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Thread: Startup/Shutdown Idea

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    Lightbulb Startup/Shutdown Idea

    This guy uses a BASIC Stamp to control when his PC boots and shuts down. Its a great idea that could replace the power button in your setup.

    http://www.parallax.com/html_pages/r...gen_dashpc.asp
    "You can't kill a revolutionary, 'cuz you can't kill the revolution." ~RATM

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    BASIC stamp is overkill for a shutdown controller, its cheaper to use PIC microcontroller. A PIC 12C508 can do the same thing for like $1-2.

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    I agree, a pic would be the way to go, but Paralax won't put that on thier site!

    It just got me thinking.
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    I guess they are just trying to sell thier products. But for something like $30 + developments tools I dont know how much it will cost you to get a single protoype working

    I havnt used one but I think they are cool stuff though

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