Archive for the ‘Electronics’ Category

La Crosse WWV Synced Clock

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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LASER Printers – How they work and subsequent uses of their parts

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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There are many applications for LASER printer parts detailed on YouTube and elsewhere.

A video of the hexagonal mirror in operation. It spins very rapidly and must have an indexer to allow position and speed control.

How to Build a Lifter or Ionocraft

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Gold Nuggets with Metal Detector in Gold Mine Australia

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The nuggets they dig up in Australia are quite a bit bigger than you see being found in the USA.

CEN-TECH 60725 Infrared Non Contact Thermometer Hacks

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


This is a black body radiation method of reading an objects temperature.  A previous model had a serial port on the PCB inside the unit.  I will explore inside later to see if this model has also.

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Smoke and Vapor Detectors

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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Fuel Vapor Detectors

Simon XT Security Control Panel

Monday, November 14th, 2016


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Bartlett KISS Kiln Control Software

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

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  • Kiss Starter Kit with USB Connection
  • Jesse Hull – died – Was KISS software beta tester – worked with Bartlett Instruments President, Dave Bartlett on creating and testing both potential and applied advancements for the V6-CF kiln controller (the motherboard at the heart of L&L's 'Dyna-Trol') and the K.I.S.S. data-logging software system.
  • Bartlett Kiln Models

Tube Based Audio Amplifier Kits

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

There are a surprising array of tube amp kits on on Ebay: Tube Amp Kit

The audiophiles are nuts for tubes and kits have been created that combine silicon with vacuum tubes.  An example is shown in the following:





WiFi Connected Serial Communication

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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