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Is it worth putting time or money into this CD player?

Cheap CD player hisses. Worth the trouble to diagnose or fix? [more inside]
posted by lakeroon on Nov 22, 2009 - 5 answers

I need help understanding FETs.

I need some electronics help - why is this FET not doing what I expect it to? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Nov 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Looking for Oscilloscope Recommendations

I'm a hobbyist looking to buy an oscilloscope, and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by DMan on Nov 15, 2009 - 17 answers

There's an app for that

How can I trigger a relay using my (non jailbroken) iPod touch? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Nov 14, 2009 - 7 answers

What are some good iPod speakers?

Looking to buy some speakers for my iPod which I have absolutely no experience with. Looking for something in the $150 - $200ish range. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Nov 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling. Priorities are durability, lightness, and battery life, in that order. Performance is not too important, but it must run Windows 7 like a champ. Willing to consider netbooks. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Greengineering

Save Our Planet Filter: My girlfriend is doing a "green energy" engineering project and needs inspiration. This is a project for an electrical engineering class in college so give us your coolest ideas for green energy projects. [more inside]
posted by thekiltedwonder on Oct 28, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I buy a Tonium Pacemaker?

Should I buy a Pacemaker if I am not a DJ and don't have all that much dance music? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Oct 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Math Symbol Mystery

I've never seen this mathematical symbol used this way before. Can anyone tell me what it means? [more inside]
posted by mazniak on Oct 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Modern TV Needed

Help me find a new LCD television for my modern guest bedroom. [more inside]
posted by shew on Oct 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for a camcorder with composite input

Do you know of any camcorders or portable video recorders with composite (analog) input? [more inside]
posted by jstech on Oct 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Who owns the button patent?

Does anyone own a patent for the button? As in, the button you press to turn on your tv, or to dial your phone, or to nuke the planet from orbit. not the button on your shirt. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Oct 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Electronics! NYC! Quickly!

Where can I find a cheap network cable tester, tomorrow morning, in NYC? [more inside]
posted by provolot on Oct 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Electronic Catan

I want to create a customized Settlers of Catan board. For the purposes of this question, it could also be a custom Monopoly board. I want the pieces ( cities / hotels ) to light up when they are placed on the board. I know I would put LED's in each piece, but besides that, I am not sure if or how I could power up the LED's. I am not an electrical engineer, but magnets, watch batteries or inductive charging sound good to me. Help me make an awesome electronic board game!
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find a great handheld GPS for Geocaching!

I'm looking to buy a personal handheld GPS unit mainly for hiking and geocaching. Recommend an awesome model for me! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Sep 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Looking for Berlin's Akihabara

Few hours after work travel in Berlin and looking for local Akihabara or good electronics store. Any place close to S/U-bahn is ok.
posted by elpapacito on Aug 25, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I cook a 65-degree egg in my own house?

sous-vide-Filter: I have a pot of water and I can buy an immersion heater or aquarium heater, but how do I control it to maintain an arbitrary temperature 40-100C within 1 degree, for cheap? External themostats for homes and microbreweries and aquaria seems to top out at 32C, and cost upwards of 50$. Scientific water baths and ovens cost $800+. And my oven is not accurate enough. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Aug 24, 2009 - 13 answers

What is the best universal charger to reduce cable clutter, esp while travelling?

What is the best universal charger to reduce cable clutter, esp while travelling? [more inside]
posted by shalam on Aug 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me sell stuff knowledgably

I'm about to start work in an electronics shop (mobile phones, hifis, computers etc) and would love some tips. [more inside]
posted by dance on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Waterproof potentiometer?

Attention electronics tinkerers: I need to find a waterproof potentiometer without breaking my budget, and I'm not having much luck. Long-winded explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by plowhand on Aug 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Are we being punked?

In order to fix a malfunctioning printer we have been told to unplug it and hold down the power button for one minute to release static. Are we being punked? [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on Aug 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me wire a wireless doorbell switch.

Help me wire a wireless doorbell switch. [more inside]
posted by Big_B on Aug 12, 2009 - 5 answers

For the price of two adapters, I could have just bought new speakers.

Cheap and electronically disinclined: please help me figure out how to use this AC/DC adapter to power my computer speakers. [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Aug 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Table Hockey in the dark?

Table Hockey in the dark? [more inside]
posted by DrAlbin on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I strip a USB cable?

How can I strip a USB cable? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Aug 1, 2009 - 15 answers

I need to find a giood electronics SUPPLY shop in NYC.

Looking for an electronics supply store in NYC. LEDs, resistors, kits. Not boomboxes, televisions and Playstations. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Where to buy electronic components in Los Angeles

Looking for somewhere to buy electronic components in Los Angeles, possibly in bulk ammounts. Things like resistors, capacitors, op-amps, LEDs. I'm imagining a great big store with aisles and aisles of switches, knobs, project enclosures, components, wires and soldering irons. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jul 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Gear Porn

Tomorrow, my boyfriend and I will be photographed nude and somewhat covered in electronics (music making equipment and cords). Is there anyway to attach expensive, somewhat heavy mixers and controllers to our bodies? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Why is my hair dryer flashing green inside?

