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1/28/2013

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Components, Hardware & Interconnects   EAO Corp.'s Series 57 Pushbutton   Representing the latest in technology within the Human Machine Interface (HMI) market, the Series 57 is the first pushbutton to combine optical, tactile, and acoustic features in a single, ground-breaking product. The modern design features a user-friendly, extra-large operating area of O74mm, which includes two unique, independently illuminated feedback rings. The raised symbols conform to TSI PRM (Technical Specification for Interoperability for Passenger with Reduced Mobility) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act -- Accessibility Guidelines) and will never wear or fade. Options include illuminated symbols and an integrated 'finding tone' to help visually impaired users. Offering outstanding durability, the Series 57 is constructed using contemporary materials and will continue working through extreme temperatures from -- 40C to 85C. The front is protected to IP69K against liquid and dirt ingress, and will resist chemical wash-downs often found within these application environments. To save both time and money, EAO has designed a new and efficient final-mounting system.
Components, Hardware & Interconnects
EAO Corp.'s Series 57 Pushbutton
Representing the latest in technology within the Human Machine Interface (HMI) market, the Series 57 is the first pushbutton to combine optical, tactile, and acoustic features in a single, ground-breaking product. The modern design features a user-friendly, extra-large operating area of 74mm, which includes two unique, independently illuminated feedback rings. The raised symbols conform to TSI PRM (Technical Specification for Interoperability for Passenger with Reduced Mobility) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act -- Accessibility Guidelines) and will never wear or fade. Options include illuminated symbols and an integrated "finding tone" to help visually impaired users. Offering outstanding durability, the Series 57 is constructed using contemporary materials and will continue working through extreme temperatures from -- 40C to 85C. The front is protected to IP69K against liquid and dirt ingress, and will resist chemical wash-downs often found within these application environments. To save both time and money, EAO has designed a new and efficient final-mounting system.

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Re: Microchip
sensor pro   2/17/2013 8:36:20 PM
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Good point. However when I sared with computers, I was able to loan one home for a weekend. It was doind 6 operations and he weight was about 18kg.

This was a workout and not only for my brain.

Charles Murray
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Re: Lift Buddy rocks
Charles Murray   1/30/2013 6:34:22 PM
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I would like to know how high the Lift Buddy can lift. Most of the toughest tasks (for example, in my garage) require a reach of about eight feet. If the Lift Buddy can do that, they've got a customer.

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Re: Lift Buddy rocks
Ann R. Thryft   1/30/2013 12:33:18 PM
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Nancy, that sounds like an other great app for Lift Buddy. It's been several years since I had to lift a saddle, but I'd probably have problems now getting one onto a horse's back.

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TI gas sensing platform
Charles Murray   1/29/2013 10:06:17 PM
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TI's gas sensing platform is another interesting one. Gas sensing systems are a growing market for the home. Emission testing stations can also use them for measuring exhaust gases. On the inside of the vehicle, there could also be a growing market in alcohol (breathalyzer) sensing, as well as carbon monoxide sensing. I've always wondered when someone would develop a CO sensor for inside the car. Anyone who's ever driven an old beater knows the importance of that.

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Re: Microchip
Charles Murray   1/29/2013 9:55:44 PM
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When it comes to technology, most pronosticators have been notoriously inaccurate. Here's one of my favorites from Popular Science in 1949: "In the future, computers may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." 

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Re: Microchip
Nancy Golden   1/29/2013 7:46:50 PM
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Reminds me of a funny story, Charles. When I was a kid, I interviewed my neighbor who happened to be an engineer for Texas Instruments for a school assignment. He told me that when the transistor first came out - they said it was just a fad...

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Re: Microchip
Charles Murray   1/29/2013 7:34:59 PM
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Over the years, we've heard many prognosticators predict the demise of 8-bit, Nancy. The folks at Microchip always laugh about it. Seems like they've always had the last laugh.

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Re: Microchip
Nancy Golden   1/29/2013 10:18:46 AM
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I agree Charles - love 8 bit microcontrollers and leave it to Microchip to expand on its peripheral capabilities. Seems like there is a PIC for every task!

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Re: Lift Buddy rocks
Nancy Golden   1/29/2013 10:16:44 AM
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I agree Ann - after reading your post, I could hardly wait to see the Lift Buddy. I have had a similar prototype in the works for years that we call the "Saddle-Jack." Being a horsewoman, I have seen a need for something that would help folks who are prone to back problems to be able to saddle their horses by themselves. We have the two wheeler but are still in the brainstorming stage for making it work in a cost-effective manner. That Lift Buddy is a great idea for lots of applications!

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Microchip
Charles Murray   1/28/2013 5:18:18 PM
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It's amazing to see how many peripherals Microchip is able to integrate onto an 8-bit chip. I suppose that's why, after numerous predictions of ther demise of 8-bit, it's still going strong.

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