Feast your eyes my friends. That is 400 micro-microfarads of variable capacitance. (400 picofarads for you sophisticated young folks.) A benefactor interested in expanding the ranks of the Color-Burst Liberation Army has stepped forward to make us an offer that is hard to resist: He will send ELIGIBLE recipients one each of these fine electronic components for the cost of postage (approximately 6 bucks in the USA).
He has specified that ELIGIBILITY is limited to those who need this part to build or complete a Michigan Mighty Mite. And I have been appointed "Grand Poobah and Chief Arbiter of Capacitor Eligibility."
So here is the deal: Send me an e-mail telling me about your planned or stalled Michigan Mighty Mite project. Include some information about your personal "Knack Story" -- tell us why you share in this strange compulsion to build a largely useless 250 mW 3.579 MHz oscillator. If I find your plans believable and your Knack Story compelling, I will recommend you for a capacitor.Purely aspirational MMM projects and obviously fabricated Knack Stories will not make the cut.
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
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For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
For shipping from a printer in the UK, Spain, or the USA (probably better for UK and other European buyers)
Click here: SolderSmoke EU Version
The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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