OhmArt electronics humour

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by nbw, May 25, 2011.

  1. nbw

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    Hi folks, this is an off-topic thread where I'll post electronics cartoons I've done over the years (and are still doing!)

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    Otherwise, please enjoy the cartoons! I hope you have as much fun reading them as I did creating them.

    Barney

    Introducing 001: The One Volt Drop :)
    p.s. in the coming pix you'll see a lot of blue and pink transistors in TO92 format, and some ICs as well...
     
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  2. Georacer

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    A new definition to the phrase "Electronic Arts". Keep it up!
     
  3. Kingsparks

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    I saw/read the ones in your album. Kind of neat, I especially like the "Bridge Rectifiers." :)
     
  4. jegues

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    I enjoyed all the cartoons in your album! Keep making more!

    P.S. steveb made a great suggestion for another cartoon in a seperate thread(here, http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=54879) involving a summer op-amp sitting on the beach sipping a pina colda!

    All the credit goes to him! ;)
     
  5. nbw

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    You never know, that might pop up one day! And credit def. to Steve :)
     
  6. nbw

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    This one is still one of my favourites after many years... a DS18B20 digital temp sensor cooly analysing the bi-polar's comments...

    "My mother was a cheap octal valve..." :)
     
  7. magnet18

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    Very funny!
    I loved the signal train :p:D
     
  8. nbw

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    cheers! Some of the humour is just so dead-pan, only true electronics folk would really enjoy it :)
     
  9. nbw

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    "Watt's all this then?!?!"
     
  10. nbw

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    Some say it should be female vs male, but let's not get into that here! All of the binary-heads will be able to translate what the IC is saying ;)
     
  11. nbw

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    A colleague years ago described active versus passive components to me in terms of he and his wife. Cheeky! He said she was always actively at him, and cleaning the house, while he was passively trying to watch TV while she vacuumed.

    They're still married, but she has him doing the cleaning now LOL
     
  12. nbw

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    An electronic version of the classic line-up - the ubiquitous TO-92 and TO-220 are in there, a TO-3 to mix things up further...
     
  13. Georacer

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    Can someone explain that to me?
     
  14. magnet18

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    Hahaha, what he's saying is definitely the best part :D

    @georacer, you don't know what a police lineup us?
     
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  15. Markd77

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    It might add to "suspect package" if the height scale was 0.1, 0.2, etc.
     
  16. retched

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    aint that the truth! ;)
     
  17. Georacer

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    I know the police line-up, I don't get the suspect package pun. What does a suspicious-looking ticking package has to do with a line up?

    Is the line of reasoning like this?
    Suspect package
    ...../.........\......
    Line-up....Transistor packages

    Kinda forced IMO.
     
  18. retched

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    It is two jokes in one.

    Ever look at a PCB and see a chip with the identifiers sanded off, or markings that just make no sense, or you cannot find a datasheet on?

    OR a custom in-house package?

    Then there is the criminal "bomb-scare" of a suspect package.

    At least thats what I got out of it.

    When I worked at the airport here in Baltimore (BWI) we had a few "suspect packages"

    9 times out of ten it was a female "massager" that inadvertently got turned on during transport. So when a loader grabbed a piece of humming/vibrating luggage, it was cause for alarm.

    The x-ray truck came out, and the squad carried the bag to the x-rax truck just to find the "massager" ;)

    Happens more often than you would think.

    Moral of the story: take the batteries out of your massager. You will not be using it while in flight, while it is tucked into the belly of a plane.
     
  19. Adjuster

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    Ultra-reliable Zener diodes: guaranteed to break down every time you use them.
     
  20. magnet18

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    I got that it was suspect package as it was lined up as a police suspect, and then it was a different kind of package, as well as being suspect because it was ticking...
    It was a play on words.
     
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