LiveBackup – live linux backup tool

This tiny shell script will allow you to backup the settings and programs from a live linux session to two .tar files. Here’s a list of the tar files and what they do. config/data.tar – Configuration and settings files. (/var and /usr directories) if any of the files in data.tar exists it will be overwritten. […]

Powering a Scanner from a power supply and battery pack at the same time

I had a 6vdc power supply laying around and John Zogg(my friend) wanted to power his scanner from both batteries and power supply. The power supply didn’t have the correct connector. So what could I possibly do to safely run it off of the batteries and power supply at the same time? So I got […]

DIY Resistor Decade Box

This is a simple yet effective resistor decade box. The resistors are connected in parallel with the SPDT/SPST switches. The resistance is the sum of all switches opened(NOT CLOSED!). When resistors are in series the resistances add up. $$Rt=R1+R2+R3$$ And when they are in parallel the total resistance decreases: $$Rt=\frac{1}{\frac{1}{R1}+\frac{1}{R2}+\frac{1}{R3}}$$ Rt is the total resistance […]

jsAllElectronics – Javascript Parts Ordering Script

I wanted a solution for making my visitors easier for them to order parts to build my projects. This code comes from the “Order By Part#” Page. Heres an example of how to use it: Heres the source code of the utility: Real Example

Simple Plasma Speaker/HV Power Supply

This circuit takes 3.7vdc and converts it to about 18kv. The transistor is used for the plasma speaker. It’s basically a Single-Ended Class A Audio Amplifier. The 500-ohm pot adjusts the voltage sent to the converter. The pot must NOT go over 500 ohms because then the voltage could be too high. The circuit is […]