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Previous Shop Tips:     http://www.element14.com/community/people/jw0752/blog/2015/05/16/shop-tips--storing-hookup-wires   Up until about two years ago I did not use the bread board system to test circuits or to prototype. I had my methods and as is my nature I am slow to change. When I went back to studying electronics and trying to move my knowledge and skills a little closer to modern technology the bread board was one of the first things that I embraced.   The bread b ...
Previous Tips: http://www.element14.com/community/people/jw0752/blog/2015/05/11/shop-tips--plate-glass   http://www.element14.com/community/people/jw0752/blog/2015/05/16/shop-tips--mind-the-wires   http://www.element14.com/community/people/jw0752/blog/2015/05/14/shop-tips--power-to-the-bread-board         Storing Hookup Wires:     Three weeks ago I got started dealing with hookup wire issues. The problems with using wires with poor connections and unk ...
Previous Shop Tips: http://www.element14.com/community/people/jw0752/blog/2015/05/11/shop-tips--plate-glass   http://www.element14.com/community/people/jw0752/blog/2015/05/16/shop-tips--mind-the-wires         Power to the Bread Board: Until retirement, a couple years ago, I did very little bread boarding of circuits. While my job kept me immersed in the very specific niche of electronics that pertains to Dental Equipment servicing almost no free time was available to ...
Previous Tips   http://www.element14.com/community/people/jw0752/blog/2015/05/11/shop-tips--plate-glass     Mind The Wires:     An experiment, that I was conducting a couple weeks ago, was drawing roughly 2 amps. The experiment was to verify that the low "on" DS resistance of a P Ch MOSFET would make a good candidate for polarity protection for a circuit. As the voltmeter that I was using showed the different voltage drops in the circuit something did not add up. I wa ...
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Shop Tips - Plate Glass

Posted by jw0752 Top Member May 10, 2015
One of the useful multi-task items in my shop it a 31cm x 25cm piece of plate glass. This particular piece of glass was obtained used from a glass shop. The edges have been beveled and the corners rounded. I have glued 4 rubber feet at the corners to support it and keep if from slipping on my bench.            One of the uses that the glass gets regularly is to be a solid support for the vacuum vise. When working on or disassembling a circuit board the ...