15489Re: [Electronics_101] Re: Point me into the right direction please.
- Feb 1, 2005On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 23:35:53 -0500, Roy J. Tellason
>Nah i simply soldered wires to it, which held it in place under the 4mm
> On Tuesday 01 February 2005 02:47 pm, Stefan Trethan wrote:
>> I simply used a 12V 10W (or so) car bulb acros 5V, worked well and need
> Good idea, though I guess you need a socket then, and if the bulb burns
> you lose your minimum load, though I don't guess that's likely to happen
> that soon running off the +5...
A 12V bulb at 5V isn't going to burn out while we are still here ;-).
>Well, that depends on your breadboarding preferrence.
>> With the component prices, i do not see the value in a resistor with
>> leads which need soldered extensions to work in the breadboard.
> None of them are *that* short!
There is the "flat" type and the "3D" type.
Some prefer to lay down the parts and wires flat like on a pcb (or solder
breadboard) and some prefer to make big loops that stick up in the air.
With a used resistor you are limited to the pitch it was used with (or
close). A new resistor goes anywhere from 100mil to what? 2000mil or so.
That means i need much less wires because the resistor goes directly from
e.g. IC pin to IC pin.
If you are worried about shorts you can slide lengths of wire isolation on
the component legs.(but i never had a destructive short.)
>That might be, but i can not have as many small boxes as my parts
>> It just can get tedious to hunt for used parts at times, especially if
>> try to copy web-schematics, at the beginning you don't know what to
>> substitute with.
> Depends on how well organized your salvage is. I'm not as well
> organized as I
> used to be, but I have a *lot* of parts in small boxes, etc. and which
> listed in a card file. Goes all the way back to 1977!
supplier. Even if i could, there are some parts i use which i __KNOW__ are
in no PCB i have or know where to find.
I just don't want to be restricted that much on the component side.
Also, having to make a differnt footprint for many different versions of
the same components isn't worth the saving for me, i like a bit of
> Whatever works. Which is going to be somewhat different for everyone.Like everything.
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