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fig

Village Idiot
The QWA is working fine after some fixin-uppin. I had the wires reversed on the inductor pad...no biggie but the pedal functions backwards like that and that I wasn't interested in building a "haw-haw". Mark that one Donnie. (y)

Next up (alongside all the other projects) is this breadboard do-hickey I'm working on. I had a burn-in socket for the V1000, but not the V4220 so I used an adapter board. The baking came out swell...and it fills the lab with the warm smell of freshly soldered cheeps. :LOL:

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Here's the schematic for the build from the V1000. This is the econo-model. Perfect for my attention span!

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Feral Feline

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"Haw-haw" and cheeps, important parts of any healthy breadfast diet.


Alas, the sporadic pic gremlin is back, and once again several threads aren't loading pics for me, though others are. I'll be back another day to see if the schematic shows up for me...
 
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fig

Village Idiot
Warning: This post contains NON-PEDAL CONTENT!

Man, the last week has been kooky. Okay, so the last 2 years or so have been also, but its been a little extra here. My daughter was in a pretty bad auto accident but was not injured badly. A young man ‘under the influence’ made a poor decision (as often is done while ‘under the influence’) to operate a vehicle and decided stop signs were optional or oppressive. Unfortunately, he did not fare so well. He was taken to emergency and she has not heard anymore on his condition. Please give your keys to ANY dangerous equipment to a loved one before partaking. Why? Because I said so!

I was able to finish the Electrovibe Mini and the Arachnid (at least to my satisfaction…screw the critics).

I’ve been reading about Helium mining (from what I can tell it’s a real ‘gas’) and picked up a LoRaWAN router and a few sensors to check it out. I’ll post some pictures and more info on that In case anyone has an interest…..or knows more than me and can help me out. :ROFLMAO: I hope to get a full weather station as well as possibly rolling my own sensors for a greater purpose.

I’m mostly retired but recently we were approached by a group in the UK to assist with some environmental regulatory issues. Most of W. Europe follow US guidelines have similar legislation in place, so it’s a fairly level playing field. Look out @JamieJ , et al, I may be headed your way :oops:. Then I can join in bitching about shipping costs/times, hold contests that exclude the US, and maybe even acquire a really groovy accent.😁

Onward into the fog!
 

giovanni

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Warning: This post contains NON-PEDAL CONTENT!

Man, the last week has been kooky. Okay, so the last 2 years or so have been also, but its been a little extra here. My daughter was in a pretty bad auto accident but was not injured badly. A young man ‘under the influence’ made a poor decision (as often is done while ‘under the influence’) to operate a vehicle and decided stop signs were optional or oppressive. Unfortunately, he did not fare so well. He was taken to emergency and she has not heard anymore on his condition. Please give your keys to ANY dangerous equipment to a loved one before partaking. Why? Because I said so!

I was able to finish the Electrovibe Mini and the Arachnid (at least to my satisfaction…screw the critics).

I’ve been reading about Helium mining (from what I can tell it’s a real ‘gas’) and picked up a LoRaWAN router and a few sensors to check it out. I’ll post some pictures and more info on that In case anyone has an interest…..or knows more than me and can help me out. :ROFLMAO: I hope to get a full weather station as well as possibly rolling my own sensors for a greater purpose.

I’m mostly retired but recently we were approached by a group in the UK to assist with some environmental regulatory issues. Most of W. Europe follow US guidelines have similar legislation in place, so it’s a fairly level playing field. Look out @JamieJ , et al, I may be headed your way :oops:. Then I can join in bitching about shipping costs/times, hold contests that exclude the US, and maybe even acquire a really groovy accent.😁

Onward into the fog!
Sorry to hear about the accident! I’m glad your daughter is ok.
 

andare

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Dear @fig sorry about your daughter but glad she's ok.

If you every wind up in Krakow hit me up: we'll have a non-alcoholic tantalum nightcap!

And now story time:

I have in my time driven under the influence a couple of times. This was back in the 90s when cops would just tell you to drive carefully of they caught you.
Once, after dinner with friends (I was in Italy so we drank a lot of wine) I set out to drive home in my red Fiat Panda. Actually I woke up in the middle of an intersection (fortunately empty), my car at 45 degrees across. It scared me so much I sobered up immediately and drove home very slowly. Never did it again.

Wait, there's worse. Once I pulled an all nighter while working as an interior designer. No alcohol and no coffee. In the morning I had to drive my boss to the train station and I kept falling asleep at the wheel, with him prodding me to hurry up. Never drove again after a sleepless night.

Be careful out there and don't be me.
 
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