Saturday, June 20, 2009
Excelta - Precision Hand Tools
"Excelta Corporation was founded in 1957 by Jerome Dalseme. Mr. Dalseme has been credited with introducing many tools for electronics assembly that remain as the most popular assembly tools today."
IntelliTweeze R-C-L TweezerMeters
Dual display read-out dominant and secondary parameter, Auto range, Three test frequencies, Analog Bar Graph, Audio Feed, DC Voltage measurements. Trace mode - oscilloscope display. Measures Continuity with beeper, Measures Diode Polarity.
This four star IntelliTweeze is a quick and easy way of testing and troubleshooting many types of components. It will measure resistance, capacitance, inductance, continuity and diode Polarity. It comes complete with a charging stand.
60 Easy Street Buellton, CA 93427
Current product line consists of BASIC Stamp microcontrollers and development software, SX chips and programmer/debuggers, project boards, sensors, educational tools, robotics kits, accessories and the Propeller chip.
- BASIC Stamp Microcontroller
- Propeller General Information
- Robot Information
- Propeller Articles, Software and Documentation
- Javelin Software and Documentation Downloads
"The SX-Key USB is Parallax's primary development tool for the SX line of microcontrollers. Used with the SX-Key USB software, this tool can program SX chips in-system and perform in-circuit source-level debugging."
Friday, June 19, 2009
"This site contains lots of embedded control and robotics projects that I've developed over the years. Many were featured in past articles in Nuts & Volts magazine, and in my book, Build Your Own Robot! Others were projects that I've shown at various meetings of the Seattle Robotics Society (SRS). And I offer here many powerful tools that I've created for working with the Motorola 68hc11 and 68hc12 microcontrollers." - Karl Lunt
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Getting Started in Electronics - Forrest M Mims III
Other Books -
- The Forrest Mims engineer's notebook
- The Forrest Mims circuit scrapbook
Mims was interested in science at an early age, and he built an analog computer as a high school science fair project in 1960. While memorizing his Latin class vocabulary words, Mims conceived a computer that could translate twenty words from one language to another.
Forrest M. Mims III is an American amateur scientist
The input was six potentiometers (variable resistors) each having a dial with 26 letters. Entering the first six letters of the word on the potentiometers set a total electrical resistance. The memory of known words was a bank of 20 screwdriver-adjustable trimmer resistors.