About Electronics Questions

From: Lawrence Walker <lgwalker_at_mts.net>
Date: Sat Jan 18 03:46:14 2003

 Well for me the newsgroups were always the biggest
source of info. The sci.electronics ones have a lot of
helpful people and there are the various music ones.
 The web I find for the most part frustrating and time
consuming. If I don't get an answer on the list or it's
too off-topic I next search the newsgroups for a
suitable milleu. As much as I learned on the list,
and I must say I'm fond of it, I've learned twice as
much on the comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware, and at
one time on the Atari St one, for my particular needs.


On 17 Jan 2003, , liste_at_artware.qc.ca wrote:

> Another question would be : where should one go to discuss
> electronics? I have 2 projects I'd like some feedback on :
> repairing an ancient guitar tube amp (specifically, I think
> the caps in the power supply are hosored, causing a loud
> humm... but where to buy high voltage caps of non-standard
> capcitance?), and I'd really like to get into PIC
> programming.
> I'd really like to have a resource where I can ask all the
> newbie
> questions that crop up. (Yes, I've RTFMed, but far to often
> there's little subtle things that aren't obvious, but that
> someone with experience will know.
> On 16-Jan-2003 Tony Duell wrote:
> > Perhaps it should be user-programmable (or patchable in
> > the case of an analogue machine). This would rule out
> > embedded microcontorllers, but would allow computers based
> > round microcontrollers (the Philips G7000 (Magnavox
> > something-or-other) has an 8048 as the main CPU, but I
> > don't think many would call it a microcontroller, for
> > example).
> Odessey?
> -Philip

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