happy circuit is producing happy waves
erin is happy, because it finally worked 😅
it's scary that this works as well as it does
some rando came up with the idea by basically sticking an inverter wherever there was an opamp
@er1n eeeeeh...? i mean. an inverter literally is just a high gain op-amp, pretty much?
( like,... actually. especially once you're in weird deep-sub-threshold domains, but also everywhere else. CMOS is kind of a fuck, but that implementation idea also is pretty... motivated? i think? idk.
i'd be more informed about this but uhhhhh those classes where while i was abruptly crashing out of grad school. 🤷 )
@er1n I actually really miss the days (not that I was aware of them when they were here) where most things were 90% built out of 4000 or 7400 chips. I *love* the idea of a common set of parts being used in different devices - that you could raid a VCR to find spare parts for an alarm clock; that all appliances are basically Lego projects full of interchangeable and recombinable parts, and that no bit of silicon is single-use, permanently committed to one device which may break or go obsolete.
@er1n I remember reading about this when I went through my Lunetta phase.
There's not much you can't do with a sufficiently large pile of 4000 series chips, some ingenuity and a whole bunch of time.
@er1n So the thing you made is waving to the camera?
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