IC Answered

I'm using an ATmega328 for a projekt and was wondering if I need to use a resistor for the input voltage? Thanks, Sofus Christensen

Question by Balls of Kevlar 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Ice Alaska: Ice

Ice for the competition is collected form gravel pits around Fairbanks. In the summer gravel is mined from old river channels. The resulting ponds contain little organic material. Additionally during nine month winter, temperatures range from +40 to -60F (+5 to -50C). These factors combine to create exceptionally thick clear ice. The following are pictures of an iced over gravel pit.

Topic by jesse.hensel 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

what are these ic's? Answered

I have puled two components out of an old radio/amp/ cd player etc. and i want to know what they are and if i can use them to make an audio amplifier. one says BC Power Module  SVI 3101 D on the front and 424  1w2  on the back and has 14 legs (it can be seen here, this is actually the exact one i have from the same appliance :  http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1042/4733036801_a2d72f1df9.jpg ) . The other looks kind of like an op amp, it has 12 pins and the part no 5a3920, and below that 218 130a (as you can tell i am not a good at desoldering and not having a solder suck doesn't help).

Question by makincoolstuff 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Ice wall

If someone froze trailer tail lights in an ice wall... turned them on...

Topic by Epeoples 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Dry Ice

I need some dry ice. Does anyone know where to get it?

Topic by starwing123 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

melted ice

If I ask you for melted ice and you come back the next day with plain water have you behaved unethically?

Topic by uncljoedoc 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instant Ice

I want to make instant ice by mixing water and some chemical to produce ice instantly, i won't use it for drinking, just for cooling off this summer, which chemical will help me do that.? thanks any help is appreciated.

Topic by KingAmada 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

instant ice?

i watched a 3 minute clip on utube where a glass of water was pplaced on a table. next...salt was sprinkled into the water. then a straw was lit, placed into the water and removed after a few seconds. the water turned into ice. is this a camera trick or true

Question by modtrend 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Identifying ICs

Hey everybody, I have a bunch of ICs lying around, about 50 of them, and I have no clue what any of them do. I've googled a few of them, without great results... What I'm wondering is: Does a website exist that has just a bunch of datasheets on ICs? AND, when I search for them, what item number do I use? Most have a 2 different strings, one with 5 characters and the other with more... Thanks!

Topic by Login258 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I was thinking that what will happen if we arrange inlet & exhaust valves on the piston (spark plug remaining on cylinder head)? i think that may be by using metal foam on the cylinder head the knocking of the engine might decrease. please assume that somehow i use proper mechanisms for valve timing & they dont have any appreciable effect on the piston. just consider that the weight of the valves is added to the piston. i was wondering that this might increase the efficiency of the engine because suction will take place more slowly (so it will near a reversible process, so efficiency will increase) & force of the explosion will be better. please you ppl; if anybody can give me satisfactorily explanatory answers, do reply! :)

Question by coepian 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

what ic is suitable with ic win8072?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Need help in ICs

I m making a project for my college. I m finding somw difficulty in getting ICs of it. So ne of u know ne good company website from where i can get free samples of ICs. Plzz tell me . I m from INDIA.

Topic by ankit_dus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What is the LM1778N IC and is there an alternative to it?

What is the LM1778N IC and is there an alternative to it? Need two for this circuit: http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/Circuits/Audio/quad.htm Can't find anything about it online. Thanks, Edwin

Question by Eddiepers 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What IC would I use?

I am looking for an IC that well take an input power and put it, to 1 of at least  3 output pins based on how much input power there is.

Question by severson626 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

can we use any ic as a switch if yes then how ?

I want switching witha ic

Question by anshu pati 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

ransformerless Power Supply circuits

Pls Suggest some IC name for transformerless Power Supply circuits of 12VDC

Topic by tsihabudheen 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Hai sir,          i am udhaya engineering student.i have one doubt ............ HOW TO INSERT A PROGRAM IN INTEGRATED CIRCIT?         please send me about this details...

Topic by udhaya anandh 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How do we integrate several transistors inside an Integrated chip?

If it is done by soldering, how would we solder such millions of transistors inside such a small chip?

Question by DivyaManjari 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Avr, Arduino, ic...

I am new at electronics and I would like to knew more about AVR, Arduino, IC and others microcontrollers, so could someone give me site about it or make instructable whit codes, programming boards and pins.

Topic by Dantex 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Current in IC chip

Hello, It's a bit stupid to ask (I think), but essential to me. From all schematic I readed over intructables I never saw anything or anybody that cared for that. If a IC have a maximum and minimum current to respect ie: 6mA to 10mA, do we even care? Do I need to limit the current somehow? As I said, every schematic I readed never added any resistor or talked about anything relate to limiting the current on the VCC for the integrated circuit. I'm currently building a device that use one 555 timer IC in astable and a few others IC and they are all connected in parralel to the power suply. Thanks

Topic by sxdemon 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Substitute IC for WIN8072???

