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by CeaSaR
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAT IZZ IT?
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: WAT IZZ IT?

Dac, Not quite, but the last one you show on the right (the flat paddle) looks like an attachment that was in a kit for some sort of, I think, Infrared heat massager thing my parents had back in the day. No idea how old it was back when I was a kid, but it had a cloth covered electric cord, so it ha...
by CeaSaR
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAT IZZ IT?
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: WAT IZZ IT?

A bit of a stretch - have you ever watched "The Road To Wellville"? Great comedy about the Kellogg Sanitarium around the turn of the 20th century when Electricity was THE thing to cure all manner of ills. With that as background, my guess is that the circuit sets up enough of a magnetic field that e...
by CeaSaR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not-A-Fuse fuse?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Not-A-Fuse fuse?

For some ideas, look on XrayTonyB's YouTube channel. His recent video, https://youtu.be/aIdVdDziOCs , shows the electronic circuit breaker he built, based on Glasslinger's design, around 21 minutes in. You can go back about a year (2019 +- ) and find the build.
by CeaSaR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not-A-Fuse fuse?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Not-A-Fuse fuse?

Look into the way a programmable power supply works. The kind where you can set both voltage and current.
by CeaSaR
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 64
Views: 19934

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

Micro Center was the last place I had seen N&V in a physical form. It's been a while though...
by CeaSaR
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 64
Views: 19934

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

Times are tough for N&V, and scads of other companies in kazillions of other industries; partially due to COVID-19, and in part due to global competition. I have been writing the "NEXTION" articles (as of this post, Part 4 was published) for N&V, and have enjoyed reading numerous articles for a cou...
by CeaSaR
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

If you can download and put process-explorer onto a USB stick, try to run it. No install needed as it is a standalone program. It's like Task Manager on steriods. I've been using it for years, from Win98 on up. That will at least give you a really good look at all programs and services that are runn...
by CeaSaR
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

Just a bit of perspective. This is what, almost 10 years old, running Win7? How hard has it been used? Have you ever reseated any of the connectors? Is it running on just the power supply or have you been able to consistently be able to replace/rebuild the battery? HDD health and free space, has it ...
by CeaSaR
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making PCBs at Home
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Making PCBs at Home

You're welcome. Just a note, the playlist I supplied shows methods with commonly available household products and usually paper that you would throw away or recycle. It's really low cost and very easily obtainable. The only thing truly needed would be a laser printer, and you can get a b/w one for u...
by CeaSaR
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making PCBs at Home
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Making PCBs at Home

I do see that. Obviously, a scan would be required, especially for the ones he posted.
by CeaSaR
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making PCBs at Home
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Making PCBs at Home

If you check the Playlist I linked above, there are some methods that involve "everyday" chemicals to do the job. Some don't even require heat or an iron/laminator. As long as "you" use a laser printer to make the copies / prints, it should work well.
by CeaSaR
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with analog VU meters
Replies: 25
Views: 6698

Re: Help with analog VU meters

Been trying to listen to LOVRadio for the past month or 3 and I do believe they are "off the air". Bummer, since they played a lot of good music that you don't hear all that often. (Oh, and the commercials were a treat!) ModRob, if you are still on here, would you comment? I can't find the contact #...
by CeaSaR
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making PCBs at Home
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Making PCBs at Home

Here's a few videos in a playlist.
by CeaSaR
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD File Question
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: CAD File Question

Lenp wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:41 am
We've reached the technology pinnacle.
The only thing that is compatible, is incompatibility!
Yes it is!
No it isn't!
(Thank you Monty Python!)
by CeaSaR
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD File Question
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: CAD File Question

Glad you found something that worked, for the most part. There's always a glitch when you convert from one format to another, regardless of origination or destination. Yeah, it's rough when you have to work with non-CAD formats in CAD. Heck, it's even rough when you have to work with someone else's ...