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Ten 860v Electric Eels Wire Themselves In Series

January 17, 2021, 5:09 pm

For The First Time, Electric Eels Have Been Seen Hunting And Zapping Prey as a Group https://www.sciencealert.com/for-the-first-time-electric-eels-have-been-recorded-hunting-in-a-shoal/amp Maybe not... Read more »

AI "Low Class" Recognition App At Playstore

January 10, 2021, 6:08 pm

Could AI ID a particular Low Class look? Absokookely! Probably spot a tRUMPin a mile away. Use it at bars, etc. to eliminate the bouncer. Trump was more upset that Capitol mob looked ?low class? ... Read more »

Full wave rectified source for DC motor

January 6, 2021, 3:29 pm

I need a sanity check - I think I understand, but there's doubt. If I rectify AC with a bridge and use the full-wave output to power a DC motor, it's not the same as using pure DC. There is an AC... Read more »

Even After Musk Tried To Dump Tesla the Market for EVs Was So Overwhelming ...

January 5, 2021, 7:16 pm

Earlier last year B-H dumped airline stocks because no one was calling up for a loan. Buffet/Munger figgered that if the executives had no faith in the industry . . . Now we found out one of the wo... Read more »

Why So Many Products With Poorly Designed Parts Still Do the Job

January 5, 2021, 9:06 am

At first you wonder how they got the difficult part correct and screwed up the easy part. The parts that fall apart aren't really necessary so you can still use the thing. Often it is better stripp... Read more »

Cheap Chinese rubbish

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January 2, 2021, 4:55 pm

An LED striplight. After 1 month, BANG! A puff of smoke and a hole blown in the side of it. What I think used to be an inductor has exploded with enough force to rupture the casing. Funny thing i... Read more »

Remote On Switch for Devices

December 21, 2020, 4:03 am

I don't want to have to be there to turn on the cam. Instead it needs to be turned on by a relay. If necessary I will invade the flip flop on off switch but I'm pretty sure they have figgered out a... Read more »

Rope Light Circuit

December 14, 2020, 3:55 pm

The sealed-up-in-plastic power supply comes with the plug, 110v U.S. or 220 v EU. On a 110 v AC U. S. plug the output appears to be 110 v DC and 220 AC on a volt meter. The LED part of the rope ... Read more »

Power Routing Switch

December 7, 2020, 2:36 am

Working on a gadget that uses a 12 volt motor (10 amp peak) and misc electr onics running on lower voltages. It is powered from an external PSU like a laptop supply, but 12 volts. There is also ... Read more »

EV Stocks On Fire

November 30, 2020, 4:08 am

https://www.barrons.com/articles/tesla-xpeng-other-ev-stocks-are-on-fire-this-is-why-51605901707 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Electronic parts sites

I am looking for sites that sell electronic components. I have Jameco, but they don't have a lot of components. Thanks, Andy Read more »


UCANDO videos

If anyone has any old ucando videos on the subject of AC or DC or power supplies or amplifiers or any basic stuff and you want to sell them, at a resonable used price, I'd be interested. I'm just ... Read more »