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Rising chip prices are OK
They are still a good bargain
Friday, 28 May 2021 - 02:43
Magnet spots big trouble
  I've been working on something on/off for a while & have used a number of "Dupont" jumpers (against my common sense to just solder wires!!).   Noticed ...
Sunday, 18 April 2021 - 08:27
spi ideas for dual byte
I am upgrading a mega88 board to rcv some rather slow spi data (rcv as a slave, nothing needs sent).  The data has this protocol, from another device sending a...
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 16:46
AVR ISPMKII and tiny 808?
I have a genuine ISPMKII programmer. Does the ISPMKII support the tiny808 with UPDI?  I don't believe so, but want to check whether there is an update to allow...
Friday, 19 February 2021 - 16:21
Formed PCB and fan
  I had a bad fan & took it apart, thinking I might claim the ring magnet (it's pretty strong).   I was impressed at the complexity of the assembly....
Friday, 1 January 2021 - 19:24
LASCR anyone?
The recent posts about phototransistors got me remembering about working with LASCR's, maybe 30 years ago.  They are Light Activated SCR's & I used to make...
Sunday, 8 November 2020 - 05:47
Digikey---bad times??
I was ordering parts on Digikey & saw some new checkbox about marketplace items ...???  I asked the Digikey guy what that meant...he told me other people can now sell...
Thursday, 1 October 2020 - 17:35
Finding proper names
This is probably very simple, but seems rather perplexing.  I have an old mega asm2 program that I'm moving over asap to the mega4808. I can't find the bit...
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 05:33
Magic Wires--don't be fooled
I set down a magnet on my table.  When I picked it up, a bunch of jumper wires came with it...Strange, I thought.   Turns out about half the assorted ones I had,...
Monday, 20 July 2020 - 19:01
mega4808 clock source
  I see the mega4808 does not allow connection of a main xtal (other than a 32KHz low freq xtal osc).  so if i want an oddball freq (it is going to be 10.55 ...
Monday, 20 July 2020 - 00:48
Not a bad little scope
For the money 1 GS/sec, 100 MHz BW ...could be handy...has limited voltage ranges & waveform samples...but the price is right.    Wonder if it is any good?...
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 01:11
Hijacked Terminology?
  I noticed the DS2502 datasheet says:   1k-Bit EPROM with Page-Level Write Protection and Guaranteed Unique 64-Bit ROM ID Chip for Absolute Traceability.   However...
Friday, 26 June 2020 - 01:01