• Cool Tools Bench Awards 2018 - Week 4 Winners!

    Hello Community!   It has truly been an outrageously busy July. Now that we are almost at the end of it, we are also now at the end of this year's Cool Tools Bench Awards. It's been such a fun campaign to follow...
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  • Autofocals could replace progressive lenses in the future

    By age 45, many people may suffer from an eyesight condition called presbyopia, which causes the lenses to lose elasticity in our eyes. Our vision requires the elasticity to help keep our eyesight focused on nearby ob...
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  • Autofocals: Evaluating Gaze-Contingent Eyeglasses for Presbyopes

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  • Atomic movement using a 4D microscope can be recorded

    Scientists from UCLA have discovered a new way to look at nucleation. By using 4D atomic resolution (which is three dimensions of space and time), the team was able to record how atoms rearrange. Their new discovery, ...
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  • Programmable Electronic Load - LCD Display

    This blog focuses on the LCD for the electronic load that peteroakes, jc2048 and jancumps are designing.   The post shows what's displayed on the screen and how that info is retrieved..   The Layout...
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  • Programmable Electronic Load - Java GUI Part 2: Support for Current Mode, Input On/Off, Error Log

    I'm building a GUI for the electronic load we made here on element14. The development will be in a few incremental steps. This is the second iteration: add error logging make the LCD display emulation work a few d...
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  • Programmable Electronic Load - Java GUI Part 1: Basic Functionality

    I'm building a GUI for the electronic load we made here on element14. The development will be in a few incremental steps. communication with the instrument basic GUI with a SCPI command line and results In the ne...
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  • DIY Logic Analyzer and Protocol Tester – L.I.S.A.!

    Introduction This blog post discusses a project to build a simple logic analyzer (hobby-grade; it samples at up to 24 Msps, good enough for basic debugging when other tools are not available), but it has a few extra f...
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  • Programmable Electronic Load - Java GUI pt.2: mature functionality

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  • Programmable Electronic Load

    Peter, Jon and Jan are building a programmable electronic load. This document is the common design sheet. It's obviously work in progres. And fun.               Hardware  ...
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  • MIT Researchers use Machine Learning to Translate Dead Languages

    The researchers created a neural network system that can decipher text from lost languages. (Image credit: Sharon Mollerus via Wikipedia)   Researchers from MIT’s CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Int...
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  • Programmable Electronic Load - Java GUI pt.1: initial functionality

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  • Troubleshoot my Electronic Load - part 2: DAC/ADC

    My electronic load failed. In this second post, I test the remaining parts of the DAC/ADC board.   Tests Approach  The eload DACs and ADCs are on a separate PCB, together with the voltage reference and ...
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  • Troubleshoot my Electronic Load - part 1: MOSFET and Voltage Reference

    My electronic load failed. I was trying new hardware and software options. At a certain moment the power MOSFET died. There was no magic smoke, but the source, drain and gate are all shorted (source, drain and gate a...
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  • Programmable Electronic Load - Power Stage

    WIP This blog documents focuses on the power stage of the electronic load that peteroakes, jc2048 and jancumps are designing.   In this post we're laying out a PCB for the power stage - as much as possible w...
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  • Knipex Precision Wire Insulation Strippers Review - Model 12 12 06

    Introduction Over the years I’ve tried many sorts of wire strippers, ranging from knives!, cheap adjustable wire strippers, combined crimp/strip tools and so on. I was not happy with most of them. They were eith...
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  • Power Supply Blog

    I've just updated my blog about the cheap way to get a nice power supply.   Bench Power Supplies (Cheap)   Now with test results.   MK
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  • My PS3 Under the knife

    So I'm trying and learning about everything I can that is electrical. My soldering is coming around now. Lol Anyways, I like what I have so I want to keep it.   One day, gettin my ass kicked in BF3 I run to the...
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  • Using an Electric Tongue to Find the Best-Tasting Fish

    If you run a restaurant, or simply enjoy cooking at home, you are going to want to select the best ingredients available. Salt and other simple commodity ingredients probably don’t require much thought—one...
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  • Crimpers for SMA Connectors

    Hello all,   I have been using up some old components as part of a project recently that involved making connection leads using RG174 coax cable and some SMA plugs. I struggled to solder on the centre pin, as it...
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