I want to make a voice changer circuit but it seems that WIN8072 is not available in our country. please help!

Question by onceinablueled 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Good voltmeter ICs? Answered

I would like to make a readout for my knob-controlled DC power supply so I don't always have to use the voltmeter with it.   Web search for "LSI DVM" did not produce useful results. What are some good ICs to use for something like that?

Question by 8bit 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

help!ic chip?

Alright, so, i have this ic chip and want to do a project with it, but the problem is , i don't know what it does therefore i don't know what i can do with it. the writing on top of the chip says mc34063 and underneath it says 1110 please help me if you know what it does? i will put a picture on this thread. extra info: i salvageed it from a radio i believe

Topic by flubbersaurus 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Amplifying speakers and IC's

I have come to the instructables forum today in search for knowledge. So I have been working on a simple speaker system for my ipod shuffle, the speaker I used is quite old, but was the only one I found laying around. When I plug my ipod into the circuit everything works fine the only problem is that it is barely audible. Is there a way to amplify the sound so I can actually hear it without having to stick my ear right next to it? Pictures of my work so far will be provided. Oh also identifying the IC's included in the gallery would be of utmost help. Thanks in advance.

Topic by nahum45 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

IC connection with Arduino .

How to connect IC L298n with Arduino ??

Topic by manjusulagna154 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Battery charger IC

Looking for IC that charge Li ion batteries. can anyone point me in the right directions. Just wanting to know what kind of IC's by name

Topic by dominick.j.pezza 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Alternate IC for PIC16F688...? Answered

Im making 5x5x5 LED cube display and im unable to find micro-controller IC PIC16F688. Can anyone suggest alternative IC...

Question by Abhishek.mathur 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Unusual Cupcake Icings?

I was just wondering if there was any unusual cupcake icings I could make as my cupcakes are a bit boring- buttercream, 'water icing' etc. So if you have any ideas can you let me know! Thanks!

Topic by TeganJovanka 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Things to do with ice? Answered

I live in a place where the temperature climbs over 95 degrees a day.  So I was wondering if anybody has any ideas of stuff that I can make with ice.  Thanks!

Question by Goalie1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

help me with ic's Answered

I recently got some ic's from texas instruments and two of them came in bags that say: notice!! moisture sensitive parts. bake prior to vapor or ir soldering to reduce the chance of damage.What does this mean?

Question by ninja slacker 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Ice Alaska Venue

The World Ice Art Championships are held in the Ice Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2009 the venue may move to North Pole, Alaska. Each team is provided with a site on a looping trail through the park. The sites are surrounded by small black spruce are double as R.V. parking in the summer. In 1999 I rented chainsaws from the blue bus for the competition.

Topic by jesse.hensel 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Dry ice in microwave?

What happens when you put dry ice in a micro wave? Im just wondering cause a local grocery store is now selling dry ice for Halloween effects (yes i know they cant sell to minors).Are the result any thing like this? (i dont think that microwave was turned on)

Topic by i make shooting things 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Solar Ice Maker

Tried hunting through the 'ables, and also hunted for it elsewhere. Has anyone done an Instructable on making a Solar Ice Maker? And if not, will anyone do it? I've got some ideas for trying to use it as part of a home cooling unit, but I don't know how to make it yet. Thus, modifying it seems kind of out of the question. Thanks for any help in advance.

Topic by Grey_Wolfe 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Replacing IC's with components

It it possible to use simple components, arranged properly, in order to replicate the use of a simple IC, such as the 555 or LM386? If so, where could I find diagrams of the internal electronics? Google has turned up nothing so far... Thanks!

Topic by jeffconnelly 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Atmel ICE basic?

Hey I got Atmel ICE basic, 6 pin wire and atmega1248. I try to sent  program code, but there comes error message. How I should connect  pins? http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-42330-Atmel-ICE_UserGuide.pdf http://www.atmel.com/images/Atmel-8272-8-bit-AVR-microcontroller-ATmega164A_PA-324A_PA-644A_PA-1284_P_datasheet.pdf

Question by mattilaniko 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

arduino and 4051 IC?

I have followed your instructions in https://www.instructables.com/id/SNF-Drumming-MIDI-Glove-using-Arduino-and-light-se/ and I successfully. I now make the same project but with 11 light sensors use arduino uno rev 3 and 4051 IC. Please help me to modify the original code to work with arduino uno rev 3 and 4051 ICs. Thank you very much link about arduino and 4051 1. http://playground.arduino.cc/Learning/4051 2. http://miscellanea.com/how-to-get-more-arduino-analog-inputs/ 3. http://dawson-station.blogspot.com.br/2010/01/mux-demux-cd4051-parlor-tricks.html

Question by ylinggarjati 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Hydrogen Boosters for ICE's.

