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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 4
Entire page

Figure I-2 uses letters to point to various parts of the figure while the text uses numbers. You can find the corrected Figure here - http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596003142/Fig_1_2_corrected.pdf

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Page 7
parts list

* A 4.7K resistor (Radio Shack Part #271-1124) Should be: * A 470 Ohms resistor (Radio Shack Part # 271-1317)

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Page 13
2nd Paragraph, 3rd line

The meter should show a number close to 4.7. should read: The meter should show a number close to 0.47. Figures 1-5, 1-7, 1-9, and 1-10 all show resistor R1 as 4.7k, but it should be 470 Ohms.

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Page 109
Project 6:

The Panasonic Color camera module is no longer available from DigiKey and has been discontinued by Panasonic. A replacement camera module is available from Jameco (www.jameco.com). The Jameco part number is 171011. This is a color CMOS camera module that output standard NTSC signals and will display an image on a standard TV set including the portable LCD types. The camera comes with a connector. The wiring is slightly different. The new wiring is shown here - http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596003142/camera_wiring_diagram.gif The +5V regulator in the schematic diagram, part U1, must be changed to a 78L09 part instead (Digikey part # AN78L09-ND).

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Page 163
channel coder/decoder paragraph, on the right

the URL listed http://www.radiotronix.com/an401.pdf Should be:http://www.radiotronix.com/datasheets/an401.pdf

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Page 208
Exhibit A

Add to Exhibit A: 10uF capacitor, Qty:1, C1, Digikey Part # 493-1057-ND 1uF capacitor, Qty:1, C2, Digikey Part #493-1140-ND 0.1uF capacitor, Qty:1, C3, Digikey Part #399-2143-ND

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Page 212
Exhibit C

change the label on U2 from "BasicStamp2" to "BasicX"

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Page 254
Sidebar

it turns out that the wrong sidebar on page 254 was included in the text. the correct sidebar should read: "IR Cannon Signals The IR cannon sends out a 38 kHz signal that is generated by the processor. The reason that the signal is modulated in this way is so that the receiver will not trigger on light sources like the sun and indoor lights. A vehicle will not see it own signal even though its receiver is tuned to do so because the software ignores the hit sensor while the IR cannon is firing."

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Page 254

there should be a clarification in the text (Page 254 is fine) or on the schematic diagram for the RC car chapter that says the following: "When programming the PIC controller Jumper J7 should be left open. After successful programming of the PIC, install a short wire across the terminls of J7"

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Page 260
the notes on the line that reads "CON2"

"J1,J2,J3,J6,J7" should be: "J1,J2,J3,J6,J7; DigiKey Part# ED7064-ND (break off two for each one)"

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Page 260
the notes on the line that reads "CON3"

"J4,J5" should be: "J4,J5; DigiKey Part# ED7064-ND (break off three for each one)"

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Page 260
the item line that reads "400 Ohms"

"400 Ohms" should be: "390 Ohms" and change the notes to "R1; DigiKey Part # 390EBK-ND"

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Page 260
the notes next to the line that reads "CON6"

"J8" should be changed to read: "J8, DigiKey Part # A9080-ND (use center six pins only. check ICD2 Help for pinout)"

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Page 260
in the Note section of "Radio receiver"

"U5; RLP434A, ...." should be: "U5; RLP434A (or RLP418A for the second car)....."

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Page 260
in the Note section of "Radio transmitter"

"U6; TLP434A, ...." should be: "U6; TLP434A (or TLP418A for the second car)....."

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Page 262
void gen_2khz(int cycles) function

The function on page 262 is "void gen_2khz(int cycles)" the correct code is: void gen_2khz(int cycles) { ccp1con = 0x0f; delay_s(1); ccp1con = 0; }

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