Current status 
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 23:36 - LCR meter
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I promissed to post a short status update of the project... Read More...
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LCR meter - first results 
Monday, November 12, 2012, 23:38 - LCR meter
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Here my first update:

Got the analog part up and running. Read More...
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Cheap 'n good LCR meter (or RLC meter?) for SMD components 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 18:01 - LCR meter
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How often do I debug electronic circuits and have a lot of SMD components lying on my table. To avoid mixing up wrong values I usually throw them away.

Sometimes it would be handy to measure the values of SMD components.

Already quite some time ago I found a Read More...
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Homemade vortex flow meter 
Monday, November 5, 2012, 22:08 - Vortex Flow meter
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I have a selfbuilt ventilation system in my house, including a selfmade heat exchanger.

Of course I'm interesting to measure efficiency of the system, so I added temperature and humidity sensors to it and even realized a function that it only ventilates when the outside humidity is low enough to avoid condensation at cool walls.

But are the in- and outlet ventilators running at the same flowrate?
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dielectric absorption 
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 19:13 - interesting observations
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I read in a book about an effect called "dielectric absorption".
Basically it is an effect that each capacitor has. Depending on the dielectricum it is larger or smaller.

When a capacitor is discharged the capacitor charges up again after removing the shortcut between the 2 terminals.

Of course I had to test it myself :-)

My test setup:

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