By now we are all sure you know about Jim Williams’ avalanche pulse generator from his famous application note 47 we even posted about Kerry Wong’s pulse generator using jellybean transistors. And we can’t forget The EEVblog covering a build sent to him. Today we will be exploring our build, that is not quite like the others.
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Congratulations to Nakul, The winner of Friday’s give away!
SQKYbeaver is busy in his “lab” building an AVR fuse doctor that Systemstech sent us. Thanks Systemstech! We will be giving the completed project away. Leave a comment here, and this board could be yours on Monday. Live stream of the build below the fold.
Don’t touch my tardis! More photos below the fold.
MicroCC is a constant current source, but focused on the low current microamp range. It uses the Touchstone Semiconductor TSM6025 voltage reference, a drop in replacement for the MAX3025 with better than 15PPM stability. The TSM6025 used both as the reference voltage and regulator for a TS1001 op-amp (previously covered here) powered by a single 3volt CR2032 coin cell. […]
Reminder to all those interested in entering their projects into our Open 7400 Logic Competition: Entries must be received by October 21, 2011, 6AM GMT. You only have 24 hours left to send your entry in. Entering Entries can be posted on in our forum, on your personal blog, or even a handy how-to site like Instructables. When you’re […]
Tektronix loaned us a massive MDO4104-6 mixed domain oscilloscope for a few weeks. Not only does it show voltage over time, like you see on a standard scope or logic analyzer, it simultaneously measures the frequency domain. This is not just another scope with FFT, it has a fully functional spectrum analyzer built in. This is the same […]
Electronics-Lab.com has sponsord the Open 7400 Logic Competition, here is a list of what is being added to the prize pool. uOLED-32028-P1T graphics display module + P1-EB expansion module + uDrive-USB-G1 SD module + uUSB-CE5 module + 64MB microSD card + adapter BOOK: Programming & Customizing PICmicro Microcontrollers – Myke Predko BOOK: Switchmode Power Supply […]
Marc Alexander from Freetronics will be joining the judging panel for the Open 7400 Logic Competition. There is still plenty of time to get your entry in.
Noels entry for the Open 7400 Logic competition is a 74LS00 based full wave rectifier. I want to have an entry that it simple enough that other people can try out with their breadboards. Something that is easy to do, and yet feature a mis(use) of a typical 74LS00 IC.
Arup made his first entry in the Open 7400 compettition. This is a simple water level indicator circuit which can be used to indicate water at 3 stages EMPTY, LOW and FULL by three respsctive LEDs. The heart of this circuit is a 4011 NAND IC. Via CircuitsDIY
Freetronics has upped the ante for the Open 7400 Logic Competition by donating Two prize packages. EtherTen, LCD & Keypad Shield and a Terminal Shield USBDroid, LCD & Keypad Shield and a ProtoShield Pro Get your entry in and this and other cool hardware can be yours. There’s still time to become a sponsor of […]
We have some free PCB coupons to give away if your at the Maker Faire on Saturday, if you are one of the first to spot SQKYbeaver in the crowd just shout “free pcb” and he will give you a coupon code. It is just like where’s waldo, but with a prize!
Here is an interesting, but unusual entry: Pen holder I will admit that this may be an unusual project to enter, however as far as I can tell, it does not actually break any rules. It is a functional device in which the circuit (board) is mostly 7400 logic chips. It appears that it will run indefinitely without needing […]
We are pleased to announce that Dino Segovis from Hack A Week, will be one of the judges for the Open 7400 logic Competition. so keep hackin! and get your entry in.
Adafruit Industries is the latest sponsor of the Open 7400 Competition. Up for grabs is one of their new microtouch AVR development board. this and other prizes could be yours, but only if you get your entry in!
Today we have 2 more sponsors joining us, Parrallax has provided us with a Boe-Bot Robot Kit and 2 BASIC Stamp Activity Kits. Xess has thrown in a XuLA-200 board with a VGA interface board. The prizes could be yours, all you have to do is submit an entry in the open 7400 logic Competition.
We are pleased to announce that Jayson Tautic CEO of TAUTIC ELECTRONICS LLC, will be one of the judges for the Open 7400 logic Competition. there will be more to come in the following week, so stay tuned, and get your entry in.
We are pleased to announce that the Gadget Factory is now sponsoring the open 7400 logic Competition, This is right up any FPGA enthusiasts alley, Dangerous Prototypes is having an Open 7400 Logic Contest contest to see who can put together the best project utilizing 7400 series logic chips. There are many great prizes including an Arcade MegaWing with […]