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The Nixie Power supply

WARNING: This device deals with high voltages. It is very unwise to build it unless you fully undestand it and are aware of the risks. I take no responsibility for whateever you may inflict upon yourself and/or others directly or … Continue reading

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Etching aluminum with Ferric Chloride

Ferric Chloride is a great substance! A lot of people have it, cause it is used to etch PCBs in DIY conditions. Aside from eating away copper, FeCl3 reacts with a lot of metals, but is harmless to most paints, … Continue reading

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The nixie clock V0

As a fan of retro electronics I found it very nice to have a nixie clock. So I’m building one. It will have a few Z560 nixies and will be driven by 2x HV5630 chips. Ofcourse, it will be AVR … Continue reading

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The AVR controlled clock

The AVR controlled clock: A friend of mine needed a clock into his amplifier as an extra function. So I made him one. It consists only of one AVR processor and one BQ-M512RD (or compatible, with common anodes) LED display. … Continue reading

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The Sanity nullifier

The purpose of this device is a bit evil. Oh well, sue me. I made it as a yoke for the first of april and many more days to come. A brief description: The device beeps a short beep of … Continue reading

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The DPLC programmable controller

The DPLC is a PLC I made for my final exams at high school. It can be programmed in a simple language, has 16 inputs and 16 outputs. It can be programed with 65536 bytes, which is equal to 8192 … Continue reading

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The concealed codelock

The Concealed codelock (CC for short) is a design of mine, which can be used in a similar fashion as a safe lock, such as that on the picture above. The rotation sensor used here is just a simple 10k … Continue reading

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The Game of Life on a 20×4 character LCD

The reason for making this project is that I was always fascinated by Conways Game of Life. It’s a great demonstration of the fact that simple things with a very simple set of rules can do wonderful things: spawn more … Continue reading

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YALBlinkie

Yet Another LED Blinkie project I wanted to play with a simple RGB LED, to see how colors would mix, change and stuff. So I build my own LED and “controller”. It fades in and out a set of 9 … Continue reading

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The RETRobot – the first robot with a CRT tube

The RETRobot is a robot I designed. You may have noticed something odd on it – it’s got a CRT tube on it. I always wanted to play around with one. I didn’t need an oscilloscope – I already have … Continue reading

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