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  1. grunt

    grunt Guest

    I'm thinking of developing a product line of circuits that 'techies',
    educators, science researchers, and some engineers could use.

    I'm asking for your suggestions.

    What I'm thinking of so far is simple analog circuit boards, populated
    with SMT components, that are adjustable (can be tweaked over a wide
    range). Basic op amp, comparator, instrumentation amps, filters,
    differential versions, wideband versions, etc.
    In two forms; Bareboard with trim pots, switches, and screw terminal
    conection, and enclosed versions with standard controls and banana or
    bnc/sma connections.

    Of course, most 'techies' make their own circuits, but I could see
    junior engineers and scientists enjoying the luxury of having a simple
    'development' board they can try and tweak in their system rather than
    spend too much money or time.
    Those are my ideas.

    It would be interesting, very interesting, to see what kind of circuits
    you folks think might be viable. It doesn't have to be simple.

    What do you think ?
     
  2. KoKlust

    KoKlust Guest

    Of course, most 'techies' make their own circuits, but I could see
    Hmm so your plan is basically to make some modules that can be tied together
    in order to form a reconfigurable system. And the modules can be trimmed to
    match the application.

    I dare to doubt if it would be really interesting to work with 'black box'
    modules. I think it is more interesting to tie together 'basic' resistors,
    caps and transistors.
    With special modules it will be hard to explain the blackboxes so well that
    the user knows exactly what each potmeter/trimcap serves for. The knowledge
    that you get about the box is not so useful as the knowledge about the real
    resistors / capacitors / transistors / opamps / comparators.

    Do you know the Philips 'experimental boxes'? Below was the one that made me
    enthousiastic for electronics:
    http://www.rrd.demon.nl/Philips experimenteerdozen/Electronic expert lab grundstufe c.htm

    The only 'module' there was a robust opamp with decoupling and some
    compensation circuitry, the rest was discrete wire components. A system with
    special 'springs' enabled rather reliable connecting.

    What I liked:
    1) many nice applications possible, ranging from humidity sensor, bistable
    and monostable multivibrators to 'beeping' devices and even a heterodyne AM
    radio receiver.
    2) good documentation so you can understand what you build
    3) cheap components readily available for replacement or expansion.
     
  3. A device that from a short distance can stimulate the pleasure centre in the
    brain(?) of a Female thus making her belive that she is actually enjoing her
    techie date enough to get her clothes off laterrrr.

    Or a device that would hypnotise women to get their clothes off.

    Or maybe a device that can be sold for enough money to get certain womens
    clothes off - that saves engineering time too.

    SIGH

    Maybe settle for a device that can be exchanged for about 10 pints at the
    local, which will make any slag look attractive and increase the odds of
    scoring to 1 ..... ok, as long as one can get away before she turns
    wherewolf in the morning.


    ;-)
     
  4. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Sno-o-o-o-ort! Must be tough to be young and pussy-hunting all the
    time ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  5. Young (!), Hehe: *any* personal problem can be turned into an advantage -
    look at Hugh Heffner, a looser geek who made a magazine with pictures of
    nekkid wimmyn so he could at least get to ogle the models while they took
    the pictures ....
     
  6. Better keep it secret. If she gets her own, males will be obsolete.
     
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