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zosguy

Member Since: August 6, 2010

Country: United States

Profile

Bio

I’ve worked on mainframe computing systems since 1980.

Role

I’m currently working as a software developer for Rocket Software.

Spoken Languages

English

Programming Languages

C, C++, Java, z/OS assembler

Expertise

Software and software debugging.

Interests

Electronics theory & embedded electronics

  • I see what you did there.

  • Looks like you’ve got the housing size wrong on this page. The products page has it at 19.5mm x 10.6mm x 6.4 mm. I had to check because 10.3mm seemed awfully thick for a “mini” microswitch.

  • Herb Gilquist displays the owls he found hiding in the Christmas tree he purchased at the Walmart this year. Using various fancy electronic gizmos, Herb was able to coax them out of the tree so he could shoot, stuff and mount them for eventual display on the mantle of his yuletide fireplace as is the Gilquist family tradition.

  • Major mad respect for this guy! As a musician and as an engineer. Very cool.

  • I ordered one a couple weeks ago and the one I received appears to be v1.6, since the relay hasn’t been rotated back to the preferred position yet.

  • I think it’s worth noting that this is not actually a barometric pressure sensor. It is simply a pressure sensor. It will report atmospheric pressure, which varies not only with the weather but with altitude. To convert this value to barometric pressure (which is atmospheric pressure adjusted for altitude) you must apply the formula in section 3.7 of the data sheet. If you apply that formula before you report your value, it should match up well with values reported by your local news station.

  • I couldn’t get this to work with the 3v Inverter, even though the inverter worked fine with a single EL wire plugged directly into it. In the end, I purchased this 3v inverter + power supply and it works just fine now.

  • Great job, Easton!! Very ingenious using the flex tubing and fish line to get the action you wanted from the digits. It’s simple but so effective. I hope you win at the fair.
    (and I hope you’re not related to anyone who works for Skynet)

  • Seems the link is missing to the tutorial for safely unplugging the JST connector.

  • except, I’m pretty sure that quote is from “Hot Shots”.