Archive for February, 2011

Tachometer kit construction project

Tachometer kit construction project

As mentioned previously I bought myself a small electronics kit tachometer only to find that it was all surface mount components. The supplier ikalogic send me some more tips on construction. http://www.bdmicro.com/smt/http://electronic4beginner.wordpress.com/ There were several recommendations to use a temperature

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Micro Engines

Micro Engines

Thanks to Stationary Engine Magazine, I’ve found out that some researchers at Birmingham University have been making tiny petrol engines to form power packs for portable electric devices or power micro vehicles and robots. “General hydrocarbon fuels have an energy

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Metalcraft – Metal forming tools

Metalcraft - Metal forming tools

J and C R Wood are the Hull based makers of the Metalcraft range of metal forming tools which includes: Punch & Shears Riveting/Bending/Rolling Tools Strip Worker – Five Tools in One Scroll Formers Twisters and workshop packages Barry Wood

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Surface Mounted Devices

Surface Mounted Devices

I recently purchased an electronic kit to make a tachometer, with the aim to measure the speed of my lathe and drill. Given that I’ve only got a mini sized lathe and it’s fixed speed there’s no real reason to

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