Archive for date: October 26, 2011

I make things too hard… Thanks Lee…

October 26, 2011 | electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Nothing is quite so humbling as someone coming in and showing you that you are making your problem way more complicated than it really is. Lee pointed out that I was overthinking it: that a simple 2N2222 would work just fine, and indeed, I went back over it, and realized he was right. I entered […]

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On using an IRF510 as a switch…

October 26, 2011 | electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

This posting begins with a caveat: while I’m pretty experienced as a programmer and software engineer, I’m actually a bit of newbie when it comes to electronics. I’m entirely self-taught, and because of my inherent laziness, I find it hard to learn anything before I actually need to know it. This means that I often […]

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