Glowing mercury thyratrons: Inside a 1940s Teletype switching power supply

Ken Shirriff take a look inside a bulky DC power supply REC-30 rectifier, how it works and contrast it with a MacBook power supply: We recently started restoring a Teletype Model 19, a Navy communication system introduced in the 1940s.14 This Teletype was powered by a bulky DC power supply called the “REC-30 rectifier”. The […]

Dangerous Prototypes has never and will never show ads, period

My name is Heather and I am a Marketing Administrator for (removed). We have a client that may be interested in advertising on your site dangerousprototypes.com. Is there a good person to contact about options and rates? There’s ads on the web? Dangerous Prototypes has never displayed ads or participated in paid referral programs, and we […]