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recommend a wireless video camera?
I need to put a wireless video camera on a mobile system. I would like it to stream video live to a remote station. It'd be ideal if it streamed to a computer, but an analog...
Sun. Jul 24, 2011 - 03:19 AM
Soldering projects for girls
I need to find a soldering project for a twenty something girl. I would like it to do something at least remotely useful/interesting. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks!
Sun. Jun 26, 2011 - 08:53 PM
100 mil, 1 row IDC connector and cable?
Hi - I designed a board using Molex SL connectors. I like them because they're easy to prototype with. We were making a couple of these so I figured that it didn't matter much...
Thu. Jun 16, 2011 - 07:33 PM
Source for network analyzer calibration kit?
Hi - I would like to pick up a calibration kit for a 3GHz network analyzer that uses SMA connectors. The Agilent recommended one is over $3K. Anybody know of a cheaper solution?...
Tue. Jun 7, 2011 - 11:20 PM
Dark gray soot on failed wire that broke - what is it?
Hi - I repaired a broken laptop power cord last night. The cable consisted of a center conductor with PVC insulation and then a braided conductor around the outside of the PVC,...
Mon. May 9, 2011 - 03:45 AM
Identify the schematic capture program!
Hi - I'm looking through these schematics: http://ww1.microchip.com/downloa... (they start on page 51) and I noticed that they do not appear to have been made with any software...
Tue. Apr 26, 2011 - 09:07 PM
volume pricing for PCBs (100K+ units)
Hi - does anybody have a good feel for how volume pricing of PCBs works? It is mostly based on technology + board area? ie 2 million of a 2in^2 PCB would cost the same as 1...
Mon. Feb 28, 2011 - 09:29 PM
Critique my touch sensor code please!
Hi - I'm trying to develop a touch sensor algorithm. I've tried two techniques and, unfortunately, am getting very similar results. I'm getting a couple ADC count change,...
Fri. Feb 11, 2011 - 09:15 PM
Standard pot pinout?
Hi - I'm planning on using this pot (specifically, the RK09D1130A1L in a board. I want to mark on the silkscreen of my PCB what direction means what. Problem is - I can't tell...
Wed. Dec 8, 2010 - 03:19 AM
How to legally use USB as a power supply (without a chip)
Hi - I'm working on a fairly simple PCB that will use USB for power. Why USB? I want to be able to hand this out to people and have them be able to power it easily. Without...
Wed. Dec 8, 2010 - 01:39 AM
Custom LiPo cell manufacture
Hi - I need to have some custom Lithium-polymer battery cells manufactured. (not the pack - but the cell itself). Volume is in the millions. Anybody know of a vendor that can do...
Tue. Dec 7, 2010 - 10:19 PM
Thoughts about Panasonic components?
Hi - a colleague hates Panasonic. He says that they only manufacture parts for their own products and sell off what components remain to companies like Digi-Key. Thus you can...
Mon. Oct 4, 2010 - 12:37 AM