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by GoingFastTurningLeft
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PARALLELING FIXED REGULATORS (SAFELY)
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

I remember a few months back I read in N&V that you should never hook up voltage regulators in parallel. They really don't like it, and they're always trying to balance each other out.
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: N&V article/series request - PLC's
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

I just started a job where one of the things I do is program PLC's. We use Allen Bradley PLC's and program them with Rockwell RSLogix. Thing is, I have no prior experience with PLC's, and they weren't expecting me to. They've had me do increasingly complicated tasks for training. As far as getting s...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little earth ground humor
Replies: 100
Views: 23288

How the heck did a thread about a dog pissing when it gets shocked get 99 replies spanning 7 pages? Not only that, but I'm seeing posts with ridiculous amounts of text. I'm not going to waste a fraction of the time reading what you've written that you took to write it in the first place. I'd be real...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 15
Views: 5650

I have never once heard a commentator use the phrase "and whatnot" :x

There's a huge difference between today's nascar and state fair pig contests.

"and whatnot" is a lower form of "et cetera" anyway.
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500,000 Volt Breaker
Replies: 9
Views: 3409

Watching Sulfur hexafluoride is an all day thing! A popular morning radio show around here had a "science day" where they had people from the Franklin Institute (philadelphia science museum) bring in some sulfur hexaflouride for a demonstration. They filled up balloons with it and then had the peop...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over 100 percent energy machine?
Replies: 59
Views: 11879

Also, since money is the root of all evil, it can also be used to quickly detect fraud or other crimes in progress in other ways too. For example, all we have to do is get a hold of Newmans electric bills for the past say 10 years (date today is 07/14/2007). If his electric usage went down signific...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hacking an iPhone with a Blender
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Chris Smith wrote:How bout a wood chipper?

Funny how Big Screens were the thing, now too tiny to see or use empties your wallet.

Less than 19" for the web is for hobbits.
Who needs a wood chipper when you have this blender?

Rake Handle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM94aorYVS4
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 Radios to One Speaker?
Replies: 70
Views: 15483

how in the world can you understand whats coming outof 6 radios at once ? Each scanner is dedicated to specific agency, and normally not all are active at the same time. At present, I use 6 external speakers. I'm just looking to conserve on space. If its a scanner... couldn't you just scan 6 preset...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Projection TV ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3179

i don;t even know if the shooting games work with flat lcd -plasma etc screens... part in i don't think they have a scan line that can be detected... The old style "phototransistor" technology (nintendo) light guns do not work with projection TV's. Not sure if they work with LCD but I'm 99% sure th...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Projection TV ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3179

I always thought that the reason to not use games on a rear projection TV was burn-in. Not so much nowadays, but a lot of older games would have bars at the top or bottom of the screen that would be there a majority of the time, and rear projection TV's were easier to damage this way rather than CRT...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air Powered Nonsense
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

You should go invent yourself a car that runs on B.S.
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NTSC S-Video signal levels
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Thanks a lot, i'll have to take a look at them. It looks like application notes are the way to go when you're trying to work with a new kind of signal, since it shows you what you're working with and how to do it. I found an application note from Maxim about some op-amp or something that discussed A...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NTSC S-Video signal levels
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

NTSC S-Video signal levels

The LCD panel in my D.I.Y. projector has a contrast control but no brightness control. It runs off Composite NTSC. I crank up the contrast and the brights are OK, but dark scenes get "lost". What I figure I could do is use the S-video output of the equipment I'm using with it. Take the Luma (Y) chan...
by GoingFastTurningLeft
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atmel or FPGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 2995

Atmel makes the AVR series of microcontrollers... I just got into them after getting an EE degree, fun things to play around with. Real cheap too... All the software needed to design and program is free, you can build your own parallel port programmer for a couple bucks, and the AVR's themselves are...