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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
Junk or incompetence?
Maybe this is new tool is good or "revolutionary"...or junk   ...soldering needs to involve heating whatever you want to solder, not just slobbering molten solder onto...
Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 00:50
Free software was $$$$
Many years ago (>25), I used Microcap circuit drawing/simulation package extensively (on a '486 PC, with an early version of Windows) ...our engineering center paid...
Thursday, 2 January 2020 - 08:59
Connector conspiracy
  The fine RCA plug & jack has been around for 60+ years...you can still use those cables & not need 20 different types/sizes of "RCA" cables USB & HDMI have...
Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 22:03
Now I've seen some batteries
My wife told me she got us some rechargeable batteries...I took a look , they were AA....Ok, I said, but you didn't get a charger!!!   She said but they came with a...
Friday, 9 August 2019 - 05:14
Craziest Encounter
Wondering: what was the craziest snafu you've been presented with?   I was called in to debug a signal mux/data acquisition monitor fixture that had several PC-sized units...
Monday, 5 August 2019 - 23:55
Old Scopes Linger
I have an old EICO oscilloscope lingering in a corner, I thought since it was so old, it might be "rare". Since it was a rather crappy scope in the first...
Saturday, 6 July 2019 - 17:07
Forget corndog on a stick, now it's a PC
Pretty amazing stuff...Close to an entire PC with Windows 10 on a plugin HDMI stick.  Next up: Roll up displays.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6X...
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 23:08

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