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Basic Electronics

These groups are the best place to ask your basic electronics beginner questions or help other people just starting out with electronics

Hobby Electronics Basics

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Using car ignition switch as power button for PCs

by Mr. Man-wai Chang
Is it possible? I know it's too fancy... ;) -- @~@ Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!! / v Simplicity is Beauty! /( _ ) May the Force and farces be with you!... read more »

Electronic Components

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Help identifying connector

by DaveC
http://imgur.com/a/6qeua (The images of the plug are stills from a video. I don?t have it in my possession.) The header measures approx.: pin dia: 0.6 mm,0.024 in spacing: 3.85 mm, 0.152 in Ho... read more »

Electronics Down Under

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EEV blog nonsense ?

by Phil Allison
Hi, most of you know former regular on this NG, David L Jones, who reinvented h imself as a video star with his EEVblog site. I stumbled on one of his many hundreds of blogs recently - please tak... read more »

Electronics Equipment

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LM566 alternative.

by Kevin Glover
I have benn trying to find a decent alternative to the LM566 VCO. It does not seem to be sold anymore at reputable sellers and the ones on EBay (from China) I don't trust to be authentic or unrecyc... read more »

General Electronics

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60's-vintage motor overload heaters

by DaveC
http://imgur.com/yIx0dC6 Original on the left, purchased replacement on the right. Questioning whether these are equivalent for an old General Electric motor starter overload (CR106). Seems like... read more »

Advanced Electronics

These forums contain more advanced topics which are most suitable for people with some experience in electronics. Start a dicussion here if your topic is not basic and does not fit into another, more specific category

Electronics Computer-Aided Design

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TUTORIAL - Example 2, Using Femm to Calculate Component Valu...

by RobertMacy
These anlayse work at 2.5GHz in FR4 type PCB material for those of us who want to drive ?? or an antenna = Bluetooth, Wifi, zigbee, or GPS antenna module and want to see how much a 'longer than... read more »

Electronics Design

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My Off Topic Post

by billbowden
https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=311580204 Bill Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation Why isn't this organization rated? We had previously evaluated this organizati... read more »

Electronics Repair

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Dead Tek 2235

by isw
A friend came across one of these, a bit dirty but otherwise looking OK. Green pilot lights up, but the screen does not, even in a darkened room. Are there well-known failure points in these? Wher... read more »

Field-Programmable Gate Arrays

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Low End FPGAs

by Rob Gaddi
So I'm looking at various platforms for general purpose, fairly low-end FPGAs, and it looks like the Lattice ECP5, Xilinx Artix-7, and Altera Cyclone V E all have options in the sort of * 170ish... read more »


These forums contain discussions about microcontrollers, their application and programming with topics ranging from LED blinking to embedded operating systems.

Embedded Programming

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IC-86 old C compiler for 8086 Intel target CPU

by sky60206
Hello, I am a professional software developer and I need to re-compile an old (>24 years) C embedded safety critical application running on a 80186 CPU from Intel and I need to get exactly the same... read more »

Embedded Linux

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AMOLED reaches price parity with LCD and now costs less than...

by 7
AMOLED reaches price parity with LCD and now costs less than LCD to produce --------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.androidauthority.com/amoled-displa... read more »

Microcontroller Discussions

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Microchip Forums upgrade borked

by Ian Malcolm
Well its been about 24 hours now and the upgraded forum is still unusable http://www.microchip.com/forums/ Without a usable forum, Microchip are just another manufacturere with a crappy website .... read more »

Raspberry Pi Group

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Programming in assembler?

by Peter Percival
May one program a Raspberry Pi 3 in assembly language? Yes, I would suppose, but what tools are available? Naturally, I'd like free ones. -- Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlingto... read more »

International Electronics (BETA)

We provide access to electronics newsgroups in languages other than English. Due to heavy use of technical and scientific terms, these discussions are relatively easy to translate to the language of your choice. Please only post using the particular language of the forum. Please note: support of groups in languages other than English is still in BETA. Some features, such as post and reply for example, are not currently working in the international forums

Electronics (German)

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Begrenzerschleife für Rasenmäher

Hallo, http://rn-wissen.de/wiki/index.php?title=Begrenzungsschleife_-_Induktionsschleife Im Prinzip funktioniert das wie beschrieben. Es gibt dabei zwei wird. Ich bekomme also nicht so ein sauber... read more »

Electronics (Spanish)

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Re: sacar un enchufe de una toma trifásica

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/industrial-power-connector-adapters/7491942/ -- Saludos read more »

Electronics (French)

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Bonjour. insistance, le fait que les cables d'antenne TV doivent faire 75R ? Et les -- If computing were an exact science, IT engineers would'nt have work _o< So all that's left, Is the proof t... read more »

Electronics (Croatian)

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Izrada "kutijica" za elektronicke komponente

Da li znate tko se u Zagrebu bavi izradom malih kutijica tj case-enclosure za elektronicke kopmonente? Dimenzija oko ~15x10cmn Mogu biti drvene, plasticne ili metalne. (drvene imaju prioritet!) M... read more »

Electronics (Dutch)

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Reparatie ATX voeding

Beste mensen, De voeding van mij PC maakte al enige maanden hoge piepgeluiden. De hoogte van de piep hing af van hoe zwaar hij belast werd, zo leek het. Nu heeft de voeding het begeven, tenminste... read more »

Electronics (Polish)

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Jaki telewizor - proszę o radę

nowoczesnego. gdy w pomieszczeniu jest ciemno, konieczne jest pytam na grupie. Pozdrowienia read more »

Electronics (Swedish)

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Yamaha, cassetbandplayer Mod; KX - 260. read more »

Electronics (Danish)

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Beosound 3000

Hej Vi har et beosound 3000, som vi er meget glade for. n position. Asger read more »

Microcontrollers (Russian)

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Electronic Circuits (Russian)

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Electronics Hobby (Italian)

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batteria ioni litio 9V

ho visto su bangood batterie a ioni di litio sostitutive di quelle da 9V (ma mi pare ci siano anche da 1.5V) sembra che contengano una sola cella al litio con un modulo stepup (probabilmente ste... read more »