Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shopping.

I bought a new transistor today.


It's a nice blue one.

13 Comments:

Blogger Bluepaintred said...

whats a transister and what does it do? want some cake?

11:56 PM  
Blogger Anon. Blogger said...

Was it on sale?

1:35 AM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

BPR, a transistor is an electronic switch. You are probably using 100 million of them right now. YES, cake would be yummy! Thank You.

Anon.Blogger, Unfortunately not. In fact I paid over the going rate for this device. $1.20 in real money.

4:25 AM  
Blogger DutchBitch said...

Hmmm... it looks exciting-ish...

7:04 AM  
Blogger geosmythe said...

How exciting for you!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Dutchbitch & Smythe, Yes, you are both right. I am a failure as a human being.

BUT, I do have a shiny new blue transistor! Wooo-Hoo!!

Doing the shiny transistor dance...

10:00 AM  
Blogger Dick Small said...

Congratulations Sans!!! I love it!!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Can you roast marshmallows and hot dogs with it?

3:16 PM  
Blogger Wendi Aarons said...

Isn't that what Superfly used on his 'fro back in 1972?

PS--Thanks for montage de mythological beings. Very funny.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Nobody™ said...

So what are you going to use the transistor for? Where can I get an LM743 in a can type package? I need one. And a 32V zener diode.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Dick, Thank You!

Lynda, The answer surprisingly is Yes!

Wendi, I am not worthy...

Nobody™, It has been used to repair the PSU of my aging VCR. I cannot find any reference to an LM743 device. Only LM741, 746,747,748. I'm sure I have some 741 op-amps in metal can somewhere.
32V is an odd value. Try two 16V in series, that should work.

3:57 AM  
Blogger identity crisis said...

If it was red you may have been be able to trade it for a house and move to Saskatchewan. Where do you find the tiny hot dogs and marshmallows?

6:00 PM  
Blogger Nobody™ said...

You are probably right that it's a LM741. Now I have an excuse to go the electronics parts store on Monday. But I doubt that they have that or the 32V zener. I'll probably end up ordering them.

10:40 PM  

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