Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday Morning Inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Battery Powered Contest

This looks like a fun contest for your battery powered projects.

It anyone decides to enter let me know and we can promote it for hopefully a few extra votes and get you in the winners circle. The contest is co-sponsored by Instructables and Radio Shack. I would not mind having a few of the prizes.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Building From Schematic Diagrams.

This wonderful video from Peter Parker, VK3YE, describes tips on building electronics from schematic diagrams.

One of you favorites tips was cutting the circuit board into squares using a hack saw. This looks like an easy way to place and solder your components leads while keeping an overall neat appearance and for troubleshooting, which I somehow always have to do.

Also note the simple oscillator schematic with a handful of components. This will be my next project since I probably have the component values or similar.

I currently do not belong to any clubs so did not participate in any field day activities.
So after a morning bike ride caught up on my reading in the yard.

The heat was on this afternoon!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Crazy Ants

Just when you thought you heard it all come a story from CNN about ants that eat your electronics gear.

Just imagine if your Icom or Yaesu rig stopped working, off with the cover, and the cause is ants.

Watching the news just gets better and better!