'CHEAP PIC Programmers'
Sometimes I hate the english language. 'Very good value for money' is not
unfortunately able to be summarized by the word 'cheap'.
Hours went into getting the programmer right. About 5 PIClisters tested it
and tore it to bits.
The result is that with about 250 Kit 96 sold in 2 months there has been
only 1 single complaint. I got it back: it had been blow-torched on the
back with lifted tracks, globs of solder 5mm in diameter, obvious
dry-joints and no links added. And he wanted a replacement for free!
Maybe Don & I should double the price. People would stop calling it 'cheap'
but still be satisfied with it :-)
Peter J. Crowcroft DIY ELECTRONICS (HK) Ltd
PO Box 88458, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Voice: 852-2720 0255 Fax: 852-2725 0610
ICQ #2064 4080
I built it, use it, and sell it.
If it was crap, I would not bother.
Sure, I've been burt before with 'low cost' stuff. But this little beauty
is a gem.
I have lost count of the number of PICStart16B/C's that have gone west -
and for that matter, the PICStart Plus. I worked in Distribution supporting
these things, and boy did I take some flack.
Sometimes you DONT get what you pay for.
At 17:30 30/12/98 +1100, you wrote:
At 17:30 12/30/98 +1100, Peter Crowcroft wrote:
>Sometimes I hate the english language. 'Very good value for money' is not
>unfortunately able to be summarized by the word 'cheap'.
in german they invented a word, literally translated something like
"priceworthy," to avoid the use of the word "cheap" in commercials :-)
>in german they invented a word, literally translated something like
>"priceworthy," to avoid the use of the word "cheap" in commercials :-)
And it only takes 5 pages to print it out <G>.
Gerhard, it's snowing here today!
Andy Kunz - Statistical Research, Inc. - Westfield, New Jersey USA
Ja, das ist...preiswert. (wert = worth). Lived 5 years in Frankfurt
and had a blast! ahh yes, but life must go on.
Andy Kunz wrote:
Bill Kichman wrote:
> Ja, das ist...preiswert. (wert = worth). Lived 5 years in Frankfurt
> and had a blast! ahh yes, but life must go on.
what is the meaning of "blast" here ? My dictionary confused me
especially - what has it to do with "Frankfurt" - I4m still living
"Blast" is slang. Means I had a really good time. I was a civilian
electronic engineer, working with classified military battle simulator
and flight simulators. Generally worked 2 weeks out of 6, what with our
American military's "hurry up and wait, then cancel the schedule"
mentality. I thoroughly enjoyed and immersed myself during all that
spare time in the different culture. Made some lifelong friends and had
many good experiences which will travel with me to the grave. Saw the
wall come down one week, and many crashed and/or abandoned East German
"Trabants" and "Wartburgs" along the autobahn the next week. Watched
the Gulf war unfold and got to talk with some of the pilots directly
thereafter at Rhein-Main airbase. Enjoyed the Sachsenhausen pub scene
and traveled on many weekend inexpensive tours to the neighboring
countries. I could go on, but this is about PICs, not this stuff, sorry
for the diversion.
Meanwhile, I am waiting for my $25 PIC programmer and fresh batch of
16F84 chips to arrive so I can get started!
R. William Kichman, P.E.
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