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LED light pipe

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I made my own 'light pipes' custom cut for the enclosure and LED alignment. A single piece of laser cut acrylic services about 8 LEDs, bringing their light to
AncelB
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8:39 PM

Filtering noise from starter motor?

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Thanks for the advice Donald! -- Aaron Turner https://synfin.net/ Twitter: @synfinatic My father once told me that respect for the truth comes close to
Aaron Turner
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Jul 23

Inductance of a solenoid with an iron+air core

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Thank you, Donald. I appreciate your help. Kerim ... Hello, Kerim. When the core is only partially iron, the relative permeability is lower than with all iron,
ahumanbeing2000
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Jul 14

Lead acid battery desulfator/regenerator project open sourced

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Hi Derek: You can directly apply it to 6V batteries like the popular Trojan T105. The key element is either you manually monitor the battery voltage /temp and
AncelB
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Jul 11

Power Supply

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You need to get a good VOM (Volt Ohm Meter) and learn how to use it. I don't mean just reading the instructions that come with it, but a good book on how to
Paul Alciatore
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Jul 7

FTDI to RS232

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Thanks for the help Aaron. I am putting togather my Adafruit shopping list now. I know what you mean about those fake FTDI USB-serial adapters. I have a box of
bobsmacbox
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Jul 5

Re: Power Supply [1 Attachment]

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... What I meant by that, is that the construction of the core doesn't affect which wire goes with which winding. Of course the core (and size of wire and
Andy
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Jul 1

Solder

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use a spray "no-clean" flux and a 60/40 Solder . Precharge the PCB with spray flux. With a 1mm " wire",  solder  on the Board and 1mm desoldering wick.
Howard Chester
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Jun 19

compressor relay accessories?

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They did not manufacture it. What was different was that only TWO phase wires and a ground were present rather than three. The farm, except for the
Stuart Bouchey
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Jun 15

What to salvage from dead microwave oven ?

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... Yeah. I woudn't ordinarily have scrapped out a bunch of hard drives without some testing first, but in this case the interface was something proprietary
Roy J. Tellason, Sr.
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Jun 15

12vDC power supply to 9vDC, 4.5vDC, or 3vDC

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... Heh. Especially if you're using multiple levels of external pass transistor to boost the capabilities of the output... -- Member of the toughest, meanest,
Roy J. Tellason, Sr.
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Jun 15

Identifying thermocouplea

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Without cold junction compensation, the mV measurements will not nearly align with thermocouple characteristic tables. The CJC compensates for the
Donald H Locker
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Jun 9

USB power injector

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I think it depends on current capacity of USB port in computer, if it's USB 2 current limit is 0.5 Amps,USB 3 i believe is about 1 amp. My tablet charger has a
Raymundo Vega
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Jun 7

Thermistor

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I work with printing press mechanics on a variety of presses. One mechanic has a favorite saying: "It's amazing what a little lubrication will do." He's
dave smith
21
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Jun 4

USB microscope cameras

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Thanks Jan Kok and all of you for your thoughts. I have used the magnifying table light. And binocular microscope. And magnifying glasses. And magnifying
Steve65
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May 30
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