Monthly Archives: May 2004

Lowes Sucks!

I went there to get a dishwasher for Emily and paid to have it installed, I thought this would be easy, it was anything but. The long-and-short is they were rude, and I went to BestBuy and got one on clearance for less money!

My Own PCB

I went down the road of getting my own PCB from and I'm happy so far. For just $59 I was able to get 3 proto boards. I messed up a little so I ordered 3 more boards with the fixes. Not a bad investment! I will be getting about $100 of these Pic Boards for about $3 each next week. This will make my Basic Stamp cost $5 minus the labor of putting it together.

PCB/PIC Chip – Application Note

Well, i was able to create my PCB and I should get it next monday. It was rather easy now let's just see if it works.

In another note the “Pic Basic: Compiler I just bought does not do things like PORTA.0 inputs and outputs like the “Pic Basic Pro” Compiler. This seems fishy since the cost of this thing is $250. I will see what else I can do and update more about this later.