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Credit Where Credit Is Due
I don't think that we give people enough thanks when they do things right. Online it's too easy to just complain all the while.   So, in that spirit, I want to thank Pavel at...
Friday, 22 January 2021 - 08:48
Oops. Was it the Red Wire or the Blue?
Turns out that this headline on Monday...   "European Vega rocket suffers major launch failure, satellites for Spain and France lost."   ...was caused by wires which...
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - 13:20
AVR + Bluetooth + Android/iOS App
Is anyone aware of an AVR based solution which uses an off-the shelf BT module to link to a smartphone which runs a 'universal' GUI app?   By 'universal' GUI app I mean one...
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - 10:20
The New AVRs. Dx and Ex Series Comparison.
    I've been trying to get my head around the differences between the various new chip series and have scribbled out a crib sheet. Might be useful to someone else....
Monday, 9 November 2020 - 16:09
Soldering Iron Temperature - When Did You Last Check Yours?
So for the last couple of months something has 'not felt right' when soldering up PCBs. I'm lead-free and use a solder with a 227degC melting point, and run my iron at 340degC...
Monday, 9 November 2020 - 12:23
Does Anyone Recognise This Extrusion?
  I've been searching the interweb for hours without success. Does anyone recognise this case extrusion? I believe it to be a US part as a) the unit it houses is "proudly...
Wednesday, 4 November 2020 - 13:39
New Logic Analyser
I'm canvasing opinions on what logic analyser to buy.   I have a couple of Saleae Logics. Saleae support is amazing and I'd happily buy one of their new units but....they are...
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 13:47
Bench Top Organiser Thing-A-Me-Bob
  Has anyone ever seen one of these for sale? It's made from rubber so is nice and heavy and doesn't move around. It's just perfect for sitting on the bench with...
Friday, 16 October 2020 - 10:34
Desoldering Station
I've got a cheap desoldering station which isn't very good. I bought it in a hurry for a specific repair but now need to get something better.   It's one of the generic...
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 09:50
USB Protocol Analyser
Can anyone recommend a USB protocol analyser?   I have here a USB controlled 'thing'. It comes with windows/macos/android software packages to control it via USB. My aim is...
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 13:46
Diagramming Software
Firstly, let me apologise for using the hideous word 'diagramming'. I'm not even sure it's a real word but we all know what I mean.   I need to produce some block diagrams...
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 18:43
Identify the Switch time
Before I spend all weekend trawling the 'net, does anyone recognise this switch?   It's nothing clever, just a SPST pushbutton.  
Friday, 24 July 2020 - 12:47