Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Since Im fairly rusty on electronics I find myself having to lookup these few images alot while building my solar circuit.

Transistor Layout:
2N3904, NPN Transistor

2N3906 PNP Transistor

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Nocturnal Solar Engines

I found Nocturnal Solar engines while poking around on the net and I am very very interested in them. I also found out about supercaps which can hold huge amounts of power (1F and up).

So while I dont have any circuits yet, here are the links Im using as references.

Beam Circuits - A fantastic source of info
Interactive Mud - a blog entry detailing his build of the same solar engine I plan to build. Made it alot easier for me to understand the circuit and also he provided a full part list.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Cool Cake

How cool is that cake !!!!!
Found it while looking up a transistor, be sure to checkout the photo gallery.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Simple at89s52 programmer

Simple at89s52 programmer

Made this programmer today, found the link through 8051projects.

Its simple because it does not use a buffer chip, which the 1st one I attempted did. My only issue I had really is I put a transistor in backwards :P

Will upload some snaps later.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Project working :)

Got my project working nicely. I hacked up a xmms plugin and added some comport code (alot of tweaking later) and viola.
Full write up will come later when I find the time.

Quick video below showing it doing its thing to Korn - Dead bodies Everywhere.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Working out why it doesnt work :P

My new thread on 8051 projects

Currently trying to figure out how to calculate the baud rate.

Will post more when I know more.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

1st Stage solved, onto second.

Well all I needed todo was connect VCC to V+ and it worked as expected (see forum thread for info). Now Im onto the second stage controlling the leds via a comport interface. Following the 8051projects RS232 tutorial I have knocked up my scheme. Will order parts and continue the fun.

Stage 2 project Scheme: