As the title suggests, this is a place for tips, tricks and things to turn over and over in the mind...
OK - so I have this rather heavy copy-paper cabinet that also was built to be a laser printer stand.
I'm thinking, "Hey! This might make a light-duty safe - if I could lock it up somehow".
With that, I'm off to Home Depot to buy the hasps, bolts and locks for the project.
Everything was going along smoothly until I realized that where I had drilled holes to mount a hasp left me no easy access to add lock
Updated 07-03-2013 at 08:22 PM by davejames
So I'm working at home one day and wish to pipe some tunes on the laptop over to my lab's audio system.
This means that a conversion between 1/8" stereo jack to standard RCA jacks is required.
What to do...what to do...?
As had been said, "a picture is worth a thousand words" - well, maybe 999 in this case!
Updated 07-03-2013 at 08:21 PM by davejames
What is it you say?
First off, it's a blend of wood (plywood to be exact - ERCO!) and technology.
Secondly, it's a demonstration of prototyping the old school way. Yes, those are solder strip lugs!
Thirdly, it's the prototype of an audio power amp with which I've been tinkering.
The heart is a power op-amp from STM:
Fifty watt capable with the appropriate power supply
So I find this nifty keen part from Maxim that should fill the bill to a tee.
The only problem is it's in a microscopic SMD package!
What to do?
Hack out a small piece of perf-board, thread in some bare 30AWG wire, glue the small-a$$ pack to the board, and carefully (oh, so carefully) tack solder the wires to the pads.
Updated 05-13-2012 at 02:48 AM by davejames
New arrival from Jameco today!
Why did I wait so long to get one?
Updated 04-15-2012 at 10:31 PM by davejames