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Interfacing rotary encoders to PIC
posted December 19 2010 17:16.45 by Giorgos Lazaridis

AndyO from digital diy made a new project with PIC micro. He got himself a couple of scroll-up-down rotary encoders and run some tests with them. Finally, he made a circuit with a...

[Link: digital diy]
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Tags: electronic project   lcd   diy   microcontroller   pic   part review   

The first transistor
posted December 7 2010 17:07.06 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Its Bill Hammack again, the engineer guy from youtube. This time, he will explain something less "mechanical". He uses a replica of the very first point contact transistor that was built...

[Link: engineerguyvideo]
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Tags: science   amplifier   research   part review   

Hack your multimeter to get serial feedback
posted December 2 2010 17:08.35 by Giorgos Lazaridis

One of my favorite hacks is to "steal" data from other devices, like this Pioneer cassette player hack, and this digital caliper hack. This guy...

[Link: Flashing LEDs]
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Tags: crazy hack   diy   tools   part review   commercial   

How to use a transistor as switch
posted November 18 2010 22:14.37 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is an excellent article, well documented, from ermicroblog. He explains in detail how can someone use a transistor as a switching device. Within...

[Link: ermicroblog]
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The very first laptop, ever!
posted November 11 2010 16:47.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis

An absolutely interesting post from core77 today. This is the very first "laptop" computer mankind had ever seen so far! Meet the GRiD Compass...

[Via: core77]
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Tags: inventions   part review   commercial   articles   artistic   

The Fusion era has arrived for AMD
posted November 9 2010 20:53.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Since 2006, AMD had announced that the first Fusion chips would be ready to ship in late 2008 - early 2009, something that was not achieved. The chip was first demoed this June...

[Via: The Register]    [Link: AMD]
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analogRead() demonstration
posted May 23 2010 17:26.00

John Boxall examines the thump joystick by finding the values of it and then pass the data of the X and Y axes to the analog port of an arduino to visualize the results in a LCD screen. The detailed story along with oscilloscope videos can be found here.

[Link: t r o n i x s t u f f]
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Tags: part review   arduino   microcontroller   

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