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Monday, April 05, 2010

ESSENTIAL READING



6 Comments:

At 7:13 pm, Blogger farmer glitch said...

Good find !! Dead jealous ...

 
At 7:43 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Car boot!

Met this old geezer who was a Ham radio freak! Interesting geezer. Asked him if there was a Yeovil Ham-Radio society or group, but he came from Weston-Super-mare.

 
At 7:45 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

PS: Loaaaaaads of old Games consoles up there, joysticks, etc - tho don't know my way round using them as noise generators/controllers....

also, a guy with boxes of old dismantled vintage mobile-phones, circuit-boards, skins, etc going for pennies.

 
At 12:44 am, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

Still waiting for the Handbook of Untested Transistor Circuits.

I saw a maybe fourteen-year-old kid with a cochlear implant the other day: big hearing aid connected to a cable plugged into a jack in his skull.

One thing I haven't tried is implanting a solderless breadboard in my skull so I can prototype circuits right on the production hardware.

 
At 5:33 am, Blogger db said...

Handy Joystick Guide: if it's for an 80s style apple/ibm it's basically two pots on an axis and a couple of temporary buttons, which means it's easy-peasy to repurpose. Atari joysticks are membrane-style pads, and are a bit more difficult, but you can cut the traces and install switches for those membranes. I'll try to post a bit on cherrypicking old game systems on the LJ tonight. Ham radio dudes are the best for stuff like this, as they're inveterate packrats -- keep an eye out for function generators and old tube amps from those guys, as well as general electronics stuff (multimeters, oscillators, ICs).

 
At 7:30 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

"One thing I haven't tried is implanting a solderless breadboard in my skull so I can prototype circuits right on the production hardware." LOL!

Cheers, Mr. B: your advice is always much welcomed; you've trodden these paths well ahead of many of us! I'm a total entry-point numpty at this sort of stuff, but hoping to sharpen me skills a bit this year....

 

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