Posted on January 25th, 2015 4 comments
Are the laws of physics being bent?
Dave explains why free energy / over unity / quantum vacuum circuits are bullshit. And how to find out what’s really happening here by using basic engineering principles.
Can a bunch of toroids, some wire, and a simple circuit boost converter really generate more power than you put in and power 23 LED’s for 52 hours?
He goes through the claims and debunks them one-by-one.
Explains how the circuit works and then builds up the circuit and takes some measurements to show that the energy can easily come from the battery and not some quantum vacuum.
This is as much a demonstration of basic ballpark system engineering, calculations, and understand, as it is debunking.
New forum thread HERE
Posted on January 22nd, 2015 No comments
This video is a response to a forum question that asks if the RP2200 150MHz probe supplied with the DS1054Z is degrading the performance of the scope compared with the 350MHz RP3300 supplied with the DS2000.
Are there any performance differences between the two probes on a 100MHz bandwidth DS1054Z?
The forum thread in question
Posted on January 21st, 2015 12 comments
Posted on January 20th, 2015 5 comments
This week two very notable people send in mailbag items!
Book Review: Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation
Colin Mitchell from Talking Electronics
555 Timer LED scanner kit
Basic Electronics Course
Interviews with Colin Mitchell
Bil Herd, designer of the Commodore C128 among others!
Amp Hour show with Bil
An old Russian DIY Sinclair clone home computer from http://www.arcadebox.ru/
Weston Model 310 AC/DC Wattmeter from 1944!
Posted on January 15th, 2015 No comments