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BUILD YOUR OWN FUNKY STEAMPUNK DISPLAY

I use LCD displays in almost every project. However, in this modern age of steampunk, I stumbled on something much cooler — 1” high seven-segment electromechanical displays (EMDs) that go clickity, click. Here is an ambitious project that features five 1941 vintage rotary phone step-by-step (SXS) switches. These EMDs are the perfect match to display the dialed digits.

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If You Bought an ELECTROLYTIC or FILM CAPACITOR
From Distributors Since 2002
You Could GET MONEY From Settlements Totaling
Approximately $35 MILLION

Capicitors Direct Case - If you bought capacitors, you could get money. Hitachi, Soshin Electronics, Rubycon, Holy Stone and Nippon/United Chemi-Con have agreed to Settlements resolving claims that they allegedly fixed the prices of certain Capacitors. This may have caused individuals and businesses to pay more for Capacitors.

To receive information about the claims process or future settlements, register at www.capacitorsindirectcase.com.

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The Transistor Radio

THE TRANSISTOR RADIO

In 1954, the world was a far different place than it is now. Almost anything electronic required vacuum tubes — an invention dating back to the beginning of the 20th century that had yet to be improved on. Collecting early transistor radios that date back to 1954 is a fun hobby. Here's some history on how it all came about.

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RESTORING THE WORLD'S FIRST TRANSISTOR RADIO

When Texas Instruments developed a process to mass produce transistors in the early 1950s, they wanted to show the advantages over tubes and decided a transistor pocket radio would be just the ticket. When I finally got my hands on one of these unique units, I wanted to bring it back to its original working condition.

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How To: Breadboarding

HOW TO: BREADBOARDING

The goal of breadboarding is to mount electronic components on a supporting substrate and make all of the necessary electrical connections that result in a functional electronic device.

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