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Jeff Corr
09/06/05 11:11
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#100704 - Thanks ALOT Jan !!
Responding to: Jan Waclawek's previous message
I don't think -ever- in my life have I had as much discouragement as from anyone as Erik and Andy. Even when I was rebuilding the J69 jet engine in my garage, I didn't get that many "itll never work"s... (which it did and does still lol)

Anyhow, I do appreciate the suggestions Jan, very much. Finally, I've seen some positive results, and I'm still VERY much gleeful with that "Eureka" syndrome!

I went ahead and added the line SETB RI1 on line 79, as shown
on the code here : http://rafb.net/paste/results/m5ptis94.html

Here's what it did :
http://www.geocities.com/adempha/temp.avi < digital camera in movie mode, about 600kb.

The laser started to move around with data coming from the serial port. The laser obviously didn't show the picture on screen - the baud rates were different, and since I was triggering the loop manually at the end of every PWM loop it was somewhat, well, reading pseudo-random numbers from the port (and probably the same value 3 or 4 times, that uC is FAST). However, that tells me that at least : 1. My PC program is sending the data correctly, and 2 : The second serial port does work, albiet probably not configured right. This is the first time I have seen the laser move to data sent from the computer, and I'm once again thrilled. Having to set the int to run manually narrow down quite a bit what to go over later. I'll start with the INT; once it is working when data begins to stream, I'm going to change the code so the first byte sent (which includes the laser being on or off) will be something to indicate it is the first of the 3 pieces of data, perhaps a byte that comes through before those three. I liked the earlier suggestion one guy sent of doing it in two bytes, but losing 1 piece of resolution. We'll just go from there - I think tomorrow night I'll be making some breakthroughs.

Someone correct me on this math here, once I get the port working at 115.2kbps / 8bit = 14,400 bytes a second, or / 3 (3 bytes for each location), 4800 points per second in real time through the serial port. Eventually, I'd like to see if I can get 250kbit out of the 8051 to double that - the mirrors used on the system are rated at 8400 PPS. Sound about right on that 4800 PPS?

List of 85 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
Laser system serial port com      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 01:25      
   MHz?      Oliver Sedlacek      09/02/05 01:32      
      11.059      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 01:54      
         also...      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 01:55      
   Even more... anybody got any ideas?      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 02:30      
      Values in      Anders Sandström      09/02/05 02:58      
   text???      Jan Waclawek      09/02/05 03:14      
      thanks so far      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 05:29      
         Back to basics      Andy Neil      09/02/05 05:53      
         Oh, come on...      Andy Neil      09/02/05 06:45      
      "Program" or "Code?"      Andy Neil      09/02/05 11:01      
   Oh dear...      Andy Neil      09/02/05 03:57      
   Fundamental Comms Problem      Andy Neil      09/02/05 04:05      
   Serial Code - Doomed!      Andy Neil      09/02/05 04:23      
      this is getting ridiculous      Erik Malund      09/02/05 06:13      
         learning process      Jan Waclawek      09/02/05 06:21      
            oh well      Erik Malund      09/02/05 06:54      
               agreed - waiting for the real stuff :-)      Jan Waclawek      09/02/05 06:58      
            cart before horse      Andy Neil      09/02/05 07:03      
               weekend approaching?      Jan Waclawek      09/02/05 07:34      
                  sure we can, but then why do you say the      Erik Malund      09/02/05 07:55      
   this belong in the chat, but since it is      Erik Malund      09/02/05 11:07      
      hrm      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 12:10      
         make an effort do not "whip up some code      Erik Malund      09/02/05 13:36      
            facts & emotions      Jan Waclawek      09/02/05 14:50      
               k      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 15:29      
                  Good luck with the 430's      Russell Bull      09/02/05 18:20      
                     int      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 18:44      
                        Slight misconception.      Andy Neil      09/03/05 02:13      
                           Next step      Andy Neil      09/03/05 02:39      
         -1 provocative troll      Terry Lingle      09/02/05 17:25      
            read      Jeff Corr      09/02/05 18:50      
               which derivative?      Jan Waclawek      09/03/05 07:20      
                  dallas      Jeff Corr      09/04/05 00:37      
                     DS89C420      Jan Waclawek      09/04/05 03:55      
                        system im using      Jeff Corr      09/04/05 08:49      
                           int      Jeff Corr      09/04/05 09:28      
                              Process      Andy Neil      09/05/05 00:04      
                                 Why do you persist      Erik Malund      09/06/05 09:02      
                              2 byte protocol      Robert Revens      09/05/05 03:24      
                                 Intersting, but...      Andy Neil      09/05/05 04:50      
                                    very interesting      Jeff Corr      09/05/05 19:33      
                                       How to proceed      Andy Neil      09/06/05 00:02      
                     a problem and a suggestion      Erik Malund      09/06/05 09:00      
   Problems many & varied      Russell Bull      09/05/05 20:46      
      Begin at the beginning!      Andy Neil      09/05/05 23:59      
         started again      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 00:31      
            Re: started again      Hans Van Pelt      09/06/05 01:07      
               ah crap.      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 01:18      
                  ah my eyes!      Hans Van Pelt      09/06/05 01:36      
                     continued..      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 01:47      
                        Second UART      Hans Van Pelt      09/06/05 01:58      
                           int vector      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 02:33      
                              Look at the datasheet !      Steve M. Taylor      09/06/05 02:37      
                                 yup      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 03:37      
            serial port 1 interrupt vector      Jan Waclawek      09/06/05 02:06      
               okay      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 02:41      
                  Still not OK      Hans Van Pelt      09/06/05 03:18      
                     ISR reset      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 03:41      
                  take rest      Jan Waclawek      09/06/05 03:18      
                     rest........      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 03:43      
                        STOP      Steve M. Taylor      09/06/05 04:07      
                        just to be sure...      Jan Waclawek      09/06/05 04:09      
                           man int triggering      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 05:48      
            Craig, please remove this thread this is      Erik Malund      09/06/05 09:05      
               Request        Craig Steiner      09/06/05 09:16      
   num      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 07:32      
      again      Jan Waclawek      09/06/05 07:57      
         Thanks ALOT Jan !!      Jeff Corr      09/06/05 11:11      
            works, so now do the reading      Jan Waclawek      09/06/05 14:46      
               serial port int      Jeff Corr      09/07/05 20:41      
                  transmit      Jan Waclawek      09/07/05 23:15      
                     transmit      Jeff Corr      09/08/05 08:53      
                        Oh dear      Donald Catto      09/09/05 09:55      
                           I dont give up.      Jeff Corr      09/09/05 16:22      
                              er      Steve M. Taylor      09/09/05 17:31      
                                 brains?      Jeff Corr      09/10/05 08:19      
                                    Or lack thereof...      Donald Catto      09/12/05 06:45      
                              Persistance is a virtue      Russell Bull      09/09/05 17:39      
                                 basics      Jeff Corr      09/10/05 08:22      
   updated      Jeff Corr      09/14/05 18:48      
      Solve i problem at a time      Russell Bull      09/15/05 01:44      
   one more problem knocked down      Jeff Corr      09/16/05 00:32      
      PWM spoiled by Rx      Jan Waclawek      09/16/05 03:51      
         lines      Jeff Corr      09/16/05 13:45      

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