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Review: Brick'R'knowledge – Learn everything from Ω to GHz

Elektor (blog) Review: Brick'R'knowledge – Learn everything from Ω to GHz Elektor (blog) Astable multivibrator (Image: Michael Knieling) The connector pins are bare, but security and isolation are not very...

Dec 15, 2016

Who Wouldn't Want a Big Hex Computer?

EE Times Who Wouldn't Want a Big Hex Computer? EE Times I once built a two-lamp astable multivibrator using a neon lamp and an argon lamp, running off the charge in a large electrolytic capacitor. At first, the...

Nov 10, 2016

Forrest Mims, Radio Shack, and the Notebooks that Launched a Thousand Careers

Hackaday Forrest Mims, Radio Shack, and the Notebooks that Launched a Thousand Careers Hackaday There are valuable lessons there for the hacker community, far and above how to build a monostable multivibrator from a...

Jan 27, 2017

Not Quite 101 Uses For An Analog UHF TV Tuner

Not Quite 101 Uses For An Analog UHF TV Tuner Hackaday ... would have had MOSFETs or even GaAsFETs. Most recently the local oscillator would have been a frequency synthesiser but in the era we are discussing it would have...

Jul 11, 2016

From Breadboard to Printed Circuit – Part II

ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog) From Breadboard to Printed Circuit – Part II ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog) Ben Jordan got his start in electronics as an 8 year old, when his big brother got him his first soldering iron...

Dec 18, 2014

From Breadboard to Printed Circuit – Part I

ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog) From Breadboard to Printed Circuit – Part I ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog) PCB design is easy, right? To a certain extent that's fair to say; with a growing number of schematic design...

Nov 21, 2014

Charge-pump topology doubles voltage, breaks DC path

Charge-pump topology doubles voltage, breaks DC path EDN.com You could do that with an astable multivibrator using discrete parts. Joseph Bagdal W8AVD. Aug 15, 2016 9:18 AM EDT. 0 | 1. Reply. sreaves22645. Hi Michael, A...

Aug 11, 2016

ERNIE

iProgrammer ERNIE - A Random Number Generator iProgrammer It is hard to believe that a whole computer could be needed just to generate some random numbers, but this was the first ERNIE's role in life and in 1957 it...

Sep 6, 2013

Dudley Buck's Forgotten Cryotron Computer

IEEE Spectrum Dudley Buck's Forgotten Cryotron Computer IEEE Spectrum Immediately following the Second World War, electrical engineers grappled with a fundamental but open question: How should electronic digital...

Mar 19, 2014

One I/O line drives shift register with strobe

EDN.com One I/O line drives shift register with strobe EDN.com Further improvement is possible by adding a monostable multivibrator circuit , like in Reference 4. Finally, we propose the simplest solution. In this...

Mar 28, 2013

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