Should I eat use this? Cheapo hair dryer suddenly flashing green light inside. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jul 6, 2009 - 8 answers

What computer offers me the best bang for my buck?

I've got $500.00 to spend for a new computer. I want to get the most bang for my buck. My needs are: - Play music - Edit and view photos - Edit and view videos - Create DVDs & Surf the Internet. My past history has been in PCs. I am open to building my own computer. So what should I get?
posted by jserdula on Jun 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Bringing electronics stateside: Headache or no?

Returning to the States from Austria with electronic equipment: What to worry about at customs? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jun 22, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I jump into hobbyist electronics?

Soon, I'm going to have a nice cash bonus at work and about two weeks of vacation time. I don't have enough money for a travel-vacation, so I figured I'd turn it into a learning-vacation: I'm going to focus on playing guitar, but also, I'd like to learn some 101-DIY electronics projects. I adored Lego Mindstorms as a kid, then kind of gave it up for awhile. Now I'm looking for something similar. More inside! [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jun 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Playing iPod Videos an TV

How do I play videos from my iPod Nano on my Phillips television? My Phillips is a flat screen and has a USB port on the side, which my iPod can dock to. When I connect them, the television even recognizes that an iPod is connected, but doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Any ideas?
posted by gm2007 on Jun 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Should I fix my LCD TV or replace it?

Should I fix my LCD TV or replace it? Our 18-month-old LCD TV has died. Tech support says it's probably the "main board." We're outside the warranty period. Repairs (including shipping) will probably run to at least half the cost of simply replacing it. [more inside]
posted by underthehat on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

What mini camcorder should I choose?

Which mini HD camcorder should I buy—the Kodak Zi6 or the Flip MinoHD? [more inside]
posted by ismaelsobek on Jun 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Foosball, meet LED Sensor

How to rig up a foosball table to measure velocity of goals? [more inside]
posted by mikeyk on Jun 15, 2009 - 9 answers

What is the max value of things I can bring to Peru?

How many laptops can I legally bring to Peru? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jun 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Most recommended roomba, hopefully sub-$200

Most recommended roomba, hopefully sub-$200 [more inside]
posted by lrodman on Jun 3, 2009 - 17 answers

DEATHMATCH: Tenori-on Vs Monome

Which is a better musical instrument: the Tenori-on or the Monome? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 29, 2009 - 11 answers

How long will you wait before buying a blu-ray player?

How long are you waiting to get an HDTV and Blu-ray player? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on May 27, 2009 - 38 answers

Electonics Store in Vancouver area?

Where in Vancouver/Fraser Valley can I find a good warehouse-type electronics store. Not looking for a Future Shop or Best Buy, anything with fancy display rooms or even carpet on the floor. Looking for something more similar to NCIX (thanks Emanuel from previous AskMeFi question), which I think is like Tiger Direct. [more inside]
posted by royalchinook on May 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Experiences with bench power supplies?

What are your experiences with different brands and types of benchtop/lab power supplies? Do certain ones fail more often than others? Easier to fix? Better power conditioning? [more inside]
posted by jwells on Apr 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives?

Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Apr 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me find a certain type of connector

Electronics Filter: I'm trying to source a certain type of connector for a cable I'm trying to make. Please have a look at my pictures. [more inside]
posted by Coolcan2 on Apr 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Inexpensive pre-fab thermistor probe?

I need a new thermistor probe for this temperature controller. The manufacturer sells these for $37 shipped. Is there a less-expensive solution? [more inside]
posted by hsawtelle on Apr 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Looking for some old Soviet knobs

I'm looking for a few knobs like these, seen on a Russian-built guitar effects pedal from the eighties. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Apr 8, 2009 - 5 answers

What causes electronics to stop working when exposed to static electricity or water? (with misc electronics questions)

What causes electronics to stop working when exposed to static electricity or water? (with misc electronics questions) [more inside]
posted by laptolain on Apr 3, 2009 - 17 answers

Tactile reminder device

What sorts of vibrating reminder devices are out there? [more inside]
posted by jinatrix on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

What to do with a broken DS Lite?

I thought I was the luckiest thrift-store shopper ever when I found a Nintendo DS Lite at Value Village for $10, complete with box, instruction manuals, and spare battery. Of course, it doesn't work.... [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Mar 28, 2009 - 15 answers

What's the best way for a Crackle Box-type circuit?

What's the best way to make a Crackle Box-type circuit (where the user touches and closes the circuit with their fingers)? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Mar 24, 2009 - 4 answers

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