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Offline westfw

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Includes nearly complete online archives of Popular Electronics, Radio Electronics, and Byte Magazine (plus many others!)

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
 

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Re: "four million pages" of broadcast/consumer/hobbyist electronics history
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 11:13:25 pm »
I love that site, a really good resource for those old perodicals we use to love to read. :)
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Re: "four million pages" of broadcast/consumer/hobbyist electronics history
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 12:12:44 am »
YES, some great stuff in those magazines.
I learned most of what I know about electronics from reading those as a kid.
I probably studied them more than my formal school assignments   :o
 

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Re: "four million pages" of broadcast/consumer/hobbyist electronics history
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 03:43:40 am »
There is a lot of stuff in those old magazines that is seldom explained any more; like how a UART works (at the flip-flop level, more or less.)
 

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Re: "four million pages" of broadcast/consumer/hobbyist electronics history
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 02:14:45 pm »
There is a lot of stuff in those old magazines that is seldom explained any more; like how a UART works (at the flip-flop level, more or less.)
I always thought it would be cool to wirewrap together a 16550 using TTL.


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Re: "four million pages" of broadcast/consumer/hobbyist electronics history
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 03:47:59 pm »
I always thought it would be cool to wirewrap together a 16550 using TTL.
It wasn't that much fun back in the day before they were available as an integrated circuit.
I remember the first time I went to Western Digital to pick up a whole flat of 40-pin WD 1402 chips for our multiplexer project.
 


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