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  1. Honestly, It has been several months since I have used either. I think that linux could be consitered more mature, as far more people use is and work on improving it. But If you want something closer to the original roots; like System IV, bsd is what would be closest. If anyone feels that they may have an intrest in linux, but is not dedicated enough to install it on their system (or if the system is not their own to begin with). There is a live cd out, that runs the entire os on cd-rom, and a ramdisk: it is called knoppix, try it, you have nothing to lose: http://knoppix.com/. It has come a long way from version 3.2, and even supports ntfs.
  2. you mean an ohmmeter? it measures resesance (conductivity)
  3. tweak232

    Heat Guns

    Are these used to soder on smd, or what is their purpose?
  4. oh, thx mp. All along I thought 57006 was supposed to be a HEX number, and was confused because there were an odd # of didgits.
  5. I don't get it. Pls explain. http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/coder/6596/
  6. Ok, I did that and now it is working fine. thx
  7. tweak232


    First i bougt a kit, I got one from radioshack, which it fairly nice as it includes breadboard, components, and 2 workbooks on digital and analog circuts. I have nothing to compare it to, but I just bought a sodering iron, so I would work on using the breadboad first, then later buy a sodering iron, once you get it I would try to only do simple soders first (like aligator clips), there are sodering turorials somewhere if you look.
  8. I just got a new iron and heated it up, but didn't tin the tip immedietly and now it won't heat the soder, except places that don't look oxidized. What should I do, just sandpaper it, and what should I do to keep my tip in good condition?
  9. Look here http://www.electronics-lab.com/projects/rf/index.html. That should give you a pretty good idea.
  10. Is this similar to the effect you get when your short out a switch with your finger, and the harder you press, the less resistance your skin has? I don't plan on putting on any more pressure than what can be exherted by pressing it your finger.
  11. My idea is to make a pressure sensetive switch, that can be used universally, kind of like the pressure sensetive buttons on a ps2 controller. Does anyone have any ideas? Maby a linear Pot with a strong spring under it, allowing less resistance the farther you push and thus the more pressure you put on it.
  12. Wow, I found that very helpfull and interesting, it gave me some insight on surface mount sodering, especially with the toaster oven. Does anyone know if the stuff re-liquifies if it is put back in an oven, ex- resodering?
  13. Thanks, anyone else have a place where they buy logic?
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