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Posted 01-18-2006 at 03:29 PM by cyb0rg777

The electronics hobby seems to have died down since everything became disposable.I have built the LIRC and NOPPP .I recently installed Ktechlab 0.3 .I am a novice to PIC programming and assembly code,but I was able to simulate a working PIC circuit in a few minutes.PICs have been around for what?Ten years or so?They don't seem to be disapearing .
I would like to see the success of open source hardware and open source PIC software.I have a good electronic circuit,really part of a circuit.But I am worried about about someone trying to patent it themself if I show someone how it works.We need a license like the GNU software license.I am not sure if I need a patent but after researching how to get a patent I have found it impossible to get one myself .How ironic I spent yesterday ,Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday ,finding this out.You have to either be a lawyer or pay one thousands of dollars to get your patent.It's no wonder only big corporations get all of them anymore.Anyway,hope to be swapping schematics and assembly code soon.:-)
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    PIC's have been around a lot longer than 10 years. The difference is that they are now affordable!
    PIC programming is a fascinating hobby but...
    If you have the canvas, paints and brushes - can you become a modern Picasso?
    Ideas are what is missing. What can we use these for?

    Patents for the masses! Yes, good slogan. Why should it cost so much? Isn't the patent office a Government department? Ask some serious questions next time elections come around.
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by cyb0rg777 cyb0rg777 is offline
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    You know what is frustrating?Not knowing how stuff works.I can buy a car and go to the autoparts and get a manual telling how to fix it.For years we had tv and stereos and cb radios and all kind of things you could get a schematic for.Now you can't get a schematic for anything .Plus it's running closed source software.I hope one day companies start to provide us with this knowledge to figure out things.I can program ,not very good ,but I can.But they tell me my computer ,cellphone ,router,game console etc. is only going to run their programs and their not going to tell how it works.First company to give me a choice of open or closed information and I will tell the rest to get lost.
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by cyb0rg777 cyb0rg777 is offline


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