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Modified: 12:03, 26 October 2013

The following software has been written to help students and teachers when introducing principles of Electronics. The software has not been tested extensively but runs pretty much bug free. There are no malicious routines as far as I know and installation is using a standard windows installer. Shortcuts to the software will be placed in "EduTek Ltd" folder in "Programs" on the START menu. To uninstall any software, go to Control Panel and launch "Add/Remove Software" utility. Then select the software from the list and click "Change/Modify". This will launch the uninstaller program.

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You may use the software as you wish and if you think a piece of software is useful, could do with improvements or you find some bugs then let me know. Please feel free to make suggestions.

All programs were written using VB6 (yes I know haven't finished learning C++ yet) and work on Windows XP. As for any other operating system, let me know.

Download the zip files and unzip them to a new folder, then run the setup.exe
For WinZip application - click here


CROSSWORD GENERATOR - FRENCH
A pukka program to help you learn french.
This is the first version I wrote to help me learn french vocabulary. Language staff in my school have shown a great interest in this program and it is on the intranet for the students to try.

This version has 2400words - I will add more vocab as time allows.

DOWNLOAD XWordF22_ins.ZIP - 3.8MB

STOPWATCH
A very simple to use countdown timer.
A very simple timer to coundown fromup to 99 minutes. It is quick to use, pressing F2 and the SPACE bar sets and starts the timer. IDEAL for quick class tasks, reading time and some games.

There are a few basic options, such as sound and LED colour and a even an option to measure in milliseconds. The Stopwatch can be set to any size so as not to intrude your view of other work, or full screen for display on a plasma screen or projection.

Version 2 now has a count-up facility for timing things.

DOWNLOAD Stopwatchv2_ins.ZIP - 1.4MB

MUSIC FACTORY -
Make up your own tunes and download them to a PIC - See Musical Toy Project.
This software allows you to compose quite complex mono-phonic tunes and then creates a HEX file for programming a 8pin PIC for use in various projects.

This has been used extensively for the Musical Toy Project as part of the Year 8 curriculum.

The free version will not convert the tunes to HEX file. The full version is now available from our shop.

THIS IS VERSION 2.103 - a big improvement with multiple select and much more edit facilities.

DOWNLOAD MFactoryLite21_INS.zip - 2.4MB

DMX FX CONTROLLER
This program is part of the DMX Controller Project.
This piece of software was written specifically for our school which currently has 2 Explorer Pro Heads and 2 Scanners. You can add your own fixtures with up to 16 channels per head and 6 channels per scanner.

To use this program you will need a serial RS232 com port and the Controller described in the DMX Controller Project

This is a new v2 and is similar to the version we use for the stage. This I am still editing and will release soon,

Beware: This version may still have the odd bug or 2. I have nailed most of them but please contact me if you find any more.

DOWNLOAD DMXFXv213.zip - 2MB

ALARM EDITOR
This program is part of the PIC Alarm Project.
This piece of software is allows students to set their own timings for Exit, Entry and Alarm duration when building the PIC Alarm project.

There are 2 versions available:

The full version will allow students to alter timings, view operation using an animated flow chart and compile a HEX program for programming the PIC.
This is available in our shop.

The evaluation version is the same without the option to compile and is available below.

DOWNLOAD AlarmEdv2Lite_ins.ZIP - 1.46MB

DIRECTORY PRINTER
A very simple program that can print out directory contents.
This software is very simple and has no frills. Simply select the drive and directory you want to print out and then press print. A list of the files in the selected directory will be printed using the default printer.

Very useful for print out photo lists and mp3's.

Remember - no frills!

DOWNLOAD DirPrint_ins.ZIP - 1.38MB

EZCALC
Very useful piece of software for the GCSE/A Level circuit designer.
The EZCalc can assist with awkward and tedious calculations when designing a variety of circuits, such as:
  • CMOS astables/monostables,
  • Potential divider networks,
  • Capacitor charging/discharging,
  • 555 astables/monostables,
  • 4 and 5 band resistor colour codes.

DOWNLOAD EZCALC_ins.ZIP - 2.26MB

EZCPU Simulator
A software simulation of the EZCPU.
Specifically written for use with the EZCPU system so students and teachers can develop their software using the PC at home and test their programs later.

CPU activity, IP and register/memory contents can be monitored while the programs are executing - makes debugging programs easy. CPU speed also adjustable.

The simulator will load and save text files compatible with the EZCPU File Manager software free above), so can be transferred from EZCPU to the simulator with ease

THIS IS A PRELIMINARY TEST VERSION 
AND IS NOT COMPLETE - THERE ARE BUGS!!!

DOWNLOAD EZSIM_ins - 11MB

EZCPU File Manager
An essential utility for comunicating with the EZCPU.
Specifically written for use with the EZCPU system so students and teachers can upload or download programs they have written for:
  • Disassembly,
  • Debugging,
  • Printing,
  • Assessment,
  • Email,
  • Keeping library routines.
DOWNLOAD EZCPUFM200_ins - 1.7MB
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