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March 16, 2013

Engineering Disasters

Filed under: Electronics — Cranky Sysadmin @ 6:50 pm

I recently built an analog signal generator covering 1.7mhz to 28mhz in two bands. I wanted to put it in a case so I can easily use it on my bench. I had one project box, and I went to work jamming the sig gen in there. Looking at the results, I probably should have gotten a bigger project box.

Wow, that's ugly.

Wow, that’s ugly.

The hole in the top of the box is for the rotor of the air variable capacitor to pass by. I didn’t have room in the box for batteries and I haven’t found a secure location for them. It does function, producing a nice sine wave and it will see service on my bench. It will be a constant reminder to think about the mechanical aspects of my projects.

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