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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 24 Nov 2012, 08:52

Sadly my wife Dot passed away yesterday.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby ex-Gooserider » 24 Nov 2012, 09:22

Very sorry to hear this Woody, condolences...

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 24 Nov 2012, 10:42

Same here.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby LROBBINS » 24 Nov 2012, 11:25

I too share your sadness. Ciao, Lenny
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby BounderGimp » 24 Nov 2012, 16:46

That is sad. My condolences also to you and yours Woody.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Seajays » 24 Nov 2012, 17:22

Sorry to hear that Woody, My condolences.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby rollingcowboy » 24 Nov 2012, 23:10

Woody, I am sorry and saddened to hear that.
My heart goes out to you.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Fulliautomatix » 25 Nov 2012, 01:56

My condolences as well Woody.
Best wishes for the future.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Furio » 25 Nov 2012, 14:04

Very sorry to hear that Woody. My Condolences.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby stevelawiw » 25 Nov 2012, 14:34

Sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby gologen » 26 Nov 2012, 13:34

My condolences also to you Woody.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 26 Nov 2012, 16:18

Thank you all...

I shouldn't ..perhaps ..in retrospect...have posted the notification.

BM ..If you wish to tidy up the thread feel free.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 26 Nov 2012, 16:31

OK will do one day!

Hope you are doing OK.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby woodygb » 09 Dec 2012, 10:12

Mr Mobility USA is currently offereing an ENGINEERING upgrade for the std PP1a for $150.

http://myworld.ebay.com/mr*mobility/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Penny-and-Giles ... 1e74b26fae
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 09 Dec 2012, 11:14

Handheld? Seems a little steep for a eprom swap or overlay?

Anyone know how to copy or clone my PP1b eprom?
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby g7pvs » 09 Dec 2012, 18:19

Hi,
What is the device e.g. 27c512 and is it soldered in or in a socket

Assuming it is in a socket you just need to unplug it, plug it in a universal programmer read the device, plug in your blank EPROM and program it.

I do have a programmer and a wide selection of different types of EPROM. Generally as long as the size is correct you will be OK, but the speed may sometimes be critical, also it is usually better to stick to the same manufacturer as timing differences have been known to cause problems.

Are you sure it is an EPROM and not an EEPROM, most modern kit uses EEPROMs, often built into a microcontroller and therefore very difficult to copy.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby g7pvs » 09 Dec 2012, 18:53

Hi,

To actually program an EPROM you need a universal programmer, something like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOP853-USB-Un ... 2a19fdb09f

when you buy EPROMs they might not be blank, to erase them you will need a UV box e.g.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UV-Eprom-Eras ... 2ebeb25902

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Burgerman » 09 Dec 2012, 19:34

Issue. Its not in a socket, I dont think from memory. But isnt a window type. So is likely an eeprom. I will take a look soon.
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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby g7pvs » 09 Dec 2012, 19:39

Hi,

If it is a few years old it could be a PROM, which can be copied to an EPROM, either way it will need unsoldering, which may damage the PCB.

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Re: PGDT interface update

Postby Übergeek » 22 Dec 2012, 15:52

Hello everyone. Im new to this site and I already love you guys!

I just picked up a used chair with the VR2 and im working on turning it into a robotic telepresence device for my hospitalized wife. We have 4 young kids and i wanted her to feel like she was still part of everyday life.

I will be using arduino to control the system. I want to interface with the joystick for over-internet control.

I would like to reprogram the VR2 but im not finding somewhere to download the software.
Fredman, I know you were looking for it as well and found it, did you have to sign up and pay for the SW?

I have many computers around the house (Mac, Win XP, Win 7) and can install whatever version and drivers that seem to work best for people.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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