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by hansp
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 16872

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<t>Having received an invitation to preorder from Farnell I decided to take the plunge.<br/> <br/> They state in their opening screen that the total cost, including delivery, is 44.82 euros after choosing my country : France.<br/> <br/> Proceeding down the long ordering sequence I am invited to crea...
by hansp
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newark Electronics site (the USA site for Element14)
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Newark Electronics site (the USA site for Element14)

<r>fernando said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I cant even back order from there. I need it delivered to Brazil and they require a DHL accounto to charge to.<br/> <br/> So frustating....<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Don't know if this helps but the page<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.newark.com/jsp/besp.....wkintl....
by hansp
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 32948

Re: RS Components

<t>I count myself amongst those disappointed with RS. I registered on Wednesday on the British RS site and on the French one (on which I have an account). On Thursday RS was reported to have promised clarification to all by Friday. Late Friday they added a FAQ to the registration website which adds ...
by hansp
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 438
Views: 173544

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>Seems like I'm a real old-timer here!<br/> <br/> The first computer I programmed was an Elliott 4120 in about 1968. It was a room sized computer at Huddersfield Technical College (now Huddersfield University). I obtained permission to use the ASR-33 paper tape machines after school to write my pr...
by hansp
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)
Replies: 174
Views: 59529

Re: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)

<r>JaffaBoy said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Does anyone know if it's possible to control more than 4 plugs (the remote in the picture at Maplins has a big 433MHz on it) but was wondering if you can alter the frequency on the controller and plugs to enable 2 to be used?<br/> <br/> [later] Ok I can semi answer...

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