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by sylvestercat
Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is there a tree of knowldege for the woefully ignorant s
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: is there a tree of knowldege for the woefully ignorant s

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Russ Kincaid: This site should be helpful: http://www.twysted-pair.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html#MENU <hr></blockquote><p>A confession....<p> This computer on this desk is a Mac. I don't like Wintel m...
by sylvestercat
Sun Jan 19, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 36
Views: 6646

Re: Electric Vehicles

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Dean Huster: Little personal electric vehiles would be a lot of fun to experiment with. Lots of technology involved. But for some reason, there sure are a lot of folks who think that all-electric c...
by sylvestercat
Sun Jan 19, 2003 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 36
Views: 6646

Re: Electric Vehicles

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Joseph Meisenhelder: Because of the range problem, I have been looking into the hybrid concept. Problem is, fuel cells are not feasible yet and decent gasoline engines are too big. I am considering...
by sylvestercat
Sun Jan 19, 2003 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is there a tree of knowldege for the woefully ignorant s
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

is there a tree of knowldege for the woefully ignorant s

I just started haunting this area, and most of the conversation is way over my head. Is there a sort of perian spring that I could visit that would answer things like basic vocabulary questions? Like what is a stamp? The ones I get at the post office have pictures of famous people or important histo...
by sylvestercat
Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much voltage is needed to move a big solinoid?
Replies: 2
Views: 727

How much voltage is needed to move a big solinoid?

I was looking at a catalog, and they had a home alarm kit with a key pad.<p>In this neighborhood, an alarm would not be any use, as no one would hear it. I do have a problem with missplacing keys, however. I like the looks of the thing, and I was wondering if it would be possible (long time down the...
by sylvestercat
Wed Jan 15, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uncle Sam is watching!
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Uncle Sam is watching!

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by wayne:
http://users.chartertn.net/tonytemplin/ ... index.html<p>Just when you thought it was safe on the web... :cool: <hr></blockquote><p>I see.... Very interesting
by sylvestercat
Sun Jan 12, 2003 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost with a new toy
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: lost with a new toy

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Greybie: If that was like some I have assembled it has taper springs to put into holes. And yes it is frustrating to assemble the componets on the bottom side. Seems like I used ofset needle nosed ...
by sylvestercat
Sun Jan 12, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost with a new toy
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: lost with a new toy

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by newguy:
Are you required to solder the componants to the springs??<hr></blockquote><p>Thank god, no. Just push the components into the springs.<p> :p
by sylvestercat
Sun Jan 12, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost with a new toy
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

lost with a new toy

Hi!<p>My sister got my son (eight) a "Fun with electronics" kit from Dorlling Kindersly. It is basicly a cardboard box, some loose components, some springs, and a very interestng instruction book.<p>The first step in playing with this toy is to attach the components on the bottom of the box to the s...