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is a collection of free or shareware files associated with the development
of MicroController Systems and Electronics Related design and development
in general. All Files can be downloaded from the Dontronics site.
placing all niche Electronics and Microcontroller softgoods in a common
shopping basket so to speak, we hope customers will visit regularly and
make a choice based on their own requirements, features, pricing, etc.
mall for Electronics and Microcontroller products is going to work better
than an individual company trying to market products.
shop is an example of this. As an author, you write a book. Is it better
to try and sell it yourself for the full profit margin, or receive a payment
from a distributor that does the task of fully interfacing with the customer
for you? Dontronics gives you the feedom to do it both ways if you choose
to do so.
or Shareware packages available for download.
Circuit Plus Schematic Library CyberCircuit Plus (over 1100 items).......
AT90S8515 getting started code Version 4.0. by David VanHorn
is a resident bootloader for the Microchip PIC16F87x series of FLASH based
Free Basic Compiler and Programmer
Series Microcontroller Simulator presented as is. By Steve Nolan
Stamp Divided By Four! by Antti Lukats of Sistudio. Runs a BS1 in a
PICmicro16x8x Programmer Software by Nigel Goodwin.
Basic Compiler W95 Front end for the Stamp I. by Richard Skinner.
55K Some Amstrad NC-100 stuff I did back in 1992. Sorry, no other support
RS-232 Network Controller Source Code by Dontronics. Includes Max-186
Source Book/Disk by Scott Edwards Electronics. Yes, this is the full
Time Clocks. Interfacing Stamps and PICs to DS-1202, DS-1302, NJU-6355,
and PCF8593P, plus data pointers.
Source Code for Interfacing 4Mb Drams, Development System, etc. Uses
just a 74LS00 and a 74LS04 to talk to 4Mb Drams. Yes, I am the only person
I know of that ever did this. All done in software, full source code. Possible
expansion to 64Mb. About 15 years of my Z80 code ramblings including Z80
Tiny Basic by Don McKenzie. Support Zero. I'm too old to re-visit Z80 code
at a guru level now. Enter at your own risk.
a 8255 to expand the number of io lines for an AT89Cx051
the parallel port's io lines with an 8255.
PARALLEL PRINTER PORT
term.zip 17K A small DOS type front end that works great with
the kit121 Programmer,
or any device that transfers an ASCII file via a com port. You don't
have to get into Windows awkward hyper-term now! Set up an icon for it
on your desktop. Compliments of Frank Crivelli Ozitronics
- the AVR Parallel Port programmer for the Atmel AT90S1200/8515 and
other AVR micros. by Chris Morris. Please Note. Chris's email address is
no longer valid, and it appears that faster computers are running into
problems with this software.
Don, you (and your customers) might be interested in the (free) Realterm
Terminal software. It is
aimed at getting comms going with hardware, and dealing with binary data.
projects involve connecting to a serial port, you need a program that helps,
to log in to BBS's with! Actually it does heaps more. It would be good
if you could find the time to link to http://realterm.sourceforge.net
from your software tools area. Regards, Simon Bridger
(Australia) and winpostus.zip
(U.S.) Gary Barnes from Perth in Western Australia has very kindly sent
us his very-easy-to-use Australian Post Code and US Zip Code directories.
With these little gems, as soon as you download and install, you can enter
a suburb and the post code / zip code will be shown, or you can enter the
post code / zip code and and the appropriate suburb will be shown.
Sharon I took the opportunity a short while ago to update the winpost program
with the latest Australia Post Database. I also changed the data format
so that you can use it in excel or other programs is you desire. The program
has also been tidied up a little, and I added an option to view it in mixed
case. This was partly prompted by the followup comments of Matthew (below).
