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Can you improve this BMP display?
Posted:29/04/2016,05:59:25 PM?by?Clive Maxfield
Our Caveman Diorama is going to boast a Time Portal, thereby explaining my presence in the scene. ? Cardboard prototype of Time Portal (Source: Max Maxfield & Mike Mittlebeeler) ? Well, we've finally gotten around to powering up our 2.8" display from Adafruit and, as u......
What would you change about C?
Posted:18/04/2016,05:49:49 PM?by?Jack Ganssle
If youre an old-timer youve most likely written code in a large number of languages that have many different underlying philosophies. Have you used Perl? Thats a lot different from the ideas behind Algol. Interpreted Basic is so easy it brought many people into this field, but....
In progress: Home-made Nixie tube clock
Posted:18/04/2016,05:42:39 PM?by?Clive Maxfield
Just to make sure we're all tap dancing to the same drum beat, let's remind ourselves that, sometime ago, I ran across some mega-cool Nixie tube constructions and I was so excited by what I saw that I decided to build one of my very own. ? The key players in this drama are Paul Par....
The Tale of Exploding Capacitors: A true story
Posted:15/04/2016,05:30:20 PM?by?eeInvestigation...
A few weeks ago, Max the Magnificent considered what was described as The Great Capacitor Plague of the Early 21st Century. This prompted several readers to share various levels of experience with recent capacitor problems. However, a few smudges on printed circuit boards, some smoke, and the occa....
A look at electronic component testers
Posted:15/04/2016,05:17:52 PM?by?Clive Maxfield
Several weeks ago I was meandering my way around my office building when I ran across my chums Ivan and Darryl playing with a new toy that Darryl had picked up on eBay. ? This little rascal (the toy, not Darryl) turned out to be a component tester. I have to say that I was pretty amazed....
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There is so much amazingly cool "stuff" to see and do that I'm amazed I find the time to get any real work done. In Max's Cool Beans, I waffle on about books, projects, and the weird and wonderful websites I blunder across.
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