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Proving yet again that I suck at the mechanical / industrial design side of things...

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@will I give you the win @will, I had to google it.

Let's share the trophy, you keep it on odd numbered days and I'll keep it on even numbered days πŸ™‚

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@will Deal!

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
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@zander - the bubble will get you for cheating, theres no escape 😋Β 


   
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@byron Maybe I don't want to escape.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@byron Maybe I don't want to escape.

Oooo, Ron must have found a hot number on the island πŸ™‚

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@byron Maybe I don't want to escape.

Oooo, Ron must have found a hot number on the island 🙂

But who was number 1? Β Ron might not be so keen on his captivity.


   
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@byron Maybe I don't want to escape.

Oooo, Ron must have found a hot number on the island 🙂

But who was number 1? Β Ron might not be so keen on his captivity.

I never really understood the show (TV reception on the farm depended on weather conditions), was the numbering/categorization method ever explained ?

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@byron Maybe I don't want to escape.

Oooo, Ron must have found a hot number on the island 🙂

But who was number 1? Β Ron might not be so keen on his captivity.

I never really understood the show (TV reception on the farm depended on weather conditions), was the numbering/categorization method ever explained ?

A quote from an interview with McGoohan

McGoohan, though, was again more evasive, suggesting that No. 1 was supposed to represent the evil within all of us... hence No. 6 facing downΒ his own deranged doppelgΓ€nger.

Now would you want to be held captive with a deranged Ron.Β 


   
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McGoohan, though, was again more evasive, suggesting that No. 1 was supposed to represent the evil within all of us... hence No. 6 facing downΒ his own deranged doppelgΓ€nger.

Now would you want to be held captive with a deranged Ron.Β 

Not without my own doppelgΓ€nger πŸ™‚

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@byron Or am I #1

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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@byron Deranged? I have documentation to prove ... wait .... I am, yikes!

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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The obscure quote I often pull out for fun is "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

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@binaryrhyme That's a new one on me for sure.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@binaryrhyme That's a new one on me for sure.

They Live: I Have Come Here To Chew Bubble Gum and Kick Ass... - YouTube

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@binaryrhyme Have you tried another one assuming you have a few, and what do you think of getting it down to 4-5 then add an LDO VR chip, the problem will be how much amperage you want to get out. The AMS1117 produces 800ma with at least a 4.75V input (I would round up a bit to 5) I like combining them when the input is 12V to keep the heat down.

So, some good news. I had two of those converters, and the second one was able to get down to 3.3v, so... manufacturing tolerance / anomaly issue, methinks. Crisis averted. πŸ™‚

One thing I'll say about bootstrapping on the electro-mechanical side... you sure end up buying a lot of bits. Ordered some protoboard to build a small circuit to distribute power to the meters. Had M3 and M2.5 standoffs, but nope - needs M2, lol.

On another note, I used this product as a plastic hole filler (oops!) and in particular as a way to affix the standoffs to the plastic case without drilling holes. Worked like a charm.

Sugru Moldable Multi-Purpose Glue for Creative Repair, Fixing and Making, 8-Pack, Black & White, 8 Piece : Amazon.ca: Home

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