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electronics - Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter

reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
I had the KOSMOS Electronik-Labor X as a kid, and enjoyed it immensely.

With the kind permission of KOSMOS, the classic
manual for it from 1969 is now online at
www.generalatomic.com/teil1/index.html.

I hope everyone interested in electronics will enjoy it as much as I did.
Oct 04 2005
parent reply Heinz Saathoff <hsaat despammed.com> writes:
Walter Bright schrieb...
 I had the KOSMOS Electronik-Labor X as a kid, and enjoyed it immensely.
 
 With the kind permission of KOSMOS, the classic
 manual for it from 1969 is now online at
 www.generalatomic.com/teil1/index.html.
 
 I hope everyone interested in electronics will enjoy it as much as I did.

It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German. - Heinz
Nov 11 2005
parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat despammed.com> wrote in message
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 It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.

I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.
Nov 14 2005
parent reply MatthiasM <dm matthiasm.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 "Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat despammed.com> wrote in message
 news:MPG.1ddee3aa688079209896f5 news.digitalmars.com...
 It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.

I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.

I can help you out of the mud if needed. I am a native German speaker. Lemme know. Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25 years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't my parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ... Matthias
Jul 27 2006
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
MatthiasM wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 "Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat despammed.com> wrote in message
 news:MPG.1ddee3aa688079209896f5 news.digitalmars.com...
 It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.

I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.

I can help you out of the mud if needed. I am a native German speaker. Lemme know. Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25 years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't my parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ...

I had a lot of fun with the Kosmos kits. The skills learned come in handy. I was asking around about what I needed to do to swap a larger engine in my dodge, and one person ominously said I'd need to change the wiring harness. Most motorheads are completely out to lunch when it comes to the electrical system. Rewiring a car holds no demons for me, but I do get intimidated when the topic of welding comes up, or anything to do with forming sheet metal <g>.
Aug 02 2006
next sibling parent reply MatthiasM <dm matthiasm.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 MatthiasM wrote:
 Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25 
 years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't 
 my parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ...

I had a lot of fun with the Kosmos kits. The skills learned come in handy. I was asking around about what I needed to do to swap a larger engine in my dodge, and one person ominously said I'd need to change the wiring harness. Most motorheads are completely out to lunch when it comes to the electrical system. Rewiring a car holds no demons for me, but I do get intimidated when the topic of welding comes up, or anything to do with forming sheet metal <g>.

Very true. The wiring harness is a holy grail to many mechanics. I even saw OSS simulation software for automotive wiring simulation... . Funny that yous ay that about the welding. When I moved to L.A. (with no yearly car inspection like in Germany) I finally had a chance to modify my car. So I bought a simple welder and some sheets and tried everything out until it worked more or less: http://matthiasm.com/xsBug.html The Kosmos kits may not have pushed me into welding, but the certainly showed me that everything, be it as complex as it may, is assembled from tiny logical units that an individual can manage. Matthias
Aug 02 2006
parent Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
MatthiasM wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 Funny that yous ay that about the welding. When I moved to L.A. (with no 
 yearly car inspection like in Germany) I finally had a chance to modify 
 my car. So I bought a simple welder and some sheets and tried everything 
 out until it worked more or less:
 
 http://matthiasm.com/xsBug.html

That's pretty cool!
 The Kosmos kits may not have pushed me into welding, but the certainly 
 showed me that everything, be it as complex as it may, is assembled from 
 tiny logical units that an individual can manage.

I know. Sometimes I tell myself "if that bozo can do it, it surely can't be that hard" and that usually turns out to be right.
Aug 12 2006
prev sibling parent reply "Rajiv Bhagwat" <dataflow vsnl.com> writes:
"Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message
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 MatthiasM wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 "Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat despammed.com> wrote in message
 news:MPG.1ddee3aa688079209896f5 news.digitalmars.com...
 It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.

I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.

I can help you out of the mud if needed. I am a native German speaker. Lemme know. Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25 years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't my parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ...

I had a lot of fun with the Kosmos kits. The skills learned come in handy. I was asking around about what I needed to do to swap a larger engine in my dodge, and one person ominously said I'd need to change the wiring harness. Most motorheads are completely out to lunch when it comes to the electrical system. Rewiring a car holds no demons for me, but I do get intimidated when the topic of welding comes up, or anything to do with forming sheet metal <g>.

Just to add my 2c worth comment: When I purchased my business premises (around 1990), the closest business description to 'Software Development' available with the Greater Bombay Municiple Corporation was "Working with Sheet Metal without Power Tools" (so they informed). So, we got the permit for that and it is still stuck on my "Shops and Establishments" License! I don't know if a separate category is now available for S/w development....
Oct 05 2006
parent Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Rajiv Bhagwat wrote:
 Just to add my 2c worth comment: When I purchased my business premises
 (around 1990), the closest business description to 'Software Development'
 available with the Greater Bombay Municiple Corporation was "Working with
 Sheet Metal without Power Tools" (so they informed).

Sounds like a Speed channel TV show!
 So, we got the permit
 for that and it is still stuck on my "Shops and Establishments" License!
 I don't know if a separate category is now available for S/w development....

I had the same problem with the state tax forms back when I started.
Oct 05 2006