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In my wanderings today I had the honor of spending an hour and a half visiting with the Author of the wonderful Make Electronics and Encyclopedia of Electronics Books Series. These are some of the best entry level books available for those who want to learn the basics of electronics or for those like myself who want to have some enthusiastic materials with which to inspire children and grandchildren. I have been a promoter of the Authors books for some time now and we have had a couple email exc ...
I have no doubt that I am a little out of it. New things and ideas seem to come faster than I can assimilate them sometimes. This may be more common that I think but it is the first time I have seen one.     At first glance I was impressed by how nice this tree looked. Then the camouflaged antennas at the top caught my eye but I still thought it was a tree that had been repurposed as a pole for a cell phone array. It wasn't until I saw the access panel on the trunk that I finally re ...
Today Millie and I passed through San Antonio Texas and we had the opportunity to meet with genebren and his lovely wife for lunch. This gave us a great chance to compare interests and ideas about electronics. Face to face meetings add a new dimension to friendships on the forum. While the friendships that we make and develop on the forum are the best they are even better when accompanied with a firm handshake and a smile. We are all fortunate to have someone with the skills and competence of Ge ...
One of my sons Mario, who works repairing automated machines for a local manufacturer, was talking about the 3 phase power that they use. I told him about the interesting 3 phase generator that shabaz built and tested the other day and that I wanted to learn more. He suggested that I take a look at a small single phase 220 volt to 3 phase 220 volt  Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) that he had.     NOTE of CAUTION! This experiment involves lethal voltages and should not be attempt ...