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by joey7f
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice! B.SEE or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 3974

Re: Need advice! B.SEE or not?

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> Joey7F: Does this mean that someone finally recognizes the "1138" bit <hr></blockquote><p>Yes it does ;) <p>I should have gone by Joey327<p> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</fon...
by joey7f
Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice! B.SEE or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 3974

Re: Need advice! B.SEE or not?

I wanted to disagree with Engineer1138 (great name btw) when he said that your technician background won't be of much help in the classroom. I totally disagree with that. In my Electronics I class, the guys in the military who did tech work, or those that did so in the private sector always seemed t...
by joey7f
Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice! B.SEE or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 3974

Re: Need advice! B.SEE or not?

EE is a good field no doubt about it. Your technical /practical background will put you in a position of definite advantage. I have little-to-no practical experience (which I am trying rectify with the help of this forum) and it makes theory harder to grasp.<p>If you decide to do it, I highly HIGHLY...
by joey7f
Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does everyone do?
Replies: 31
Views: 6761

Re: What does everyone do?

<<Basically I assist the engineers with design, providing input from a "technician's" point of view. I am amazed at how some of the initial designs would be impossible for a repairman to fix. Of course, many engineers don't think their design will never break!!! Right.>><p>We also tend to think we k...
by joey7f
Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impedance match circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: Impedance match circuit

Hi David,<p>My guess is you do not have to design an impedance matching network. If you are using a function/signal generator, the 50 ohm input (which does seem odd to me as well, though I did not spend much time looking at it) is probably reasonably well matched already. <p>What are you inputing in...
by joey7f
Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does everyone do?
Replies: 31
Views: 6761

Re: What does everyone do?

I am a 4th year EE student. When I have worked in the summer, it has been in a testing environment for network and software projects.<p>I am just now finding EE really interesting, before it was just mostly interesting, because I am able to do stuff with it. Solving problems is okay, but give me a c...
by joey7f
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I want a counter?
Replies: 17
Views: 3596

Re: Do I want a counter?

217 leds is crazyness... I like it ;) <p>Is that all off of one supply? I was thinking of making a binary clock easier to read by using multiple colors. 1 red 2 yellow 4 green 8 blue etc<p>The propeller clock is definitely cool. I guy made one for a senior design two years ago but I would not mind m...
by joey7f
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project for interested 10 yr old
Replies: 28
Views: 4836

Re: Project for interested 10 yr old

Caesar, <p>If you check out paul's last link for the class ab amp, if you "duplicate" the last stage (the ones with the BD140/141) you can increase the power. I have a friend who made a 500 watt Class AB Amp doing just that; it sounds fantastic. I assume you want a small portable one right? If he is...
by joey7f
Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I want a counter?
Replies: 17
Views: 3596

Re: Do I want a counter?

Thanks for all of your input everyone!<p>I am thinking of making this my electronic project for next semester then upgrading it in my senior design by syncing it remotely via an ntp server. That would be cool!<p>--Joey
by joey7f
Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I want a counter?
Replies: 17
Views: 3596

Re: Do I want a counter?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/ <p>The binary clock I want to build is like this, so I don't need a seven segment display.<p>The crystal is an interesting idea. What is the best way to build a squarewave oscillator that is controlled in by a crystal? The first thing I thought of i...
by joey7f
Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I want a counter?
Replies: 17
Views: 3596

Do I want a counter?

Hi everyone,<p>I have done a bit of googling and have not had my question satisfied.<p>I want to use a 555 timer to build a binary clock without microprocessors. I think counters work like this, when it receives a high input, the pin representing "1" goes high. The next cycle makes pin 2 go high, so...