Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dynakit ST-70

Wow.. I didn't know you could actually get this in a new kit form from Dynakit Parts for a mere $675? (without tubes). I think I'm looking a future project here. I've been wanting to build an amp for a long time and it looks like this might fit the bill. Honey, can I have this for Christmas Please?!?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk

Taken from the T.G.I.M.B.O.E.J. wiki page, I ran across this trying to google my own blog. This is being sponsored by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories . Here's the intro from the wiki:
TGIMBOEJ, The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk is a progressive lending library of electronic components. An internet meme in physical form halfway between P2P zip-archive sharing and a flea market. It arrives full of wonderful (and possibly useless) components, but you will surely find some treasures to keep. You will be inspired look through your own piles, such as they are, and find more mysterious components that clearly need to be donated to the box before it is passed on again.
This looks like a lot of good fun and I have signed up tonight to get a box. I have old PC parts, speaker crossover parts, random ceramic resistors, wire etc I'll be sending along. I'll have to add some pics later as it's just to late at this moment.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Audio Critic

The Audio Critic - Great back issue reads. Start here with Issue #16, 1991 . Lots of letters, Carver and Stereophile in court, a review on the speakers I currently own (Snell CIV) and a funny cartoon page my wife and I swear is just like me - you'll see.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

You Do It Electronics

If you live in southern New England and have never visited this place I suggest you . It's huge - really. Home Audio, Pro Audio, Electronic Test Equipment, Tons of Parts, Educational Kits and on and on. Local to you? Support them! They are even having an event Oct 22/23 to teach soldering basics - wow. (hmm, maybe I should get a new rig so I stop burning myself...)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Heathkit Oscilloscope O-12


I recently picked this up on a road side sale for $10. I have recapped it and seems to be functioning fine. I'll be adding info to the page as time progresses. Here's the project.