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Robert Atkins
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54 votes
5 answers
11k views

I don't care how a transistor works, how do I get one to work?

11 votes
2 answers
1k views

Sockets or pins, and why?

9 votes
3 answers
986 views

Can I replace this circuit with an IC?

9 votes
9 answers
6k views

What sensor should I use to determine if my project is moving?

8 votes
2 answers
10k views

Aside from cost, is there any disadvantage to using thicker wire than required?

8 votes
2 answers
3k views

Short circuit protection for high current wearable: fuse, polyswitch, TBU, circuit breaker, something else?

8 votes
2 answers
11k views

Tips for wire-to-pad and wire-to-wire soldering?

8 votes
7 answers
54k views

How do I find the maximum "discharge C rating" of a battery?

6 votes
1 answer
4k views

Current measurement with a multimeter: how am I doing it wrong?

5 votes
4 answers
3k views

Is my butane soldering iron's tip dead? (pic)

5 votes
2 answers
473 views

How should I design a power bus for a wearable project?

5 votes
1 answer
426 views

Understanding capacitors

4 votes
3 answers
645 views

What are these wires with pre-attached connectors called?

4 votes
1 answer
224 views

Why not run high power truck-mounted electronics from the truck's engine?

3 votes
2 answers
296 views

Why are these similarly spec'd DC-DC converters an order of magnitude different in price?

3 votes
2 answers
2k views

Mechanical connectors for flexible PCBs?

3 votes
2 answers
268 views

Are the ratings on a bench supply absolute or do they imply total power output?

3 votes
2 answers
8k views

How should I connect multiple Lithium Polymer battery packs in parallel?

3 votes
2 answers
1k views

Does a 4-pin XLR cable actually contain 4 separate conductors? Alternatives?

2 votes
4 answers
4k views

Low pass audio filter design

2 votes
3 answers
6k views

How can I charge my beard trimmer's Li Ion battery from USB?

1 vote
2 answers
10k views

What are the tolerances for the maximum current a battery can supply?

1 vote
2 answers
942 views

Is it practical to build a wearable project that draws 9A @ 12V?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Ghetto crimping tool for FCI "Clincher" connectors?

1 vote
1 answer
367 views

What kind of socket for a 5-position 0.067 pitch part?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

When is a 6.3V capacitor not a 6.3V capacitor?

1 vote
3 answers
1k views

Protecting a circuit from the effects of a capacitor's charging

0 votes
1 answer
815 views

5V TTL signals over 4m or so?

0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why is this 10pF capacitor reading 79pF?

0 votes
2 answers
152 views

Can I feed a 5V boost converter with 4xNiMH cells?