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by haklesup
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television Conundrum.......
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: Television Conundrum.......

Now......... Should I fix the vertical problem, and try selling or giving it away? :? Seriously, do you really think Anyone wants it? Even in perfect condition. It probably takes 5X more electricity to run than an equivalent LCD never mind the space it takes up. Do you really need to pay to recycle...
by haklesup
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 90
Views: 6823

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

Windows CE never really caught on, it did worse than Windows Phones which is what it turned into. It was used for transitional mobile devices (that period when all our seperate devices were migrating into our smart phones). I had a GPS map device that used it and it was real fun to Jailbreak and get...
by haklesup
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 90
Views: 6823

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

In 82 I worked for a small appliance store and one day was sitting in the Sony repair center lobby waiting to pick up a repaired TV for a client. In walks a man who came to reclaim his broken WM-1 Walkman. It was explained to him what was wrong and that it was going to be a very expensive repair (I ...
by haklesup
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Potentiometer - Eureka Moment
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Potentiometer - Eureka Moment

I suppose you are talking about a 10-Turn Pot with a mechanical Counting Dial? You can know the value as a function of dial setting but you probably need to create a calibration curve and use it to lookup the value. If you always use a pot as a voltage divider where very little current flows through...
by haklesup
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ok,, New Project time,,,
Replies: 31
Views: 3288

Re: ok,, New Project time,,,

I think using pressure alone to determine the Volume of the tank is always going to have limitations since the gas is probably more elastic at low pressure than at high pressure, the entire function is probably non linear but linear enough in the 5 to 75% range that it works good enough for a BBQ ta...
by haklesup
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something Wrong with Coupling Capacitor
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Something Wrong with Coupling Capacitor

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Class-A-regulator-HIFI-tuning-board-5532-fever-front-2-0-tuner-upgrade-power-amplifierS-FINISHED/32823382970.html Are you talking about those two big orange caps 3.3uF, 100V. Are you sure the are in series and used for decoupling. A schematic of the board and a block ...
by haklesup
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sorry, could not resist to post...
Replies: 27
Views: 3813

Re: Sorry, could not resist to post...

I guess I missed the joke, all the links above are now dead ends.
by haklesup
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resistor Color Codes
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Resistor Color Codes

But how does an idea get from paper to 1000000 units produced by robot? You do not set up a robot assembly line for a one-off prototype. Then there are short run eqiupments where robot assembly may not make sense. And, even on mass produced items they probably go with color coded axial leads for a ...
by haklesup
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resistor Color Codes
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Resistor Color Codes

A fan I see :) , Not my fault, this guy gives good reasons, I can think of more. https://www.quora.com/Are-Chinese-using-a-different-color-code-for-electronic-resistors I looked in the play store and I was wrong, While there are many resistor color code calculators, there were few scanners or reader...
by haklesup
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 90
Views: 6823

Re: Odd commercial Products.........

Forget about Underwear hackers, this guy's got our backs (or whatever) https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmdxnj/meet-brad-the-guy-keeping-your-vibrator-safe-from-hackers I like the toast printer, Inspired by Jesus Toast no doubt, perfect for Christmas. Now I just need a 3D printer to make Cheese do...
by haklesup
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resistor Color Codes
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Resistor Color Codes

Many, maybe Most modern resistors (leaded types) are now marked with a numerical code. Don't you think color codes are almost obsolete? In any case, there are apps if your eyes aren't up to he task. I always had trouble because color shades vary from maker to maker and background colors also make th...
by haklesup
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ok,, New Project time,,,
Replies: 31
Views: 3288

Re: ok,, New Project time,,,

Here is the datasheet, its a bit old school and doesn't contain many application examples. http://pdf.datasheetcatalog.com/datasheet/intersil/fn1080.pdf The high and low inputs are pretty much a differential amp input high impedance. I suppose you could ground the neg imput and operate it single end...
by haklesup
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 90
Views: 6823

Re: Odd commercial Products.........

I see, I thought it predicted #2 too I can see a market for certain medical conditions and toddlers (who wouldn't leave it on anyway) maybe elderly with dementia but healthy people especially that skinny young model shouldn't need one. Get ready, Cell phone accessory makers are poised to convince us...
by haklesup
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 90
Views: 6823

Re: Odd commercial Products.........

Well, if you can stick one on your kids before you go on a road trip so you don't have to stop in the first 10 miles.... Haha

Seriously, how does it work?
by haklesup
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 90
Views: 6823

Re: Odd commercial Products.........

The world is littered with Obsolete Digital cameras but ones that tried to hold onto film technology a bit too long really missed the bus. The film companies just couldn't transform into technology companies fast enough. Refrigerators with internet aren't really taking over the world either, in orde...