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555 timer Easter egg?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4r8Rc5aus What's in a name? David L. Jones of EEVBlog thinks he's found an Easter egg in the performance characteristics of the 555 timer chip which reveals the basis of the "555" in its name. Build his circuit (schematic at video 13:25), fire up the scope and see if you...

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Week in (p)review: April 01, 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Don't forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. This week our favorite project gets a free QFP protoboard. Here's a summary of major developments over the last week: We released XC9572XL and XC2C64A (CoolRunner-II) CPLD development boards USB IR Toy v1 and Web platform v1.1...

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Kinect self-awareness hack

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Kinect self-awareness hack. Thanks NBitWonder! Via the contact form.

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Recent Comments

  • gant: They still have a couple of the more expensive (but still considerably cheap) 5S-I-S01 in stock...
  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!