Pedro and I (Patrick) do thank you for visiting our website! Our website has been up and running for a little over 4 years now and we thank the many wonderful guests who have stopped by...for the many voyages! In these web pages, we have put together a collection of our most treasured projects... in the hopes of instilling interest to those that are new to the world of electronics...or perhaps... more 'on-going' travels if you are a veteran to the field.
Both of us keep the website fresh and alive...with updates to previous projects... and new ones in the making. Although Pedro and I are half a world away from each other...we do share a common thread. We are people, just like yourself, in striving to 'give our best' to those that are likened to the field. We have all the bait for you to take...but it will be solely left up to you in the catch! Again, we are more than happy to have you stop by to enjoy the many projects, that we ourselves, have enjoyed making throughout the course!
...your friends, Pedro and Patrick
Before we journey into the world of electronic projects, there are 3 catalogs that are a 'need-be' for the electronic hobbiest! Go to their website, and request a 'free' catalog. These books will be invaluable as you proceed in getting started with your own fun project!
Digi-Key Corporation <http://www.digikey.com> and Mouser Electronics <http://www.mouser.com> are two lalrge 'mail order' companies here in the United States. Both have a very large array of electronic components! You may want to e-mail both and request a free catalog from them. NTE Electronics Inc.<http://nteinc.com> is a great cross-reference book, with thousands of components that are cross-referenced! You can now find replacements for: Integrated Circuits (IC), Transistors, Diodes, LEDs, Crystals, Varistors, Triacs, Rectifiers. Also, Radio Shack <http://radioshack.com> is a multi-chain company that has stores throughout the United States. They are typically a 'walk-in' store, but you can also purchase components on-line.
The Radio Shack Special is a one transistor (MPF102) VHF Receiver, capable of receiving AM/FM and SSB. I have designed this project to receive the FM Bradcasting Band...which is 87 to 107 MHz on your FM radio dial. The simpleness of an extremely low part count...places superregenerative receivers in a world of their own!
The RSS has been made by quite a few visitors/hobbiests and all the ones that were dedicated to making it work...did have a very successful ending! The RSS has been up and running on this website for a little over 4 years...and still newcomers and veterans to the field of RF, take up their own maiden journey for the challenged quest!
With the RSS 'receiver section' being only 12 components, this little jewel can be made in a short period of time. With it's marvalous sensitivity/selectivity and great audio sound...this circuitry is surely giving its' all.
Close by its' side is the LM386 audio amplifying circuitry. The component count in this audio area rivals that of the receiver itself!
|Sir Pedro's Maiden Journey of the RSS||Sir Dick's Maiden Journey of the RSS|
|Sir Phillip's Maiden Journey of the RSS||Sir Bruckner's Maiden Journey of the RSS|
|Sir Peter's Maiden Journey of the RSS||Sir Henrick's Maiden Journey of the RSS|
|Sir Daniel's Maiden Journey of the RSS||Sir Eloy's Maiden Journey of the RSS|
|Sir Ruben's Maiden Journey of the RSS||Sir Roosevelt's Maiden Journey of the RSS|
|Sir Lim's Maiden Journey of the RSS||Miss Liz's Maiden Journey of the RSS|
|Sir Murphy's Maiden Journey of the RSS||This space for the next RSS Maiden Voyage|
And so my friend, should you take delight in setting sail to make the Radio Shack Special, I will be here on this end, to give as much help that is needed, for the little jem to shine it's light for you. And when it's all said and done, there will be a place waiting for you and your project on my website! Of course, only with your approval. With that said...
...let the journey begin !
...your friend, Patrick
Sir Pedro, who is a dear friend...share all of his designs with you, in the hope of keeping the spirit alive in exploring the wonderful world of electro-magnetics. It is with great honor that I share with you...a collection of unique and diversed projects from my gracious friend. Mouseover any one of his projects for a brief description. Should you fancy any of his projects, Sir Pedro will be waiting to give as much help that is needed for you and your project to have a very successful ending. Please e-mail me (Patrick) at email@example.com and I will personally get in touch with Sir Pedro, in response to your concerns with your on-going venture!
|FM Receiver Project (Using the TDA7000)||DC 'Brushless' Motor Project|
|Digital Pulse Generator Project||Four Decade Digital Counter Project|
|One Watt Audio Amplifier Project (Using the TAA300)||Versatile Audio Amplifier (Using the TBA810)|
|Regulated Power Source For your Electronics Lab||An Audio Amplifier Project (Using the LM386)|
|AM/FM Radio Frequency Amplifier for receivers||High Voltage Generator Project|
|A Superheterodyne Receiver (Using the NE602)||Build a Direct Current Converter|
|A NAND Gate MW Crystal Radio Receiver||Build a 'Middle Wave' Receiver (Using 2 ICs)|
|A Waveform Generator Project||Build a One ECC83 Tube MW Receiver|
Mouseover each project for a brief description. Should you need help along the way, I will be as close as your keyboard...to give assistance for your project to be a success! My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
|The 10mW FM Transmitter Project||The 200mW FM Transmitter Project|
|The New and Improved Islander Using the NTE474 Transistor||The Construction of 'Tapped' Coils for the FM Transmitters|
|The Original Islander Using the NTE342 Transistor||A Variable Power Supply for the FM Transmitters|
|The Open Half-Wave Dipole Antenna Project for the FM Transmitters||A Field Strength Meter for the FM Transmitters|
|A Simple & Sensitive Shortwave Receiver|
A few visitors had requested putting a link to thier own RF projects on our webpage. Sir Pedro and I are honored to accept their request.
visitor/hobbiest named 'Mariusz' request putting a link
to his own FM transmitter projects. Sir Pedro and I are
most happy to have the opportunity to share his link for
all who stop by our website!
Mariusz e-mail address is mailto: email@example.com
Another visitor/hobbiest named 'Todor' request putting a link to his own FM transmitter project. Sir Pedro and I are most happy to have the opportunity for all to share Todor's venture!
Todor's e-mail address is mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
A visitor/hobbiest named 'Dan' request putting a link to his own website. Pedro and I are most happy to have the opportunity for Dan's website to be linked from ours!
Or perhaps you are looking for a particular 'something-to-make'. With projects for the hobbyist, ranging from A to Z, Discover Circuits offers you one of the largest collection of electronic projects on the world wide web...you just might find what you are looking for! Their website address is...
NEED A LITTLE THEOREDICAL HELP?
This web site shows the practical (hands-on) experiences one can enjoy when making projects. Should you need help on design or theoretical explanation of things, do post your question on Harry's Messageboard. Harry, who also is a dear friend, along with other knowledgeable visitors, will be more than happy to shed more light on your challenge! Just click on the LINK below.
Harry's Homebrew Homepages
Sir Pedro and I, again, thank you for stopping by our website! We are only but a keyboard away, should you need help or advice on any of our projects. Part of the fun job that comes with putting out projects on the world wide web is helping to make sure your project is a fun and successful one!
With the beginning of this new year, 2007, Sir Pedro and I wish you all the best in the months to come, and may you have as many challenges that are needed, for you to become the best you can!
...your friends, Sir Pedro and Patrick
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