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by Yerry
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My moment of fame!
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Wow. . . A project that 1) interests me, 2) uses stuff I have, and 3) I can afford to do. Gotta be a rule against that, right? especially #2-- so many times a project requires you to write to some place in Australia that has the last 2000 ever made. Really nice job on BOTH the project and the webpage.
by Yerry
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obscure ICs
Replies: 15
Views: 4725

I was going to look up the area code, but you already called. . . Dallas.

FYI, I use this area club lookup site a lot:

http://www.mmiworld.com/telephone.htm
by Yerry
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: voltage drop question??
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

With the need for transient surpression being so pervasive, due to just about everything being digital nowadays, I've been coming across a LOT of solenoids and relays that have snubber diodes already connected, deep inside the coil. Something to keep in mind. However, your voltage drop (.2V ?) is a ...
by Yerry
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atmel or FPGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

Go Here:

http://moderndevice.com/

It's a very inexpensive version of an Atmel-based uP board that was featured on MAKE magazine. It's a kit, but if your brother is an EE student HE CAN DO PUT THIS TOGETHER.[/b]
by Yerry
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disgusting!
Replies: 17
Views: 4992

Would they? You know as well as everyone else that the board was recently cleared out. Don't let the difference between "posts like that aren't here any more" with "posts like that were never made" confuse you-- or something to hide behind.
by Yerry
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disgusting!
Replies: 17
Views: 4992

Odd. . . Anyone besides me recall a certain someone here (posting on THIS thread!) who two years ago or so posted a series of highly inflammatory posts, filled with, ahem, "alternative lifestyle oriented" insults? I wouldn't be surprised if the spambots zeroed in on those posts and started all of th...
by Yerry
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keyboard Emulator
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

that's what i did: I bought a used keyboard or a buck. opened it up, and kept onlt the circuit board and oroginal cable connection. I set up two sets of solder lugs taht I attached to each line from the circuit board's IC taht DIDN"T connect to resistors, V+, GND, clock, etc-- these werejust lines g...
by Yerry
Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: November issue arrived today!
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

November issue arrived today!

Interesting string of vacuum-tube subject articles (centennial of the vacuum tube). Although N&V articles have a tendency to add a lot of "fluff" and "joy and happiness" nonsense to articles, particularly in the beginning, an article in this issue entitled "Stand Alone DDS Unit" jumps right into the...
by Yerry
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio Shack fires person with experience in Electronics
Replies: 23
Views: 7511

Sorry, but in the work world, it's what the boss thinks that counts. As a former RS employee, SALES COUNT. You make X dollars per hour, plus commission, and they expect Y in sales. Don't make that X:Y ratio, you're gone. As for "knowing electronics", I knew from day one that my experience didn't cou...
by Yerry
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bulb of the Future
Replies: 58
Views: 11731

Woth CFL's, I can light up my entire apartment quite brightly and use under 125 watts to do so. Working life is so predictable that they die in the order they were installed. However, two went (in 6 years) with a horrendous stench and acrid smoke. I tried two 3-way bulbs about tyhree years ago; both...
by Yerry
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: March Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

March Issue

Arrived today (3/2)!

Some good constructiona rticles-- 2-bit I/O via serial port, amalog msic synth, and a few other things.
by Yerry
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercury and Health Concerns
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: Mercury and Health Concerns

I used to use the Radio Shack "Red" batteries in my DX radios because their RF impedance improved AMDX. When the FTC ordered all Mercury out of batteries, RS couldn't sell the Reds any more. Mercury causes two main issues: heavy industry putting the stuff in water for the fish to eat, and direct exp...
by Yerry
Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammonium Persulfate disposal
Replies: 84
Views: 18208

Re: Ammonium Persulfate disposal

You can sure tell which answers are sincere and which ones are pure BS.
by Yerry
Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subscription problems
Replies: 18
Views: 6331

Re: Subscription problems

You need to remember that subscription problems aren't taken care of "here".
by Yerry
Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Fair
Replies: 8
Views: 1989

Re: Science Fair

I judge science fairs, and I don't fall for "dadbuilts". I grill the kids on what they know. In fact, I found out two yeras ago that one of my nicknames was "The Bald Executioner". There are basically two types of presentations, an explanatory demonstration, and a full walk-through of Scientific Met...