Category Archives: Analog

Anything and everything related to analog electronics (which on this blog won’t be much, trust me.)

Component Tester

The microcontroller revolution has accelerated the development of tools available to the electronics industry. Multimeters (recently, DMMs) and oscilloscopes (recently, DSOs) have been a staple of electronics workbenches for decades, along with signal generators, frequency counters, and other specialized tools. … Continue reading

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Homemade Capacitors

Making a working homemade capacitor with mica, aluminum foil, and a 3D printer. Continue reading

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Investigating VOR signals, Part 1

A field trip is made to the Bangor (BGR) VOR beacon, in order to capture a clean signal from ground level. Continue reading

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Analog Mechanical Computing

Film showing principles of analog mechanical firing-control computers from 1953. Continue reading

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