I've been reading quite a bit about hydrogen boosters for vehicle motors ( gas and diesel )on the internet. Seems like there's some debate about whether they are effective. They are a bit pricey. Does anyone know of any DIY plans to make such a booster?

Topic by CarlosCoyote 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Ice Rink Leveling?

Looking for anyone's practical experience here. I have made backyard rink last 3-4 yr, now upgrade to Nice Rink liner. Holding water never a problem, many in Northeast last yr had limited time due to warm winter. My rink is triangle shape with legs 20x30. Slope on one side  goes from 1" to 7" or so, average ice thickness is 3-4". Part of rink over brick patio block. Use wood 2x6-2x10 borders. Was thinking of putting hay/straw under liner in the deep sections to reduce volume/depth so I can freeze solid and not have water layer under the ice. Or do you think the trapped air (under liner) will warm and work against this. I would think enough straw would not fully compress and help reduce water level, but then interface between liner and actual ground will have a lot of air space. Got a few months to think on this, my season is late Dec-mid Feb.

Question by ptsmitty 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

The Ice King's Crown

It's my take on the Ice King's crown. For the "gold" part, I first tried gluing plastic paint buckets together, but they were too thin. I ended up covering the outside of one bucket in Bondo and then cutting in the peaks with a jeweler's saw. For the jewels, I cut a positive mold for each one out of a scrap of cutting board, then pressed them into clay to make a negative mold. Then I mixed up some casting resin and red dye and cast the jewels. They were epoxied onto the crown before I locked them in with Bondo bezels. If I were to do it again, I would use a more acute conic shape and make the peaks taller. I might also use fiberglass-reinforced Bondo and try a different gold paint. If I'm real adventurous I'll cast the thing out of scrap aluminum.

Topic by JamesRPatrick 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

outputs for dtmf decoder ic?

How to get 16 outputs from a mt8870 dtmf decoder ic  will this circuit works ?

Question by Mayoogh_Girish 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Best IC Calculator Question

I am looking for a chip just like the ones used in any calculator that does multiplication addition and subtraction. THe device i am looking to build has to be as thin as a credit card have a 8 character segment lcd and only be able to do addition and subtraction. so i need to be able to have buttons" 1 to 0 + - and = and . "nothing more. i looked at some attiny ics but they require a another ic to drive the lcd. also the the data entered need to stay in if the power of the ic goes out. most calculators have only one ic, any idea what the best ic for this application will be? thank you in advance. i need something this small. http://www.logopremiums.com/calculator-ballpoint-pen-HWK922LP.jpg Thank you

Topic by virgiltu 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I need a sub for a TL082 IC

I am trying to build a bass specific 3 band  equalizer, and the only schematic i found uses a TL082 IC, would a TL072 work as a sub? if not what chips would?

Question by fatfoohy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to know if the given component is IC or Transistors?

Most od the IC and Transistors look alike. and just by looking i can't tell if it is transistor os IC. i need some help.

Question by bishal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I program into an IC chip?

How can I program into an IC chip?(I want to program the steps and time delay with my own device)

Question by theinlinaung2010 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Can you help idenify IC chips?

I am trying to identify 3 IC chips for possible use with the https://www.instructables.com/id/Headphone-amplifier/ project. They areall from cd drives for old PCs. 3414A   964N     JRC Manufacture by TOP-G Model #: BCD E520C 565 973 JRC Mitsumi Model: CRMC-FX4824T The headphone piece was seperate of the main board (as well as the next one) and is labeled Mitsumi 74-4602A 5216  3YB Matsushita-Kotobuki Model: CR-563-B Seperate board label: LMJB0187B I have had zero luck finding these but I've never had any luck finding IC chips.

Question by Andale_The_Great 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Hi everyone, i need good low power amplifier ICs for speaker . Which IC can I choose?

There are requirements about amplifier IC for speaker :   - Sound quality must be good because I like non-lyrics musics and rock   - Very low crossover distortion and noise.   - Low power ( <30W)   - Output impedance 4Ω or 8Ω   - With bass booster I hope someone will answer ang give me a circuit diagram of this IC ( I need stereo, not mono or bridge ) Finally thanks a lots to people ! ( I'm not good at English, sorry )   

Question by Nikolai Petrenko 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

how can i increase the number of pins on a given IC?

I am planning to make a project.i wanted to know how for the IC i am using,i can increase the availaible pins. there is an existing IC,so for each of its pins,i want two more pins using just that one IC. so how do i go about it?

Question by prachi.d 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

i want 2 make a project by using ic 741.. coz it is given by our colg... plz help me...?

Project shud nt b complicated n expensive....

Question by sandyee501 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago