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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
A lot of zeros
I bought this two channel sig gen a while back for roughly $200.  I think its funny how it shows so many digits...you can enter 123.48675097328 KHz. Unfortunately...
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 03:57
Interesting moisture effect
I was looking at connectors & came across this...shows an interesting way moisture can creep into your enclosure---even when you think it is all sealed up with top-dog...
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 01:43
Looking for tiny261 definition file
My tiny261 definition file seems to have at least 1 error...the PWM1X bit in TCCR1B is missing!   I did a device pack update, but that seems to have had no effect...
Sunday, 28 April 2019 - 21:55
Xplained board not showing up in studio
Hello:   I have used a meag328pb xplained board, no problem, on windows 7.  I also have a xplained 3217 board, that doesn't show up (under tools).  Somewhat...
Monday, 22 April 2019 - 15:25
Why no 14 pin AVRs with PLL?
Hmm...been digging and looking for a 14 pin AVR to generate one 150KHz-ish type PWM (8 bit res, 0-255).   I can find 8 pin parts, like tiny85, or 20 pin parts...
Sunday, 14 April 2019 - 04:32

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