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Sayonara, Eagle


January 19, 2017, 6:06 pm

So, I got an email from Autodesk announcing that Eagle is now software-as-a-service, with the pro version renting for $65 per month per seat. Sayonara, Eagle. Too bad. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- D... Read more »

It's hard to filter a spike,


January 19, 2017, 12:41 am

This comes out of my weird 60 Hz pickup thread on sed. It seems like a basic thing, hence SEB. I've got a Fet gate drive that couples, via a common cable into a signal line. (C_couple ~= 10-100p... Read more »

Unfamiliar FET and capicitor schematic symbols


January 10, 2017, 4:05 pm

In the simplified schematic for the Analog Devices AD825 there are two symb ols I haven't seen before. One of them is an FET symbol and the other is a capacitor. These can be seen in Figure 32 on ... Read more »

How is one volt defined?


December 31, 2016, 2:00 pm

Just curious about it. Does every country have its own devices to calibrate one volt in meters? -- @~@ Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!! / v Simplicity is B... Read more »

Dielectric Grease


December 24, 2016, 7:19 am

I had a poorly soldered wire acting up. I smeared some Permatex tune up grease on it and it solved the problem. It doesn't seem to be a good conductor except when 2 metal contacts coated with it ac... Read more »

16000-DPI mouse... how could I sense the power?


December 23, 2016, 12:25 pm

How could I feel the difference between a 16000 DPI mouse and cheap ones? Graphic design? CAD/CAM? ????16,000 DPI 16??LED ThunderX3 TM40 ?????? Source: https://www.hkepc.com/14701/%E6%94%AF%E6... Read more »

Lumen / $ Ratio Up to 800 With Dollar Tree LEDs


December 22, 2016, 2:14 am

Admittedly this ratio isn't as famous as earnings/dividend but . . . Bret Cahill Read more »

Tube (valve) amp really works!

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December 16, 2016, 8:42 pm

Some time back I posted a question or two about this tube headphone amp: http://oatleyelectronics.com/files/K272X.pdf . Anyway, I built the thing and while it did amplify it did not seem to color t... Read more »

Re: [OT] Play tic-tac-toe using e-Letters or i-Letters!


December 10, 2016, 3:29 pm

You should start in the corner, not the center. Read more »

Impurities in isopropanol sold as electronics cleaner?


December 5, 2016, 1:58 pm

In the US, it's fairly easy to find 70% isopropanol sold for use as a topical antiseptic & such. In the UK, it's harder to find, but I can buy 100% isopropanol as electronics cleaner & dilute it t... Read more »

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Soldering Copper to Phosphor Bronze


Does anyone know if soldering copper wire to Phosphor-Bronze make a solid and reliable electrical connection? Would it make much of a difference if the copper wire is stranded or solid? If there is a... Read more »

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Software for PIC 16F876


Hello, I want to built a simple datalogger with a PIC 16F876, and found a nice schema on the net. My problem: te software (source) is written in C, but i need a hex files to program the PIC processor... Read more »

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Where to buy a small wheel hub motor?


Specifically, where can I buy a high quality small wheel hub motor (with wheel) like the one used for powered Trikkes? http://www.trikke.com/hd_2/Refurbished-Trikkes/Tribred-E-Kit-Upgrade http://www... Read more »

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12V -> 4.8V linear dc/dc step down


Hello, I need a 12V (car) to 4.8V DC power converter. Tight budget, low energy consumption. Even though it's inefficient, a linear step down converter would work. I'm looking for a circuit design. ... Read more »

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Need a circuit (220v to 12) low current.


Hi great forum :) i need a circuit to convert the 220v AC to 12v DC , but without coils (i have no experience in coils ;) ) i saw a circuit many months ago using a capacitor and some other parts i ... Read more »

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Best Light for reading?


When choosing a Flourescent Bulb for a Task Light what is the best for reading.......my choices are 2700 Kelvin, 3000, 3500, or 4100..... Read more »

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Questions in regard to Art of Electronics


I recently started teaching myself electronics in my spare time with the help of The Art of Electronics and its student manual. I have worked my way through the first chapters, but I have some questi... Read more »

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How do you test a capacitor?

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Just bought a generator and it failed within two hours of usage. Mfg. say maybe capacitor and will ship a new one. But am not sure. I have a voltmeter with capacitor readings. Know how to test for re... Read more »

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Thought experiment-will this work?


I think I pretty much understand how induction motors work. A typical single phase motor has a start winding that is approximately in quadrature electrically to the run winding. This provides the p... Read more »

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HC08 development under Linux


I've always been singularly impressed by the people who can make lights blink and robots roll and whatnot. I've been trying a foray into that world for about a month now on and off with the apparen... Read more »