Look what I found

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  1. djsfantasi

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    image.jpeg I was cleaning out an end table in the den, and found this classic!
     
  2. Lestraveled

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    Cool, what is the year on the copyright?
     
  3. Willen

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    Hi,
    Seems that you were cleaning a great place. The book is related to 555 timer but circuit on the breadboard in the cover page has long DIP IC, double long than 8 pin DIP. Is that a classic version of 555?
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    The show timer is likely an 556, the double 555.

    Bertus
     
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  5. atferrari

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    It well might be an NE558 or NE556.

    Edit: a 556. The quad 558 was 16 pins DIP. /Edit
     
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  6. djsfantasi

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    First Edition 1984
     
  7. Evanguy

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    Wow thats cool, i need some of these to teach me electronics. that thing is awsome.
     
  8. RichardO

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    You better be careful. Wendy may get jealous. :)
     
  9. WBahn

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    I'll have to dig mine out and see what I have. That was right about the time I bought several of them, so I might actually have a few first editions. Wonder if they would ever be worth anything.
     
  10. djsfantasi

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    Here's the first page...
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  11. cmartinez

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    I've got the entire collection... would you like to see it?
     
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  12. WBahn

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    All 36 books? Wow!

    I'm thinking I might have ten, give or take.

    I'd be interested in seeing a full list of titles. I could probably track it down, but I've never had the gumption.

    His Bibliography is huge and, while I suspect they are all listed there, the organization makes it a bit hard to be sure (since the titles used for Radio Shack were not completely consistent).

    I'd love to get into his model rocketry telemetry articles -- if I had something resembling free time.
     
  13. djsfantasi

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    Maybe just a list and a few typical covers?
     
  14. paulktreg

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    All I have is the Engineer's Mini-Notebook Op Amp IC Circuits 2nd Edition. :(
     
  15. cmartinez

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    :eek: 36!!!???? EEEEEkkk!.... my bad then... :confused: I must have around 20 or 22... :oops: I gotta go find them and then I'll get back with a list, and maybe some pics...
     
  16. WBahn

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    36 is (according to one source) the number of books that Radio Shack commissioned him to write. I don't know how many of those were "officially" these "Engineer's Mini-Notebook"s. I'm pretty sure there were at least a few that were written in the same style but not part of that set.
     
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