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Scenario Questions and Answers

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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KiCad Anomalous Handling of Suffix Letters

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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System Subdivision

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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List of Nonconforming Class Letters

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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Class Designation Letters

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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Mining Bitcoin... on a Raspberry Pi

If you are wondering how to mine Bitcoin on your Raspberry Pi (is it at all possible?), watch this video. Below we summarise the command needed to do so. Before mining Bitcoin, you must join a mining pool and install the CPUMiner-multi software on your Raspberry Pi. I show how to do this in the...
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How to copy text into Vim

In this article you are will learn how to paste code or text inside the Vim editor from an external file. The instructions below work on the popular Putty client for Windows. Look further down for more generic instructions, including how to copy code into Vim without changing its formatting...
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Reference Designations For Electrical And Electronics Parts And Equipment

This document is part of a series. The topic of each appendix in this series is explained below. Please use these links to access each one. Have questions? please post it in the discussion box at the bottom of this email. You may contact the author, Larry Joy, via email at lawrence_joy at...
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Tech Explorations Update: Kicad and autorouting a 4-layer board, baud rate, diversity of thought in STEM and indigenous education, and teaching entertainment.

Kicad and autorouting a 4-layer board, baud rate, diversity of thought in STEM and indigenous...
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What is "baud"?

The unit "baud" is the speed of communication between the two devices. Your computer and the Arduino talk via the USB/TTL (serial) interface. There are a few parameters that control this communication, but all of them are standardized (so you don't have to worry about them) except for the...
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