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I am soon to start working on adding more features to a new controller IC for the IV-17 Smartsockets, a new software available to anyone who buys a kit and as...
Jan 17, 2012
Announcing the first annual Classic/Retro/
Antique/Vintage Computing Convention. http://groups.
message/19 - Bill D ... CRAV Computing...
Jan 14, 2012
That Flickr link... Flickr link to Smartsockets <http://www.
Jan 12, 2012
Alternative mounting configuration for IV17/IV4 Smartsocket
I've been meaning to try this for a while, I think it could work well. Simply by changing the female straight header for a female right angled header a...
Jan 12, 2012
Using other VFD tubes with the IV17 Smartsockets
I can recall being asked if I will be releasing a kit for use with any other IV-xx VFD tubes. The current kit supports probably any wire ended VFD tube, such...
Jan 6, 2012
IV-17 V2.30 Software and new user guide
First off, if you have sent to me your IC's or boards for reprogramming I am sorry that I have not kept you updated so far. The good news is that the wait has...
Jan 5, 2012
Picture of a completed set of IV-17 Smartsockets
I've had a few requests for pictures of my completed Smartsockets, so I figured I'd oblige and link one here for all to see: ...
Jan 5, 2012
IV-17 Smartsockets, first pictures
I'm going over to Ireland for a few days to visit family, but I've managed to escape packing duties in order to build up the first IV-17 Smartsocket for...
Jan 4, 2012
Features added or improved. (skip the details if you wish but *please* read the final paragraph) -Working autobaud detection At speeds between 9.6k and 60k the...
Dec 30, 2011
IV-17 SS, Test mode and 9600 baud
The test mode for confirming segment independence and screen independence (no shorts,especially at the HV driver) has been added. In response to the crushing...
Dec 29, 2011
Pride came before the fall
Terrible sorry if this affects you, but it would seem that some pics with IV-17 Smartsocket code have been sent out with a baud rate of 38400. If you have been...
Dec 28, 2011
Unless we speak before tomorrow, I would just like to wish all group members a Happy Christmas and thank you for your continued support and interest in these...
Dec 24, 2011
IV-17 Kinda working - part 2!
Hi Chris/group, It's been a while since i last killed the PIC processor i had on the breadboard, testing the IV-17 smartsockets, but i have finally got my act...
Dec 14, 2011
Smartsockets for AVR Processors
Hi, Has anyone made any effort to port the smartsockets firmware to Atmel AVR processors? The reason I am asking is that I am selling a four tube IV-17 based...
Dec 13, 2011
new member has question
Hello...new to the group...was looking for some ideas to create a six digit clock using IV-4 tubes....Can anyone give me some ideas?...I think the Smart...
Dec 12, 2011
Smartsocket kits with tubes on ebay
I recall being asked specifically for kits with tubes. I have put together a kit of 2 Smartsockets and 8 x IV-17 tubes, available now on ebay. ...
Dec 10, 2011
IV-17 Explorer kit, non-automated parts packing failure !
It has come to my attention that a couple of IV17 explorer kits may have left me without blank pic micro's if you also ordered pics loaded with Smartsocket...
Dec 9, 2011
IV-17 Explorer Kits, a few more available for shipping now
I have about 10 more complete IV17 Explorer Kits. These consist of 2 PCB's and all components (except tubes) to build a 4 tube display array. The 35V supply,...
Dec 7, 2011
Video showing rotated tubes
Not the greatest vieo but i hope it gives the idea http://www.flickr.
in/photostream I will be making up the next batch of...
Dec 1, 2011
Digit rotation and reverse scrolling in IV-17
I've just started to build a Christmas themed 'door welcome sign' and think the display would look interesting if some of the tubes could be mounted on their...
Nov 27, 2011
Suitable smartsocket device drivers
I didn't realise thre were so many good projects available which could easily be modified to become smartsocket drivers ! This one is making me think of a few...
Nov 25, 2011
IV17 IV4 comparison file
Thanks to John R for pointing out the last link wasn't working for anyone else except me. The file should be available from the following ...
Nov 21, 2011
A comparison between the IV4 and the IV17 VFD tubes
I've just had a look at all of the types of IV4 and IV17 tubes in my collection to try to establish waht, if any, the main differences are. Due to the high res...
Nov 20, 2011
IV-17 Smartsockets, update and welcome new members !
Firstly, hello to the new members. You should feel free to poke about in the files sections and post messages about any questions you may have, we're all here...
Nov 20, 2011
IV-17 / IV-4 VFD explorer kits
As mentioned previously, I am intending to sell the Smartsocket software for these tube types seperately and therefore the first kits I am making to support...
Nov 19, 2011
Re: IV-17 Smartsockets, new PCB arrived
Take longer than I expected, as per usual, but I have 75 pairs of IV-17 smartsocket pcbs and enough components (I think) to build or make into enough kits for...
Nov 12, 2011
Version 13 released, PWM control and display test features added
In the IV-17 files section is V13 software. (V12 will stay there for a little while longer, just in case) Pin 2 - 0..5Vdc input adjusts PWM output duty cycle...
Nov 3, 2011
IV-17 SS change of concept
I am making some minor changes to this circuit now in the hope that it realises the potential for the IV-17 SS to be an experimenter
39;s kit too. I will be a...
Oct 29, 2011
IV-17, updated video and final testing comlete
The Emerald isle was great, that Guiness definitely does taste better over there. Back to work though, I wanted to make sure that two interconnected...
Oct 24, 2011
New members, welcome
Hello to the new members. Apologies for being slow to approve your membership. Previously, membership was open but due to excessive spam I changed the...
Oct 14, 2011
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