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'The capacitors exploded, showering the lab in flaming confetti'


Electronics design with training wheels

Young EEs are lucky to be toying with low voltages.

Back in the vacuum tube era, the voltages were much higher. I remember being in middle school, wiring my 65 watt CW transceiver in the bedroom. I learned about paying attention to polarity on electrolytic capacitors one night. Night of the flaming confetti. Dad wasn't impressed.

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