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by jbsteele
Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHITE LED FLASHLIGHT
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: WHITE LED FLASHLIGHT

I found an interesting flashlight at the Goodwill for 99cents that would make a nice LED conversion. It's got 4 AA cells, in a '2x2 cluster'. The thing is made of 2 telecsoping plastic tubes. The inner one is translucent and has a conventional flashlight type of reflector/lens attached. When the two...
by jbsteele
Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular Electronics Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 12572

Re: Popular Electronics Magazine

BTW, Carl & Jerry fans can find a few of the stories online here:
http://home.gwi.net/~jdebell/pe/cj/cnjindex.htm<p> :roll:
by jbsteele
Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular Electronics Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 12572

Re: Popular Electronics Magazine

I had one really old issue of N&V from back in 93 I think. It was almost all ads, except for a single project. They used to hand out freebies of the large-format issues (a couple months old) at the computer shows. I never subscribed since they were too big for my apartment mailbox. The local booksto...
by jbsteele
Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular Electronics Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 12572

Re: Popular Electronics Magazine

Jolly Roger spake: <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> And how many remember the old Carl and Jerry stories? These were before my time but because of a nice neighbor, I got to read most of them. <hr></blockquote><p>I remember those stories also.. they w...
by jbsteele
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular Electronics Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 12572

Re: Popular Electronics Magazine

I've been doing this sort of CD archiving for some of my old magazines. A friend of mine found me slightly broken scanner with an auto document feeder. It's fairly easy to slice the spine off the magazine and run it through the scanner. I've been storing them as 150dpi jpegs. That's probably too low...
by jbsteele
Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 36
Views: 8658

Re: Electric Vehicles

Someone mentioned earlier that the electric car just moves the polution to another place... well that it a Good Thing. :-) It's saner to concentrate the problem at one central plant where it can be dealt with by professionals than scatter it around among thousands of cars haphazardly maintained. See...