Category Archives: General

General rants on electronics. Not topic specific.

USB Microcontroller Programmers and Laptop RAM

After wasting a lot of time, I finally made the OpenProg. The whole deal was much easier because I had already built the USBPICprog. OpenProg is not just another programmer, it will program Microchuip’s PIC micro-controllers, Atmel’s controller and read … Continue reading

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New multimeter – Extech EX430

My multimeter of 8 years a Mastech M92A had lost its accuracy. I was in dire need of a new multimeter. Here in India, all the Flukes and Extechs cost double of what its worth in the US or Europe. … Continue reading

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Design : Linear Voltage regulator using Op-Amp Voltage follower

The was down for a couple weeks because my dealer couldn’t get me a replacement for the broken power supply. Although I had a friends laptop, the unreasonable delay got me quiet frustrated. In fact it pushed me so hard, … Continue reading

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Breaking in – Compaq C770TU laptop

My laptop is a Compaq C770TU which has been out of service for some time because of a faulty power supply. I tried to build a power supply temporarily due to delay in acquiring a new one. The plan was … Continue reading

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Repairing an SMPS, taking apart my camera and Earthing

Opening my camera, Powering up the ATX PSU and earthing, all was done today. Today was really awesome. I am rather happy that I done all this things after a long while. Continue reading

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I am out of edaboard

Got myself out from edaboard. It lost the charm it once had, the simple interface. Bye Bye. Continue reading

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First Big Step – Day 2

Today I got the Bible of Electronics. “The Art of Electronics” by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill is considered to be the one book that could never be missed by anyone related to electronic circuits. Yet I had never heard … Continue reading

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Components I have – Day 1

Today is day one. Its time to look into the stuff I have acquired through these years. I have got many IC as free samples from the great people at Microchip, Texas Instruments, Intersil, Linear, Maxim and Analog. I have … Continue reading

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