Wireless Outlet Channel

IMG_7393For the past five years I have used wireless outlet adapters to control my Christmas lights. These things normally work really well for outside lights and on the Christmas tree. However, this year my wife and I noticed that the lights were on when returning home.

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Electronic Dummy Load

20131108_204018 I find the best way for me to learn anything is through practical application. To that end I came across an interesting video blog by Dave Jones (www.eevblog.com), detailing the design of a electronic dummy load. For my next project I thought it would be useful to have a constant current dummy load in the lab (aka garage), so I decided to build up the circuit Dave Jones demonstrates in his video.

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C# Basic Calculator

calculatorscreenshot I have always had a fascination with programming, but really never spent enough time to become proficient at any one language. In repose to that idea I have decided to dip my feet in the waters of C#.

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Cheap Panel Meters

IMG_9902 Buying stuff off of Ebay is always a little hit or miss. You almost have to just take the plunge and hope you don't get burned. That is exactly what I did for a couple new panel meters.

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24 Volt DC Power Supply

IMG_9870 I was recently asked if I could build a 24 volt AC to DC power supply; something similar to a laptop power adapter. I thought this would be a nice little project and I wondered how much of it could be done with spare parts resourced from other electronics. The only requirements imposed on this project were as followed. Beyond these few requirements I was free do as I pleased:

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