Rebuilding Old Capacitors


Check out this great tutorial by Don Fox over on Make: Projects, describing how to rebuild vintage caps using smaller modern capacitors inside the old housing. When working in an old TV, audio amplifier, or turntable, invariably I will run across capacitors of all types, paper, mica, electrolytic, etc…. Generally... Read more »

SMD Capacitance Hack


Akiba of Freaklabs, a Tokyo-based open-source electronics kitmaker, needed to add some 0805 surface-mount capacitors to an existing PCB, so he stacked them up! super ghetto bulk capacitance hack. my RF amp is more power hungry than i expected… See the related links below for more of Akiba’s awesome work! Read more »