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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

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Got myself this as my digital camera died on me. The shutter on that camera is stuck and won’t close so all the photos turn out overexposed. Sadly, I can’t afford a new camera but certainly I can afford this. Bought it for RM58 at Viewnet Lowyat and comes with a 3-year warranty. I think they were trying to clear …

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Microchip PIC16F84A

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In a recent lab assignment, I’m required to build a circuit using the PIC16F84A. I’m allowed to do it at home so the college ‘lend’ us the chips.┬áBut after completing the assignment I have to return it (initially I thought the college was going to give the chip to me but I was wrong). I had to buy one for …

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USB ICSP PIC Programmer

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From the previous post, I mentioned that I bought this PIC Programmer for only RM 25 from Cytron. This is essentially just an OEM version of the official Microchip Pickit 2 Programmer. The original version could have easily cost more than RM100. Together with this programmer I also bought a ICSP Universal Socket so I can directly plug it into …

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Multimeter

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Got this relatively cheap digital multimeter at Jalan Pasar for RM 48, including a free 9V battery. There are cheaper ones around RM20 but those looked like it’s gonna break after a few use. I was told that these cheap multimeters are quite accurate when measuring low voltage or current. Let’s put it to the test shall we. This is …

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