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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Oct 12, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    hai everyone
     
  2. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    There are no simple electronic designs.

    John
     
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  4. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Maybe he merely means "simple circuits". ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  5. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    But really, think about someone who knows nothing about electronics,
    who needs maybe a simple time delay. We'd say, use a 555 timer, or a
    relay and a big r-c, or something equally easy. What's his chances of
    building something that actually works?

    And why do people think they can find "a simple circuit" to do complex
    things, like NTSC-to-PAL conversion or such? They wouldn't expect to
    find a simple diagram to build, say, their own helicopter, so why do
    they think circuits should be simple?

    Oh, we gotta go now and see the mayor.

    John
     
  6. Gibbo

    Gibbo Guest

    The beauty of working in this field is that everyone outside it KNOWS
    just how simple electronics really is. I mean, it's just a bunch of
    wires and switches right? How hard can it be?
     
  7. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    You think that's bad in electronics...try electro-optics. Most software
    people think that the way to do anything optical is to point a webcam at
    it and crunch the daylights out of the resulting crappy video.

    Cheers,

    Phil Hobbs
     
  8. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    Optics... that's just a few standard lenses and mirrors, right?

    John
     
  9. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Optics... that's just a few standard lenses and mirrors, right?[/QUOTE]

    Remember Edmund Scientific's catalog? That used to be fun to look
    through.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  10. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Before it got insanely expensive. They now have an "amateur" division,
    Anchor Optics, that's merely very expensive.

    John
     
  11. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    Software is even easier! It's just a bunch of letters of the
    alphabet strung together and then converted to a bunch of ones
    and zeros strung together, right? How hard can it be?

    Biology and medicine is REALLY easy! It's all just a bunch of
    C's G's A's and T's strung together, right? How hard can it be?

    Multidimensional string theory is... uhhh... understanding
    the female mind is... errr... Quantum mechanics is... OK,
    bad examples.


    "It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult
    to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to
    management than the creation of a new system. For the
    initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the
    preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm
    defenders in those who gain by the new ones."
    --Nicolo Machiavelli
     
  12. Winfield

    Winfield Guest

    R
    ,-------/\/\------, V-BATT - 1.6
    _|_ | I-LED = ------------
    | | V = 3V _|_ R
    |___| Alkaline, _\ /_
    | two cells | red LED
    '-----------------'
     
  13. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    The applicable sense of the use of simple:

    a. Having or manifesting little sense or intelligence.
    b. Uneducated; ignorant.
    c. Unworldly or unsophisticated.

    This is what they mean when they ask for simple. This type of OP (who
    may be an EE undergrad or recent graduate) is confused and unresponsive
    even when presented with the simplest practical circuit, they are a
    waste of time. Undereducated should be included in b.
     
  14. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    Well, there you are, doing higher mathematics already!

    John
     
  15. I learned a lot from a great book, IC Applications, from
    Radio Shack, I used in conjuction with the IC spec
    manual. A lot of good stuff on OP-amp circuits.
    Ken
     
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