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Circuit improvement suggestion
magazines@dkoonce.com   8/8/2012 4:16:15 PM
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Replace the bipolar transistor with a MOSFET. Be sure the Rds is low. This should be less power loss than what you have and avoid the heatsink.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Amazing Co-incidence
Rob Spiegel   6/21/2012 5:03:00 PM
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The link works fine, Foxzzy. Thanks much for the input.

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Re: Amazing Co-incidence
John Duffy   6/20/2012 8:52:24 PM
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Interresting.  It's amazing how people can design such complex circuits that work.  Nice job!

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Re: Amazing Co-incidence
foxzzy   6/20/2012 8:08:48 PM
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http://www.google.com/patents?vid=USPAT5611223&id=pgoiAAAAEBAJ&dq=Joseph+C.+Spitzer

You don't have to worry about infringiment - it has long expired, and it is in the public domain now....

Hopefuly that link will work, I cannot try it until I post this, and if it does not, I'll come up with some other way to get to it.......

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Re: Amazing Co-incidence
John Duffy   6/20/2012 7:31:07 PM
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Foxzzy, I cannot seem to open the link properly.  I get an error page.  I'd like to see another design for ideas, and mostly to make sure I'm not infringing on it.   

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Re: Make magazine
John Duffy   6/20/2012 7:20:13 PM
Thanks!  I do appreciate the huge feedback I've recieved on this project. 

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Re: Make magazine
Frauenfelder   6/20/2012 4:18:05 PM
Thanks very much, Rob. I appreciate it very much. And like I said, all of us at Make are fans of DesignNews.

And my apologies to John! Your project and video are terrific. I like the way you took an existing project and improved upon it. Congratulations.  -- Mark

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Make magazine
Rob Spiegel   6/20/2012 3:48:50 PM
Point well taken, Mark. John acknowledged you in the video, even showing your magazine. Good magazine.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Make magazine
Rob Spiegel   6/20/2012 3:46:28 PM
Good point, Zenock. The oversight was mine. As a former small magazine publisher, I should be more atuned to giving credit where credit is due. I could blame deadlines for numbing the brain, but really there is no excuse. I'll remember this going forward. 

In  the meantime, the comments give good credit.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: transformer coupling
Rob Spiegel   6/20/2012 3:42:42 PM
The interesting thing about John's project is that it wasn't insprired by anything on the Internet, but rather by a print magazine, Make magazine to be exact.

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