~ Giving credit where credit is due ~
This is people who have helped out in one or another way. Without their help I wouldn't have built the "Engineer's Assistant" and this web-site wouldn't exist!
|Voja Antonic||The author of
AN689 (Microchip's PDF-file) and the person who invented
the "Engineer's assistant".
I must say this is one of the smartest guys I know of. He's created a user-friendly and useful instrument by making _full_ use of the PIC16F84 microcontroller's resources. Actually there is just 1 un-used word out of 1024 in the "Program Memory". And still there was not enough space to contain all of the look-up tables, so 61 (of 64) bytes of the DATA EEPROM had to be used for this purpose. This says a great deal about the level of code-space optimizing.
He was also very helpful and kind when I needed the PCB-layout in GIF-file format. He e-mail'ed it to me in practically no time!
Mr. Voja Antonic seems to
have been involved in digital electronics for many years,
as he appears to be the design-engineer behind a Zilog
Z80A -based computer-kit from 1983!
|Per Otto Vangsnes||He's a friend
of mine, and we fabricated the PCBs at his kitchen! Per
Otto is also an enthusiastic PICmicro programmer and he's
the one who introduced me to PICmicro programming in the
|Halvard Skurve||He's an
electronics engineer from the University of Bergen. He
took the pictures of the instrument with a digital
|Bob Blick||He's got his
own web-site which, among other things, hosts two
ZIP-files for the "Engineer's Assistant".
(You'll find these files here, so don't worry!)
This is where I first came across the source-code.
Erik Grindheim, 17.04.2000