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recommend a wireless video camera?
I need to put a wireless video camera on a mobile system. I would like it to stream video live to a remote station. It'd be ideal if it streamed to a computer, but an analog...
Sunday, 24 July 2011 - 03:19
Soldering projects for girls
I need to find a soldering project for a twenty something girl. I would like it to do something at least remotely useful/interesting. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks!
Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 20:53
100 mil, 1 row IDC connector and cable?
Hi - I designed a board using Molex SL connectors. I like them because they're easy to prototype with. We were making a couple of these so I figured that it didn't matter much...
Thursday, 16 June 2011 - 19:33
Source for network analyzer calibration kit?
Hi - I would like to pick up a calibration kit for a 3GHz network analyzer that uses SMA connectors. The Agilent recommended one is over $3K. Anybody know of a cheaper solution?...
Tuesday, 7 June 2011 - 23:20
Dark gray soot on failed wire that broke - what is it?
Hi - I repaired a broken laptop power cord last night. The cable consisted of a center conductor with PVC insulation and then a braided conductor around the outside of the PVC,...
Monday, 9 May 2011 - 03:45
Identify the schematic capture program!
Hi - I'm looking through these schematics: http://ww1.microchip.com/downloa... (they start on page 51) and I noticed that they do not appear to have been made with any software...
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 - 21:07
volume pricing for PCBs (100K+ units)
Hi - does anybody have a good feel for how volume pricing of PCBs works? It is mostly based on technology + board area? ie 2 million of a 2in^2 PCB would cost the same as 1...
Monday, 28 February 2011 - 21:29
Critique my touch sensor code please!
Hi - I'm trying to develop a touch sensor algorithm. I've tried two techniques and, unfortunately, am getting very similar results. I'm getting a couple ADC count change,...
Friday, 11 February 2011 - 21:15
Standard pot pinout?
Hi - I'm planning on using this pot (specifically, the RK09D1130A1L in a board. I want to mark on the silkscreen of my PCB what direction means what. Problem is - I can't tell...
Wednesday, 8 December 2010 - 03:19
How to legally use USB as a power supply (without a chip)
Hi - I'm working on a fairly simple PCB that will use USB for power. Why USB? I want to be able to hand this out to people and have them be able to power it easily. Without...
Wednesday, 8 December 2010 - 01:39
Custom LiPo cell manufacture
Hi - I need to have some custom Lithium-polymer battery cells manufactured. (not the pack - but the cell itself). Volume is in the millions. Anybody know of a vendor that can do...
Tuesday, 7 December 2010 - 22:19
Thoughts about Panasonic components?
Hi - a colleague hates Panasonic. He says that they only manufacture parts for their own products and sell off what components remain to companies like Digi-Key. Thus you can...
Monday, 4 October 2010 - 00:37