I have also included the entire Australia Post Database for anyone who
is interested. Just unzip it and copy it over the existing files. Cheers
Don, For those, like myself, who eschew Microsoft, I have written a little
programme to take the slightly unfriendly data format of the Aussie
postcode file in the (above) Winpost package and produce:
A pipe (|) delimited version, excess whitespace stripped and locations
coverted to mixed case. Some things like 'MC' for mail centre get
mangled to 'Mc', but I find this better than having my brain explode trying
to read all upper case text ;-)
A one-per-row fixed version, data otherwise unchanged.
are user options in the programme so that you can set up fields lengths
(row length assumed to be sum of fields!) I haven't looked at the
US version, but hopefully changing these should allow the same to be done
for other data. Matthew Smith Kadina Business Consultancy South Australia
gem from Gary Barnes in Perth Western Australia. He has written an LM317
Voltage Regulator Design guide, complete with schematics. A very handy
gem from Gary Barnes in Perth Western Australia. I have attached
the latest version of the terminal
program that I sent you earlier. This version has been extended to
com6: which makes it a lot more useful. New Sep-2005
the present time there are five programs available for download, and they
are all concerned with the PIC16x84 microcontroller. Previously we held
them on the Dontronics site, but like all good ideas, Version updates can
take a lot of time, so we have simply linked to Nigel's site above. Thank
you for your ongoing support Nigel.
release of Nigel Goodwin's Source Code to the 16 bit windows PIC programmer
needs Delphi 1.0 to compile, but this has been given away free on many
magazine disks, and is also included with all the later 32bit versions
the address of the 42K file.
New PicProg software version.
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000
From: Nigel Goodwin
now released a new beta version of my PIC programmer software, adding a
few little 'tweaks' - plus support for the 16F877. As usual I've uploaded
it to the software pages on my website, you can either download or add
a link as you wish.
tried it on a DT001 yet! - but it works fine on the P16PRO40, and as such
I've added an extra output line 'Vpp40', and if you set that to the same
line as 'Vpp' it should work OK with the DT001 and a 16F8** on a SimmStick
(I'll get around to trying it one day!).
- nice Olympics :-).
Page : http://www.lpilsley.co.uk
New software products wanted
you have a MicroController or Electronics related software product that
you wish to sell on the Internet. There are many advantages to doing business
product and upgrade distribution.
of upgrade policy changes. If a major upgrade is introduced, and a new
fee or price is to be charged, previous customers can be informed via existing
message Auto-responders at Dontronics.com
or disks can't be made obsolete due to version updates, as all manuals
are files only and produced in either plain text, HTML code, On Line Help
Text, or PDF format, and all executable files are downloaded from the Internet
from a secure password protected site.
costs at all for manuals, disks, or any other media.
postal or insurance charges for product distribution.
packaging costs, no more going to the post office.
Custom Import/Export fees or paperwork problems.
Card Merchant facilities not required by the Author. This also means that
Credit Card problems such as declined cards for inaccurate data and insufficient
funds aren't your problem.
Royalty payment from Dontronics on an agreed quantity or period of sales.
Dontronics agreements with Software Authors should promote confidence with
any new Authors as all Author email addresses are posted and these people
can be contacted. (The web is an open book).
are done effectively on a Commission basis, which means you don't have
to put out for any up front material costs or advertising.
management costs or time involved.
for you to still sell and distribute your own product on disk or CD if
on with what you want to do, not what you have to do.
an item on the internet can be a land mine of danger. By selling through
Dontronics you are protected against fraudulent orders, as we have to carry
the cost of any losses and charge-backs from the banks. For software sales,
email addresses have to be verified, no free email addresses are accepted.
Often we must do a round of faxes or telephone calls to verify identity.
of these checks result in the potentially fraudulent customer vanishing
before the funds are even collected. When we do detect a fraud, the funds
must be returned to the real account holder.
transaction fees run as high as 3.8% for Amex, others are lower, however
charge-backs, and chasing up charge-backs can involve several hours that
can roll out over 4 or 6 months, and generate a mountain of paper for one
me an email for a short chat.
fact, my only demand is that all Authors must be contactable via email
by customers and Dontronics in a reasonable time for full product support.
I say to all my associates and even competitors, I look at my site as a
niche market shopping mall. People come to visit. If they pass through
the front desk sales, and go into the individual shop to purchase, then
I feel we will both win eventually, as they will return to my shopping
mall sooner or later looking for something else. Any new product I add
to my range, I always promote through several channels I have such as my
newsletter, SimmStick user group, and the news groups.