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by JohnCollier
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Reader Projects
Topic: My Christmas Can Light Dimmer
Replies: 13
Views: 7403

Re: My Christmas Can Light Dimmer

I just read this article and was all charged up to post a rant here but I see Len beat me to it. I find it absolutely unbelievable that this made it all the way through the publication process. I realize they don't have the staff or expertise to ensure that articles meet all applicable codes, but a ...
by JohnCollier
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reliable breadboard connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Reliable breadboard connections

Just a follow-up in case anyone's interested. Here's what I ended up doing... right-angle male header with pluggable screw terminal block. Works pretty good IMHO.

Thanks for the suggestions but since this was being tested at customer's site I didn't want to solder anything on the ends of his wires.
by JohnCollier
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reliable breadboard connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Reliable breadboard connections

Basic question: how do you make reliable connections to a solderless breadboard from off-board components? I have a load cell and a pot which both have very small gauge stranded wire, so I can't just push the wire down into the breadboard hole as you can usually do with solid wire. Ideally I'd like ...
by JohnCollier
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Nuts & Volts Magazine Discussions
Topic: Sep 2011: Circuit board Assembly Jig - John D. Collier
Replies: 3
Views: 3154

Re: Sep 2011: Circuit board Assembly Jig - John D. Collier

[What follows is part of an email response I sent to Bob.] To answer your main question, yes the text and diagrams should be detailed enough to fabricate the entire jig. In my experience, most machine shops aren't interested in small jobs like this. However, if you have a recommendation for a partic...