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April 20, 2018, 3:33 pm

That's right, in between the spam. Everything after this post is post the latest batch of spam, and everything before is...before. Read more »

(plastic) optical fibre


April 8, 2018, 12:05 pm

Hi, I want to learn a more and experiment with optical fibre, especially for communication. Does somebody here have any experience with this (at a hobbyist level)? There seams to exist a kit ca... Read more »

Torque Vs Speed curve of the Stepper motor


April 4, 2018, 4:31 pm

Hi, Does torque vs speed curve tell anything about the acceleration and deceleration characteristics of a stepper motor? Farah Read more »

Psu for valves


March 30, 2018, 5:09 pm

I wish to experiment with valves (or tubes, if you prefer) and I shall begin by building a power supply. What voltages (at what currents) should it supply? Where may I find circuits? Naturally... Read more »

mystery tool


March 25, 2018, 12:16 am

In a hardware store, I saw a rectangular bar, 10 long, with two through holes, labeled MAGNETIZE and DEMAGNETIZE. Presumably it has a battery compartment, though I didn't check. What's inside?... Read more »

Even Tesla Missed This Low Hanging Fruit Calculation


March 24, 2018, 3:25 am

Apparently there are some really basic [no brainer] calculations that everyone somehow missed. I can't say anything because I missed it as well even though I knew for years they were looking at fl... Read more »

Power for DC motor controller


March 5, 2018, 7:40 pm

I bought one of these 24v DC motor controllers: https://www.ebay.com/itm/311703088756 It came with zero documentation. I found the basic connections on the web, but nothing else. My question he... Read more »

Old Uneducated Me Again, Transistor Circuit


March 5, 2018, 8:04 am

I have designed and built a few things that worked. But I always used the s ledge hammer approach when it comes to impedance. I made the output impedan ce of the stage much lower than the input imp... Read more »

Are Brushless Hub Motors External Rotor Relunctance?


March 2, 2018, 4:33 am

Don't want to google this one. Read more »

wiping contact on aluminum


February 27, 2018, 9:25 pm

I need to bleed static out of a moving aluminum structure. I have a springy aluminum tongue (flashing) wiping on an aluminum arm (flat stock 1). Continuity is good to start with but after a year or ... 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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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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Max Frequency of SM 118A counter?

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Anyone know the maximum frequency of a Heathkit SM-118A? I have been all over Google with little luck. One guy said it would go to 1 GHz maybe 2 GHz, I don't think so. ... 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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Satellite radio - radio validation


I'm curious, can someone provide a simple several paragraph, basic explanation of how satellite radio authentication works? eg. If the radio is only a receiver and I cancel my subscription how does ... 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 »