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Offline DavidDLC

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http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/06/06/programmable-electronic-dummy-load/

It could be, me and some others in this forum started to build our own load based on David's project, so this means this little project has some popularity.



 

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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 05:24:51 pm »
That's a nice project.  Worth the $22 because the fine adjustment will allow a user to mimic very small loads for low power apps which is fairly common these days and makes a good battery tester.
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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 05:32:23 pm »
Dave got video on it #102
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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 07:40:46 pm »
http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/06/06/programmable-electronic-dummy-load/
It could be, me and some others in this forum started to build our own load based on David's project, so this means this little project has some popularity.

I appreciate that a lot of people think David is electronics God but it would be ridiculous to assume that he has invented regulated constant current load.

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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 08:04:52 pm »
People have been making DIY constant current loads since time began and that was around before any mention around this small part of the world.

On a different note, that's one of the pitfalls of 'Open-Hardware', it might make it up there and someone else making profit out of your work, with your blessing.
 

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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 08:30:15 pm »
Really, what is the problem? ITeadstudio published the schematics and source code of the dummy load. Grab them and use the information to build your own, if you don't want to pay them. Open hardware and open source aren't one-way streets. It works both ways.
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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 08:47:47 pm »
Really, what is the problem? ITeadstudio published the schematics and source code of the dummy load. Grab them and use the information to build your own, if you don't want to pay them. Open hardware and open source aren't one-way streets. It works both ways.
Agreed, if you don't want others using your design for profit, don't put it on the Internet.
 

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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011, 10:08:36 pm »
http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/06/06/programmable-electronic-dummy-load/
It could be, me and some others in this forum started to build our own load based on David's project, so this means this little project has some popularity.

I appreciate that a lot of people think David is electronics God but it would be ridiculous to assume that he has invented regulated constant current load.

Dang it, how can people misunderstand things. I said "popularity", not that he invented it.

This is one example of how this project have some popularity or visibility:

http://hackaday.com/2010/08/06/dummy-loads-and-heat-sinks/
 

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Re: Dummy load, did they take advantage of David's popularity ?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2011, 11:25:01 pm »
I appreciate that a lot of people think David is electronics God but it would be ridiculous to assume that he has invented regulated constant current load.

Well yeah, it's hardly new! ;D

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