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Offline uranium235

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whats your 1st electronic project
« on: June 21, 2010, 11:37:00 am »
whats your 1st electronic project that you made anyone would like to share?  ;D

mine is 555 flyback driver

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 12:35:55 pm »
Gawd, that'd be more than 30 years ago...
I don't quite remember.
Ignoring the Tandy 50-in-1 kit which was my first electronics kit, my first PCB based project was probably a Talking Electronics kit, the 3 digit frequency counter if memory serves correctly.

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 01:25:32 pm »
It depends on what you mean?

My first was a light bulb and a battery.

My first proper circuit, with semiconductors, was an astable multivibrator.
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 01:56:10 pm »
MSP430 based GPS guided RC car
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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 01:57:51 pm »
Don't remember my first exactly, but my parents got me one of those
Radio Shack 200-in-1 electronic project kits, so it was probably
"Experiment #1" in that book!

My first "real" project was a Heathkit clock of some sort.  I learned
a ton about soldering and debugging in building that little clock.
I really miss Heathkit.

Scott
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 02:17:42 pm »
Hard to remember, but the first one I am pretty sure of was a crystal radio set I got for Christmas... I wasn't able to play with it until the day was almost over.

I stayed up to make it and to my disappointment I could faintly hear one channel. Guess I had high expectations at a young age.
 

Offline marianoapp

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 08:55:08 pm »
an AM radio kit that came with a magazine
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 10:51:56 pm »
My first project was a power supply using the old terminal block connectors. (See the attachment)
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 10:52:46 pm »
Actually that is not a picture of my project, but just to show the terminal block connectors used (Pointed by the arrow)
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 11:47:47 pm »
FM transmitter 1W  :)
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2010, 12:33:11 am »
trying to convert a Radio Shack armatron robot arm to computer control (a CoCo 2) back in the early 1980s when I was only 10 (I remember there was a magazine article describing the process).  I never finished it :-(
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2010, 02:11:32 am »
It was when I was 9 years old, I had my apendix rupture and the infection spread and put me in the hospital for 11 and a half months.  While I was there in bed my aunt  brought me an electronics kit.  It was some no name brand that I had to assemble the breadboard by actually inserting little clips into the backside and assembling the variable capacitor and resistor etc.    On the plus side I learned how everything functioned right away.  The first project I did in it was make an LED light up :)  The book in that kit was much like the radioshack one that Dave showed on the blog. 

First thing I purchased when I got out of the hospital was an analog multimeter from radioshack XD

lovely memories :)

Currently working with non-binary computing, no reason for it... just doing because I can ^^
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2010, 11:41:44 am »
A two transistor, two LED flasher from a Dick Smith kit. Since actually getting into the hobby though; a 555 based PWM.
 

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Re: whats your 1st electronic project
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2010, 11:46:07 am »
A two transistor, two LED flasher from a Dick Smith kit. Since actually getting into the hobby though; a 555 based PWM.
Ahh the Funway series. I remember the excitement when book 3 was published - "Every project uses an IC!"
Sadly that series is being runout now.
 


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