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Creating a Maker Wish List

Posted by dougw Top Member Dec 19, 2016
For me accumulating a complete set of tools, software, instrumentation and stock to permit building electronics projects has been a long slow process (decades) and it is still going on. This list is my idea of the most effective order in which to acquire new equipment. It takes into account cost and usefulness. I did not exactly follow this path as costs were different when I started - back then a DVM was a very expensive device. 3.5 digit DVM (DVMs are the most used instruments and they are no ...

Some Highlights From 2016

Posted by dougw Top Member Dec 5, 2016
Every December I try to summarize my participation on element14 over the year. This year I will keep it short and just link a few highlights. I was fortunate to be successful on 4 road test proposals and participate in 2 design challenges. I also entered a couple of contests. These projects kept me busy writing proposals, designing electronics and circuit boards, building, testing and blogging - taking a large portion of my "spare" time every week. Although the work resulted in at least 67 blo ...