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by VernGraner
Mon May 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?
Replies: 20
Views: 3385

Re: Why is there no way to contact the Administrator?

Probably the best one to get in touch with is Vern Graner. I checked my personal messages on here and didn't see anything. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ For what its worth, I rarely have time to come to this forum anymore. Sean Lemieux is the admin here now for day to day. You can always contact the Nuts and Volts Off...
by VernGraner
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remote Control Light Dimmer
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Remote Control Light Dimmer

To recap: Looking to build/buy portable remote control light dimmer(s) for 750W without breaking the bank; X10 protocol I would reccomend that you have a look at wireless DMX systems. A good place to start is parts express: http://www.parts-express.com/Search.aspx?keyword=wireless%20dmx&sitesearch=...
by VernGraner
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CID logger
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: CID logger

[quote="jimandy"]I want a gadget that lets me log caller ID's. I want to accumulate a list that can be loaded into a spreadsheet and sorted. I am trying to get stats on the numbers (and names when present).[ /quote] Seems simplest way to do this would be to connect a PC Modem to your phone line and ...
by VernGraner
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Some Feedback Please...
Replies: 9
Views: 3027

Re: Need Some Feedback Please...

spackler wrote:I'm thinking of creating a website to teach electronics, but am not sure what people need to know about or how to structure it.
Ever consider *writing* for a magazine as a way to teach electronics..? :grin: get in touch with me and we can talk if you like :smile:

Vern
by VernGraner
Tue May 03, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Demise of telephone landline
Replies: 24
Views: 3768

Re: Demise of telephone landline

Guess I'm spoiled speed-wise. :) I work from home so rely on high speed Internet. Here's a speed test I just ran about 5 mins ago :grin: Of course, I am supposed to be on their "ultimate" plan with speeds up to 300mbps, maybe I should complain about the speed..? :cool: http://www.parbench.com/pics/S...
by VernGraner
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How difficult it is for hobbyist to work with SMD packages?
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: How difficult it is for hobbyist to work with SMD packag

This topic is being discussed right now as it was brought up in our weekly newsletter. Take a look at the discussion here:

http://www.nutsvolts.com/newsletters/newsletter-47

Some good stuff in there. :)

Vern
by VernGraner
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Demise of telephone landline
Replies: 24
Views: 3768

Re: Demise of telephone landline

The phone company is raising the charges for copper connectivity. Landline + DSL lite is now a costly $66. Landline service is getting almost expensive as cell service. Has the problem affected you, and how have you coped? The web of landlines on the telephone poles has always been reliable, the ph...
by VernGraner
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Nuts& Volts Website is live!
Replies: 1
Views: 719

New Nuts& Volts Website is live!

Hey Folks! Just a quick note to let you know that, after quite a bit of time and effort, our new Nuts & Volts website is online now! The new site is cleaner, brighter and more streamlined. Additionally, it is mobile device friendly so you should be able to navigate around on your favorite portable d...
by VernGraner
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV Sound Circuitry
Replies: 5
Views: 2332

Re: TV Sound Circuitry

Thanks for clarification Vern. If I read you right, you are saying: 1) Head phone jack has its own demodulator (digital to analog) and audio amp. 2) Sound bar takes audio (in digital form) from a different location in the sound chain. 3) Sound bar then performs the basic tasks as the TV headset jac...
by VernGraner
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV Sound Circuitry
Replies: 5
Views: 2332

Re: TV Sound Circuitry

Does the opto coupled audio for sound bars come from the same location as the head phone audio? The answers is tricky as it seems to be both YES and NO depending upon how you look at it. :smile: To explain- By necessity, the headphones audio out is analog. It would be created by decoding the digita...
by VernGraner
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self entertaining, entertainment system!
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Self entertaining, entertainment system!

they say "It may be a WiFi issue" In any diagnostics, reduction of variables is the key. :smile: I would start by doing some google searches for your TV model number and the symptoms see if someone else has had the problem and solved it. Replicate their solve or add to their thread. :) You can also...
by VernGraner
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keurig K2 work around
Replies: 17
Views: 3852

Re: Keurig K2 work around

Just a quick note to posters that we should try and stay on the topic stated in the subject line of the original post. If you have something to add about the "Keurig K2 work around" those posts are fine here.. if they are about other devices or other subjects, you should place those in a separate, n...
by VernGraner
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Nuts & Volts Magazine Discussions
Topic: BUILD THE RETRO REGEN RADIO
Replies: 19
Views: 5138

Re: BUILD THE RETRO REGEN RADIO

CeaSaR wrote: I can't find my copy of that article to see what the coil should be...
Does this help?

http://nutsvolts.texterity.com/nutsvolt ... pg=26#pg26

:)

Vern
by VernGraner
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: Telephones.....Some Still Left!
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

Re: Telephones

Lenp wrote:((394 views and 0 responses tells me the true story)) :???:
Could be that you didn't post pictures..? :cool:

Vern