Betr: [smartsockets] Re: 2 tube clock with PIC16F84
- Hello Chris,
Today, my 16F88 chips arrived and I programmed them.
I do get a pulse from the output, but it seems very slow. (I do have an Oscilloscoop
The schematics I used are 2B7179.jpg and I've build my own smartsocket PCB
using a ZM1350.
The ZM's have segment 7 on. That's all.
The 16F88 is oscillating. I've used a 4 Mhz Crystal. Is this wrong maybe?
In the settings for the configuration, I've set the XT option for external
What could be wrong, any idea?
>-- Oorspronkelijk bericht --
>From: "Chris" <fixitsan@...>
>Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 19:16:50 -0000
>Subject: [smartsockets] Re: 2 tube clock with PIC16F84
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, guus.assmann@... wrote:
>> Can someone please tell me how to setup the processor for the 2
>> For what I can tell, X-Tal should be used. A 4Mhz-crystal.
>> (Once this is done, I get an oscillation-signal on the crystal)
>> But how to set the reset-timer and watchdog?
>> I'm not good enough with the PIC-assembler to find out in the
>> And the setup I've made doen't send out data to the smartsockets.
>> At least, nothing show up on the oscilloscope.
>> I would expect a data-bust at startup.
>> Thanks in advance for the help.
>Hello Guus, I don't use the watchdog in thye code, but even then you
>will need to consider changing your microcontroller. The software is
>designed to run on the PIC16F88, not the F84. The software uses the
>hardware serial port/AUSART of the 16f88, but the 16f84 has no such
>hardware so will not produce any serial data.
>If you have a copy of Picbasic you could alter the code to use a
>software serial port by replacing the Hserout commands with Serout
>commands, and declaring which pins you would like to use to form the
>serial interface, but it may be easier just to order or buy a 16F88.
- --- In email@example.com, guus.assmann@... wrote:
> Hello Chris,
> Just now I realise that I forgot to inform you.
> During my holliday, I had some more time and finally managed to get
> correct. So now, the smartsocket with the B7179 on my PCB also worksfine.
> I'll make some more, to get all 7 tubes working.Guus, Thanks for the update.
I haven't been getting the time to do what I need to do either !