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Back in the first part of September I was seeking to improve my knowledge of modern and upscale Oscilloscopes. On the Tektronix web site I found a couple of excellent downloads. One was titled "ABCs of Probes" and the second was titled "XYZs of Oscilloscopes". After I downloaded the texts I found that they were well positioned to teach me many of the things I wanted to learn. If you also have questions about Oscilloscopes or Probes I highly recommend you check these publications out. Here is a l ...
Earlier this summer my grandson, Ivan, a serious 8 year old, asked me if I would help him with a science project for school. Ivan and I have been working together from time to time on small electronic projects and when he comes to visit I try to send him home with something he can bring to show and tell at school. The science project for his third grade class would be due in late October. Ivan had decided that it would be a volcano. I agreed to help him with the project. Throughout the summ ...
Everyone is familiar with the Compact Fluorescent Light or CFL. Since they appeared on the scene they have invaded our homes and pushed the poor old incandescent bulb nearly to extinction. Most of the CFLs that I have purchased had 5 year guarantees and bragged about 5000 hours of service. Unfortunately based on the number that have failed I believe that this is a bit of an exaggeration. A while back I stopped throwing them away outright and started salvaging them for electronic parts. Here is a ...