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Dan Lancaster's Hardware Hacker

Postby juanro » 23 Aug 2012, 23:58

(from the same Dan Lancaster of the CMOS Cookbook... another great piece that if needed I can link)

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36064461/hackar1.pdf
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36064461/hackar2.pdf
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36064461/hackar3.pdf
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36064461/hackar4.pdf

From an article:

Back in the late 1950’s, it was
conclusively seen that potting your
circuits in epoxy in no manner offers
any design secrecy whatsoever. In
fact, epoxy potting will always have
the exact opposite effect.
First, any reasonably good design
engineer could select a "black box"
approach and carefully look at the
inputs and the outputs of the circuit.
From the circuit’s size, cost, and from
being aware of trade journals, data
books, distributor’s catalogs, and ap
notes, they can easily come up with
three or four methods to provide the
same function.
At least one of which will end up
far cheaper, better, and more creative
than yours.


Enjoy!

Juanro


EDIT: To be fair, source: http://www.tinaja.com/hack01.shtml (I found it _after_ I found the direct link to the pdfs via google...)
La única verdad es la realidad.

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Re: Dan Lancaster's Hardware Hacker

Postby deafbutpicky » 24 Aug 2012, 11:59

Hi,
thanks for the links. I'm very interested in the cmos book, so
if you would like to share it too, that would be great.
I'm using capacitors to replace my guitar effects and give more clarity to the sound.
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Re: Dan Lancaster's Hardware Hacker

Postby juanro » 24 Aug 2012, 19:21

La única verdad es la realidad.

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Re: Dan Lancaster's Hardware Hacker

Postby CHEEZOR » 24 Aug 2012, 21:24

I love the end of the quote in the first post. Thanks!
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Re: Dan Lancaster's Hardware Hacker

Postby Dave37LP » 29 Mar 2017, 02:24

Please Juanro share again the CMOS Cookbook pdf, thanks in advance.
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Re: Dan Lancaster's Hardware Hacker

Postby toneman » 01 Apr 2017, 00:44

I believe it's "DON Lancaster".....

here's his very old webpage:
http://www.tinaja.com/hack01.shtml

also known as the "Guru's Lair".

I've been following Mr Landcaster since his first article in Popluar Electronics magazine!
i have nearly all of his "cookbooks". they were VERY helpfull in my learning of electronics.

http://www.swtpc.com/mholley/Magazines/ ... azines.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Lancaster

http://www.tinaja.com/glib/donbio.pdf
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