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April 09, 2011
by Dtrain316
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Just received my nerdkit and wanted to get some ideas about the approach I should take? Should I read all the PDF about basic electronics first then do projects or learn as I go or........? Just looking for some ideas!

April 09, 2011
by Rick_S
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For a beginner, I'd recommend just that. Start at the beginning of your NK guide and build each step as you go. DON'T jump ahead even though the temptation may be there. As you go through the guide, you will build your knowledge. As you complete each step, play a little with the source code to change it up a bit... like changing the text on the LCD. Experiment as you go. Learning through doing is kinda the motto here and it works well for most. If you get stumped, post a question, there is almost always someone here willing to jump in with a helping hand. cheers

Rick

April 09, 2011
by Ralphxyz
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You you had me going there for a while with the animated icons but I think I have figured it out:

<img alt="cheers" src="http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/cheers.gif" />

You are just linking to the animated .gif.

I tried to do that with the Avatar image but that didn't work, it does on some forums.

Ralph

February 06, 2012
by greggoshen
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Sorry to use this thread - my other attempts at message get a "lost link" message. Problem: code.zip file will not unzip. Using Windows 7 on a Dell. Message from Windows is "no archives found" and "Either archive is in unknown format or is damaged" Downloaded again, same result. Download date 6 Feb 1012. Up to this point all is "mucho bueno"

February 07, 2012
by Rick_S
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I just downloaded the code.zip file and it extracted fine on my Win 7 PC. Maybe there was something unusual going on you could try again. If it still doesn't work, Humberto or Mike will probably see this thread and get it to you via e-mail.

Rick

February 07, 2012
by pcbolt
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@greggoshen

You could try using 7-zip from here:

Link to download

It handles a bunch of formats.

February 07, 2012
by greggoshen
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Tried 7-zip and j-zip. They did not work. Is the file too large to e-mail unzipped?

February 07, 2012
by Rick_S
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I don't know what is going on with your end, the file works perfectly fine here. Unzips with both Windows and 7-Zip. I just tried it again to confirm. Confused

February 08, 2012
by greggoshen
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I finally got it! I had to use a friends computer. Hers would not unzip my downloaded file either, but I downloaded on her computer and unzipped successfully. I have often thought that since the wind blew so hard in Wyoming the charge on an electron is blown from -1 to -2. This must be the root cause. Thanks

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