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Still Alive

December 3, 2013 Leave a comment

I figured that I should post an update on this blog in case anyone was waiting for updates on projects in here.

A lot has happened over the last two and a half years and although I haven’t worked with or used the things I developed in this blog much, they have been more than worth the effort I put into them.

The first thing to happen was that I started to do electronics as part of my full time job. That is partially thanks to this blog and the projects documented on here as it showed I had a keen interest to my employers and they decided to give me a change at doing it full time. Suffice to say, the stuff I have on here seems rather rudimentary now, although there are a few projects that I would be interested in picking up again.

I’ve also spent 6 months fixing up a house I bought with my girlfriend, who is now my wife as we got married a few weeks ago. Finally this summer just gone, I graduated from my PhD, so I’m now a doctor of engineering, although my PhD and undergraduate degree are both in systems and control engineering rather than electronics.

On another note, I’m considering changing the blog title as it would be nice to document some of the other, none electronic things I might be doing and making it more general would allow me to do this.

I’ll try and start a new project up soon. Hopefully I’ll be able to now as I’m starting to have a little more free time these days.

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Update – Electronics Tools

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Since its taken me a while to get the next stage of my bench power supply project finished, I decided it might be an idea to post another electronics guide. I’ve added a brief article to the electronics guide section on basic tools used for electronics. It will be expanded on later to include other useful tools as well as more advanced tools

I’ve tried to include links where further information can be found and where some of the tools can be bought in the UK, alongside a brief description. I’ll slowly expand these links and hopefully you will find it useful.

Updates

July 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve added a new section to the electronic guides pages. There’s now a section on capacitors and I’ve cleaned up the page on resistors.

My new chips arrived today to replace the ones I burnt so look forward to an update to my project log soon.

New stuff

July 27, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m planning on having a beginners guide as part of my blog, as such i’ve started adding some new pages.

I’ve added a quick guide to resistors with some basic info and some links to further information and I’m planning other guides for other components and techniques used in my projects so check it out and feel free to request guides, ask questions and post corrections.

impatience + soldering iron = smoke

July 26, 2010 2 comments

While wiring up another circuit at the dining table last night I rushed and connected a chip the wrong way around. Will have to order some more now and with a minimum order value from the supplier, it looks like I’ll have to order some parts for future projects too, so look forward to some new projects being posted soon

It just shows that rushing these things only makes smoke and leaves you with a useless circuit

Hello World

July 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Hello Internet, I’m TG.

Just starting out on some hobby electronics, will have some pages up soon about my first project.

I’m just starting out so most of my stuff will seem pretty basic, but i hope to keep it simple and a good place to start for other electronics hobbyists out there.

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