Tag Archives: circuit

Experimenting with Buck Converters

If you’re like me, the first thing you do when wiring up a new circuit is to connect the power and ground rails (with the power source initially turned off… maybe).  And you’ve probably got at least one power supply … Continue reading

Posted in Just For Fun, Tutorials/Educational | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The Great [Volume] Leveler (AVR Audio Compressor)

Like many people, I have fairly diverse taste in music.  My media library holds tracks from Bach, Beethoven, Billy Joel, Bonobo, Brent Lamb, Brahms, Brian Hughes, and the Bee Gees (to name just the “B” section).  I love variety.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Hobbies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Pure Analog Servo Control

Hobby servos, such as the one pictured at right, are wonderfully useful little devices.  You’ll find them moving control surfaces on model planes, in steering linkages on RC cars, and even in the feeding mechanism of an automatic ping-pong ball … Continue reading

Posted in Hobbies, Tutorials/Educational | Tagged , , , , , , , | 25 Comments