Archive for January, 2020

Frustrations of sourcing parts

Frustrations of sourcing parts

Whether starting out with designing electronics, becoming a pro-maker or repairing obsolete kit, having a reliable source of parts can be key to success.

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Composite Medal

Composite Medal

For the 2020 PSTOIC dinner, the theme was “Something Blue”. Each year I make a medal for the dinner for the person who brings along the most interesting thing that fits the category. I like to use this as an

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Extractor switch

Extractor switch

In order to wire up the three-way switch for the extractor, I had to reverse engineer the contacts and the manual was both in Chinese and also applied to several different models and it was not clear which one I

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