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January 2018

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Floppy Disk Controller

My Story: What Might Have Been

John Moorhead has learned many lessons in life. He shares his story as a young EE student in the need of work. He lands the perfect job with a fledging startup, in the back of a motorcycle shop, that could skyrocket him to the top of his career.

The challenging production of a floppy disk controller.
The Alarm

Introduction to Alarms

Sensors are in everything from cars and phones to coffee pots and handheld games, but if they're not watching your windows and doors, how do you know if your things are safe?

Experiment with a few detection methods of your own.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, which is why it is so important to have detectors in your house. When carbon monoxide enters the body it attaches to the red blood cells and takes up space that normally carries oxygen.

Learn how they work.

Etching Your Own Circuit BoardEtching Your Own Circuit Board

This is a great video that teaches you how to etch your own circuit board. A majority of printed circuit boards are made by bonding a layer of copper over the entire substrate, then removing unwanted copper after applying a temporary mask (by etching), leaving only the desired copper traces.

Learn how to etch your own circuit board.

PotsThe Largest Selection of Potentiometers

They may be small and seemingly inconsequential, but as any designer will attest, every component is critical. Averaging only an inch or two, it’s easy to forget about potentiometers. Perfect for precision circuitry, calibrating instruments and setting current on power amplifiers.

Linear and Audio Taper, Trimmer, Precision Pots and more!