so my lovely roommate showed me The Daily WTF, a blog dedicated to code that makes most good software engineers go, well, “wtf?” and its pretty funny.
In honor of that blog, I present a snippet from the op27/op37 datasheet:
(Which, of course I was referring to because I’m building a tape head preamplifier and its always better to just do what the datasheet says than think for oneself)
After a few hours of staring at the circuit and debugging and wondering “man why the hell is this railing?” I finally look back at the datasheet and realize: oh its in positive feedback, of course its railing.
Someone swapped the “+” and “-” pins in the example schematic.
Just goes to show, you can’t even trust the definative source of information.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures
Wearables — Template commitment
Electronics — Desolder with… more solder!
Biohacking — The TRI-Analyzer Turns Smartphones into a Mobile Lab
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.