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tod group question Answered

i know ic are not allowed in tod instructables, but i have a question: what about ttl ics? they are composed of hundreds of transisotrs, so should be allowed right? awaiting a reply

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

hey, just found this topic! to kiteman: It's a group that I came up with to challenge people about how they think of ICs, and other electronics. For example, my instructable was a led display driver, their are ic's for that, but most people don't know how they work. As an additional challenge you are mainly only alloud to use diodes. You can use transistors, but only a couple, I prefer not to use them, but once in a rare occasion it's the only way possible (most the time a clever setup of a bunch of diodes can do the same function, just roud about). no ic's

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I am puzzling over the name TOD, as in TO-Device, maybe ?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

I made it up, it says in the group Tons Of Diodes Just because it can be amazing what you can do using a simple component.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Oh ok, that helps a bit LOL I remember the first "calculator" I tore apart (LED based) and it was all these diodes and almost nothing else. It would have been cool to have the schematic on that one (that was years ago though).

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

my math teacher went on one day about how when she was a little girl that her dad brought home (i forgot what she called it) a cube thingy that whenever you cranked it it gave out a calculation, and it was pureley mechanical.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

I dunno, she was just talking about the good ol days, lol she says stuff as a matter of factly, like when we were going to have pie in school: Have you ever had real whipped cream? and people are like, from the can? and she's like, nonono, that's squirty cream, that tastes nothing like the real thing. lol

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

ewwwwwww. gross. how can a math teacher say that? (please tell me it was a femal teacher at least)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

squirty cream LOL never heard it called that before :-) Yeah, comparing "cool whip" with whipped 'cream' is like comparing sugar with saccharine bleh I had a H.S. teacher like that, but he was different. You could get him distracted for a whole class period talking about his old college football days, before they used helmets etc. He was a riot really (the class was on Atomic energy...an elective).

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

my math techer is awesome (she's british) one daywhenever people got an answer wrong she started insulting them using words from shakespear plays, it was halarious, she's like you toad stump or something like that, lol.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I only remember one of my math teachers, and he was a pure unadulterated pain. The only reason he still taught was he was there so long. Obnoxious just doesn't do a good job of teaching. I kind of makes me mad that he turned me off on mathematics, and for a few years after that, I was very uncomfortable with it (I never did learn to solve quadratic equations all that well).

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

that sucks Our teacher says to try and not use the quadratic equation unless it's the last thing possible, always factor it.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

or technologie on demand

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

you only found this now.dare i assume you browsed my member page?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

maybe... I was looking to see if there was a "this person is on" indicator because I saw it somewhere on someone. Then I found this topic. lol

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

admit it, you browsed my page. i posted the who's on thread.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

alright I was I was going to see if you had any instructables, but you don't

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

yet... im working on 2 now.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

you still have that old laptop that didnt work right? because one of my instructables is on used/broken computers

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

yep i still have it!

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

okay, good. i just finished the construction phase. i just have to write the ible. heres a photo preview to give you an idea.

instructable ible 1 001.jpginstructable ible 1 002.jpg
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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

is it a wallet?

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

close. look at the right side of pic 2

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

OK, I'm confused - what is a "tod Instructable", and why can't you use an IC in it?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I am not coming up with anything either, so I re-ask Kiteman's question, what is a TOD instructable ? This hasn't anything to do with a TO-device, does it ?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. "No IC's are aloud, the only semiconductors are diodes and transistors" (my emphasis)

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, you're only aloud to use aloud of diodes.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

aloud of diodes ... and transistors ! (he changed the rules !!!!)