Category Archives: Electrical Engineering

Vonada’s Electrical Engineering Maxims

A list of electrical engineering maxims by DEC Engineer Don Vonada: There is no such thing as ground. Digital circuits are made from analog parts. Prototype designs always work. Asserted timing conditions are designed first; unasserted timing conditions are found … Continue reading

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Lecture on phasors in circuit analysis class

The lecture on phasors went on for about an hour, and I was surprised that no one cracked a single Star Trek joke.

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Suboptimal Christmas: how to not get a Lectron electronic kit

In the 1970s I got to visit my grandparents every summer. They had a big house, and sometimes I liked to play in the large basement. My grandfather’s wood shop was down there, though I didn’t spend much time in … Continue reading

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First day of class

I’m trying to take an EE class at San Jose State University.  Although I might apply for admission to a degree program there in the future, currently I just want to take the one class.  They have something called “Open … Continue reading

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