Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rediscovering Vacuum Tubes, Part 1

A 6J6 vacuum tube is run through some DC tests… Continue reading

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The new Coke Freestyle machines are pretty cool. I finally got to try one — and ended up fixing it in the bargain. Continue reading

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An Introduction to Programming: Lesson 00

What is computer programming? What can you do with it? The basics are actually quite easy. Here’s a step-by-step introduction to get you started. Continue reading

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PIC startup debugging techniques

If your PIC won’t execute code, here is a list of things to check… Continue reading

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