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ETO/Tools, Unusable Condition.

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by ericgibbs, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. ericgibbs

    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    hi Mods, Admin.
    The Tools programming has not been maintained for many months and the Tools etc, are unusable and look a real mess.
    Any newcomers being directed/linked to Tools will get a very poor impression of ETO.

    I would suggest that if Admin does not want to refurbish them and keep them upto date, the complete Tools section be deleted.

    Eric

    Would be interested to hear the opinions of my fellow members.
     
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  2. Ian Rogers

    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Agreed! These should be maintained.... The deletion would be a last resort as I think they have been very useful..

    dmiyares If you talk to Eric, see if you can agree on maintaining these tools... Eric did write most of them!!
     
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  3. flatfootskier

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    When you're after some info, the last thing I care about is how messy it might be...
     
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    If revived, perhaps that section could be supplemented with tools (original scripts or links to sites) that are not oriented to the 555 and very basic stuff.

    For example, there are several sites to help calculate the values for PIC PWM registers, e.g., http://www.micro-examples.com/public/microex-navig/doc/097-pwm-calculator.html I have referenced that calculator several times. It might be beneficial to keep such references in house.

    If that suggestion is considered viable, then perhaps a group should be formed to pick the top version, plus maybe an alternative site(s) for each calculator. Without such selection discrimination, the list will grow quickly to something that is less helpful than a Google search.
     
  6. ericgibbs

    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Like the Title of this Thread states, the Tools are unusable, so the last thing you would get from the visiting Tools, would be info.
     
  7. DerStrom8

    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Which ones are unusable? I just tried five or six of them and they still work. A few of them are missing images but the inputs, outputs, and calculations still seem to work.
     
  8. ericgibbs

    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    hi Matt,
    Try from LM317, about number 8 and down, the graphics are missing.
    The layouts are missing in part.

    The first few tools were posted by Phil Gay

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