Brother Theo

Member Since: October 28, 2010

Country: United States

  • I worked at RS in 1978 selling TRS-80 computers and programming them for my customers. It was the start of my career in electronics. They started out selling to the ham radio crowd, so they have re-invented themselves several times since they started in 1921. What can I say? They had a good run.

  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bushy beard

  • My Fluke is a dark gray case with a SEPARATE yellow thing that the meter fits into. The actual meter is all one color: gray. The meter in the pic appears to be a two-tone case. Splitting hairs perhaps, but it seems to me this is enough of a difference. At least to a lawyer.

  • What is the maximum clock rate for the shift registers?

  • Maybe someone can answer this for an Arduino noob: can the USB connection be used during normal operation? I’d like to make an I2C programmer but i need to send hex files down the usb hose to the board.

  • A while ago Agilent (they were still HP back then) ran an effort to increase quality by 10x. They reviewed failure reports from divisions all over the world and made a list of the most common failures. The number one failure was bad caps from lack of voltage under-rating. The new rule became overrate working voltage by 2x. This is the rule I follow when designing products.

  • “Who are you? Who who who who?” –with apologies to The Who

  • A bit crunchy on the palate, with hints of lead and polymer, and a smooth aftertaste

  • It’s very handy for the price. Needs to go faster though. Processors and SPI devices are faster than 24MHz these days. My lastest project has a 50MHz SPI connection.

  • Live and learn. My last employer (who coincidentally made hygrometers) didn’t know that if you don’t enable brownout detection on AVR processors the EEPROM can get corrupted. Learned that one the hard way as well.

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