Drone refers us to this table of Crystal oscillator frequencies from Wikipedia: Wikipedia has a nice table of “Crystal oscillator frequencies”. The table includes a column of crystals divisible by powers of 2 which may be appropriate for Real Time … Read more
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Boris shared a link to this article Embedded MP3 module: This embedded MP3 module is an universal and compact circuit (37 mm x 27 mm) for playing MP3 audio files. The MP3 module can be used in embedded systems. The … Read more
At one point a DIP-8 ATtiny13A fell out of Ian’s hair.
rsdio writes: this was announced on April 1, and somehow I missed. I’m sure they’re all gone by now, but the links still seem to work The MAXADCLite evaluation (EV) kit is based on the MAX11645 ADC, which integrates a … Read more
More geeky cufflinks via twitter.
We put a few rolls of Thermal Tweeter paper in the free PCB drawer. Score one during Twitter PCB Tuesday later today.
How many 8-bit and 16-bit computer system fonts do you remember? These two articles look at who was behind them, and what gives early home computing such a distinct feel: My love of typography originated in the 80′s with the … Read more
arhi writes: I have some old (very old) KONTRON DMM 3002 bench top digital multimeter… there is a button on the thing that I have no clue what it does… So if you look at the pic, the button in … Read more
So you want to be an engineer? check out this very informational, or just a good way to start your tuesday video. Via Nbitwonder
The creative people over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories are making atomic cookies using a traditional cookie press. These cookies are in the shapes of hydrogen atomic probability functions. It is very cool to see cooking hacks like this and … Read more
MichaelZ tipped us to the 9046 x N Random Access, Write Only Memory: About 1974, Signetics bought a two-page, full-color spread in the April issue of ELECTRONICS Magazine, and published the WOM data sheet, as a (rather expensive) April Fool’s … Read more
Do you like games the fight back? Always wanted to be on a Japanese game show? israelff documented a Flash-based game that delivers electrical shocks to the players. Use with care! Via the tips line.
Return-to-zero is a new comic strip for engineers: We bring to light the “Engineers World” with lab humor, exploding circuits, and of course making a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. We’re also big fans of xkcd, … Read more
Sunswift, a team of students at the University of New South Wales, has broken the land speed record for a purely solar powered vehicle. IVy as it is known hit 88Kph(55Mph) on January 7, 2011. Sunswift is releasing their designs … Read more
Trevor Blackwell built his own balancing scooter. He has compiled a fair amount of information for anyone interested in creating their own. Build one using our MMA7455L breakout board available at Seeed Studio for $15.
Clearing out old posts before the new year, some of these might seem ancient. Seeed Studio designed thier own electronic pet: It is a platform for the newbie engineers to be familiar with our company’s products and practice. Every newbie … Read more
This site is loaded with audio amplifier design articles and assorted weird engineering stuff. It can use up a lot of your time. Check out the amplifier institute and the Museum of RetroTechnology. Thanks McZ!
PaperTeclado, a paper keyboard made from a printed sheet of paper, tape, and some cables. Via the forum. Thanks Liyin!
NASA has standards for circuit modification. How many do you violate? We think “SMT components mounted on leads” is a great way to mod a board, but our stuff isn’t in space…
Here’s some pictures of our friend Ril3y’s workshop. Ril3y has awesome laser-cut acrylic cases for the Bus Pirate in his Synthetos webshop. Via Make.