When you must have more than one keyboard and mouse, one way to make things neater is to use a wireless keyboard/mouse combination.
Many automation systems utilize the Measurement Computing Systems Switch N Sense-8 USB converter box for cue closure inputs.
While several methods of mounting various workstations and servers has been addressed before, sometimes a specific computer just won't fit on anything you have. A simple solution is as near as a suspended ceiling.
It is very simple to remove old button legends with a Dremel tool with the 409 cut off wheel.
With the use of a fine needle file more life can be coaxed out of an old wire stripper.
While the manufacturer can provide a replacement supply, finding your own replacement may result in a savings.
We're a power-hungry industry. Electrical power, that is. As our technological diversity increases, our demand for power and reliance on power supplies follows.
When an item can be used for more than application, it has a greater value.
The last time you bought a microphone you may have found a threaded adapter inside the mic clip. Did you wonder what it was for? Here's one application.
Recently several major networks have upgraded their satellite delivery platforms. These new systems are from three incompatible vendors, but all have similar features.
It is a good idea to inspect the satellite dish as early in spring as you can, and evict any birds nesting. Later in spring, check for wasps in the feed horn or on the underside of the dish.
Spring is a good time to verify all gates and fences at the transmitter site are in good order.
Brian Beezley has documented the audible effects of misaligned time delay and mismatched audio, and he has written a handy utility to help keep the analog and digital elements synchronized.
Finding new uses of old equipment helps the bottom line. How about getting more power out of a power amp? If the stereo amp can be converted to bridging mode, there's hope.
Most LCD screens were not meant to operate 24/7. Here's a capacitor upgrade that may buy you some extra life.
Trouble mounting a computer in a rack? You can try to make do with modified shelves, or get the right hardware for the job.
After years of relying on the broom method and not having the budget to invest in a commercial deicer, KLJC engineer Glenn Williams devised his own way to keep the ice away.
The author prefers nitrogen over dessicated air, but he adds two more steps to manage the pressure.
NASA's Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses and Wiring publication, a sagging E-V RE-20 arm solution and hard-synced closures.
Watch out for snakes Robin Cross, chief engineer at KCUR-FM Kansas City, needed a snake for the station's remote kit. The snake had specific needs for
A simple way to find a cable break is to use the regular telephone tone generator and the inductive amplifier.
Many times important supplies go bad on the shelf, especially adhesives and sealants. Cutting and drilling tools dull quickly with heavy use.
There are a lot of useful things thrown out as trash every day. While much of it really is garbage, even a slight glance at another man's trash can yield an unexpected treasure.
The Dremel handheld rotary drill kit, conversion calculators and more tools for your toolbox.
Changes to make for the fall season, the Extech Mini IR thermometer, steel letters and numbers, BNC extractor, and automatic changeovers for backup generators.