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Why are engineering sample CPUs illegal to sell?
Why are engineering sample CPUs illegal to sell? "Can I get engineering sample processors from Intel? Due to the pre-production nature of the engineering sample processors, they are generally only...
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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 Digikey, Mouser, Newark, Arrow, Octopart... Thanks. What are you looking...
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Max Frequency of SM 118A counter?
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. Mikek As I vaguely recall, none...
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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...
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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...
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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? Or some other small wheel (16 inches or less) hub motor? Thanks. Why not buy from...
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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..... My personal preference is for the light to be whiter. If the...
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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...
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How do you test a capacitor?
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...
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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 apparently...
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Ultrasonic Range Meter
Hi, I am trying to build an ultrasonic range meter using an AU5550 ( - 40 khz transducer. i am using the pic16f877a to send the 40 khz pulse to the transducer, 12v supply. -- I realise that i need to...
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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...
 
will shortening a soldering iron heating rod cause a problem?
I need to shorten the end of my solder iron so i have more control of direction and make it more like a pen.....can i cut it down so my fingers are nearer the tip without causing a problem.....thought...
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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...
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Questions in regard to Art of Electronics
Good choices on the gear. Sweep isn't crucial. You can always turn a knob by hand and plot a frequency response or something. I can't remember the last time I used sweep on a fungen. Fun stuff could...
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How to calibrate a volt meter?
I have a Radio Shack digital multimeter, and it seems to me that the DC volts shown for things like batteries may be reading a bit high. What kind of standard measurement could I make that would tell...
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electrical projects for diploma students and engg
i need some electrical projects . please send me any one. Good Luck! Rich "electrical OR electronic projects" - Google Search 1 Or NE1 :) Paul Solar Energy Generating Systems - Wikipedia Sorry no...
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Connector naming convention
What is a general term for a connector - any connector in common use, male or female - that's fitted at the end of a cable, to distinguish it from one that's mounted on a box or a pcb? "pawihte" **...
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Looking for Good FM Radio Reciever Kit
Hi all I am interested in building a FM Radio but cannot find a kit to construct. I am looking for a kit that has good selectivity on the FM band. Preferably one without any ICs but I can do with it...
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Difference between latch and buffer
Can any of you guys please comment on the following definitions which I think are right. Latch is something once enabled holds the value for infinite time as long has it has Vcc and ground...
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