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Serendipity has long been a staple of scientific study, and a new discovery by MIT is no exception. Researchers at the school were trying to build better batteries, but instead found a better way to smelt metal.
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Mixed in with some other gear I’m servicing, I found this old Music Minder power box. It’s not all that obvious what it’s for at first glance! 210 more words
When I purchased some surface mount ATtiny85 microcontrollers I didn’t realize that Atmel sold them in several widths, so I purchased the incorrect size SOIC programming adapter that would have enabled me to program the chip prior to soldering it onto the PCB. 164 more words