Please read this before sending me email.
I manage many different web pages covering many topics, please let me
know which page you are referring to.
Email I like to receive
I appreciate feedback concerning broken links on my pages.
Circuit corrections and software bug reports are always appreciated.
I will consider adding links to related pages if the content is
good and there is at least SOME redeeming non-commercial content on
Email concerning CirKits solar
circuit board kits and my
online garage sale
mail is also welcome, but note that I have nothing to do with
the dat-heads mailing list itself, I only manage the web archive of
the list. The dat-heads digests have subscription information at the
bottom of each digest. Note that as of late 2010, the DAT-Heads
mailing list has been discontinued.
Suggestions for interesting
are interesting to me, but I can't promise that I will design
If an idea intrigues me enough, I may consider designing and publishing
a circuit or a program, but please don't expect it to be a priority job.
If you want me to add a link to
CirKits Links to Alternative Energy Web Sites,
FC's Electronic Circuits,
The Strat Monger
or the dat-heads
Vendors of DAT equipment and supplies,
email me your information and I'll consider adding the link.
Note that I will not add links for alternative energy system installers,
that is beyond the scope of my pages.
Please don't bother me with requests for links to sites with low-level general
information and tons of advertisements, readers want original content.
I will only add a link if it is closely related to one of my pages.
I often get link requests from companies who claim to add a link to
my site to their links page, but the links page is not accessible from the
company's main page. That practice discourages me from adding your link.
Email that I ignore
Learn to use the Internet Search Engines
An incredible wealth of information is available to you by
going to the various internet search engines.
I usually find what I'm looking for at
Google or other
popular search engines.
TV/Audio Repair Questions
I have received a lot of email from people asking where to get schematics
for their TV set or stereo device and asking for help repairing stuff.
I recommend that you look for a "Sam's Photofact" schematic
at your local library, TV repair shop, or a repair parts store.
Look for Sams Photofacts on the internet search engines.
I don't recommend repairing your own TV due to the lethal voltages
I'm not in the repair business myself, I recommend seeking help from
a local TV repair shop.
Design This For Me And Do It For Free
I'm a very busy person and don't have a lot of spare time to design
circuitry for people, especially for free.
I may be interested in doing consulting work if the work is related
to my expertise.
Please wave money at me to get my attention.
I start getting interested around the $1000 mark.
Generally, single-copy hobbyist projects will cost more to design and
prototype than the finished project is worth.
If a product is already available commercially, there's not much point
in paying the engineering costs to make a new design.
That shouldn't discourage you from trying to invent a better wheel.
Help Me Do My Homework Questions
The idea of homework is to learn how to do something yourself,
not to ask someone else to do it for you.
A good engineer should find research and design to be
interesting and entertaining.
You may be able to take a circuit from an internet web page and turn it into
a school project, that's fine but you should credit the source of the circuit.
I generally grant permission to people who want to use my circuits for
school projects, just give me credit and include a reference to my web page
in your project documentation.
For general electronics info, I recommend the
ARRL as a source of great books
for design and theory of fun radio and electronics projects.
Electronics stores usually have a selection of electronics books.
Don't forget to visit the nearest library for useful books.
I recommend the magazine
Nuts and Volts,
it has lots of fun electronics projects and many useful advertisements.
Again, many questions can be answered by looking for key words on
internet search engines such as Google.
Another great place to find electronics information and about everything
else is Wikipedia,
the online encyclopedia.
Mead/Beer Homebrewing Samples
I get a lot of requests for samples of the
beer recipes that I have online.
Making your own homebrew is legal in most states in the US. It is fun and easy
to do, but it is illegal to sell homebrew. The best way to get a
sample of homebrew is to find a local brewer or make your own.
For some reason, people like to send me their resumes.
Sorry, but I don't employ anybody but myself.
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