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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Electronic Surplus - Obsolete Rare Components

They are Experts with hard to find electronic parts from audio ICs and devices, to transformers and relays. An inventory that is made up of obsolete and active items.

Electronic Surplus - Obsolete Rare Components

Surplus Electronics: Switches, Capacitors, Transformers, Connectors, Motors, Meters & Analog Indicators, Semiconductors and More.

Sell or Dispose your stagnant inventories or unused items to Electronic Surplus. This is a Green Solution, Recycle, it also helps small entrepreneurs do something new. Remember old parts may corrode and get infested if idle for long. Electrolytics and Batteries do not have a good shelf life.

Electronic Surplus - Obsolete Rare Components

"E.S.I. was started by Clyde Daniels back before 1930 when he was selling all types of material he then progressed to Military surplus after World War 2 when his son Dick joined him after serving on PT boats in the Navy and Dick mother Ida Maye completed the family operation."

Electronic Surplus Inc
8755 Munson Road #6, MENTOR, OH 44060

Saturday, March 26, 2011

LM3914 - Versatile and Easy use Display

The LM3914 is a monolithic integrated circuit that senses analog voltage levels and drives 10 LEDs, providing a linear analog display. A single pin changes the display from a moving dot to a bar graph. Current drive to the LEDs is regulated and programmable, eliminating the need for resistors. This feature is one that allows operation of the whole system from less than 3V.

LM3914 - Versatile and Easy use Display
  • Drives LEDs, LCDs or vacuum fluorescents
  • Bar or dot display mode externally selectable by user
  • Expandable to displays of 100 steps
  • Internal voltage reference from 1.2V to 12V
  • Operates with single supply of less than 3V
  • LED driver outputs are current regulated, open-collectors
The circuit contains its own adjustable reference and accurate 10-step voltage divider. The low-bias-current input buffer accepts signals down to ground, or V-, yet needs no protection against inputs of 35V above or below ground. The buffer drives 10 individual comparators referenced to the precision divider. Indication non-linearity can thus be held typically to ½%, even over a wide temperature range.

My LM3914 Circuits

Millivolt Meter using a LM3914 LED Dot Display
Millivolt Meter using a LM3914 LED Dot Display

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wireless Home Power Monitor - Tweet-a-Watt

This is an Embedded Project using a XBee. Makes an Energy/Watt/Power Meter into a Wireless Intelligent Sensor.

These Sensors are Interfaced to a PC using another XBee. The Data Acquired can be Displayed(monitor), Logged (sql/csv) and Analyzed (graphs/reports). Then you can form a set of Green Resolutions and Implement them.

Tweet-a-Watt! A safe and simple wireless power monitor

Tweet-a-Watt! A safe and simple wireless power monitor

Tweet-a-Watt starter pack

Monitor upto 1.5 KW, You have to own a Kill-A-Watt device to Add-On this Kit to Web Enable it. Each plug transmits the power usage at that outlet to a central computer receiver. The receiver can then log, graph and report the data.

OscilloScopes for the DIY Enthusiast

Here are some Hobby Scopes that might even be quite professional if you develop them further. They are virtual instruments. Making Scopes with tablets may be much more easy now.

The ┬ÁSCOPE - A poorman's oscilloscope
The oscilloscope is still one of the most important measurement tools of the electronic engineer. With the advent of the often very reasonably priced USB scopes, such an instrument is now within reach of every body.

OscilloScopes for the DIY Enthusiast

Digital oscilloscope - Build a simple Inexpensive digital oscilloscope. Single channel, about 100 MSPS. RS-232 based.

xoscope is a digital oscilloscope using input from a sound card orEsounD and/or a ProbeScope/osziFOX and will soon support Bitscopehardware. Includes 8 signal displays, variable time scale, math,memory, measurements, and file save/load.

xoscope - digital oscilloscope for Linux

MHZ100Q is a low cost FPGA-based high speed data acquisition system. Version 2 is a standalone board containing 2, 100MHz 8-bit A/D channels, preamp, 7th order elliptical antialiasing filters, and a Xilinx FPGA.

MHZ100Q - Open Source FPGA-based 100MHz A/D

A USB interface is implemented in the FPGA firmware. Power comes from the USB bus. Schematics, VHDL and Verilog source code, and signal capture and display software are available and being posted.