reading

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Data Collection Terminal End-Game (Putting it all together)

Getting close to the end game of the mobile data-collection terminal and its here we start to think of how all the different parts are going to fit together as a whole to be useful. As an aid for me … Continue reading

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