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Tree won't Stay Off PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Toebes   
Sunday, 09 November 2008 16:50
If you've built your tree and it works perfectly but doesn't like to stay off (i.e. you press the power button, it shows the power down sequence, goes dark and then a short time later it turns back on) it is because we made a mistake with a few of the 16F685 PICs that is fixable.  Apparently I made a small batch of them with the watchdog timer enabled and missed it in testing.  There are two remedies for this...
  1. If you can program the pic yourself, just download the code and re-burn it (making sure the watchdog timer is disabled)
  2. Contact us and we will happily swap out the pic for one with the watchdog disabled.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2008 19:03
As featured in Nuts and Volts Magazine PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Toebes   
Monday, 27 October 2008 12:16
November 2008 Issue of Nuts and Volts

Buy It Now

You can also buy just the board and preprogrammed pic

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 November 2008 02:01
Parts PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Toebes   
Sunday, 19 October 2008 03:47

What's in the Kit

Before you get started, make sure that you have all the parts.  They are grouped in plastic bags to make it easy to find the parts you need for each step.  In addition, you will need a soldering iron, solder, screw driver, and a nice wire clippers.  It isn't necessary, but a good wire forming tool makes it much easier to get a great looking tree.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2008 03:51
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