Originally Posted by JeffHaas
Oh, and then there was the time when I was first learning all this stuff. I had eight LEDs hooked up to an EFX Prop-2...and in my excitement, forgot the resistors. I had demo code that would turn on the LEDs one after the other (you guys can see what's coming) and when I powered it on, I watched in surprise as the LEDs burned out and made a nice "Pop", one after the other, right down the row. I managed to stop it before they all went!
That's called running in monostable mode or "One Shot"
I learned to be careful when I first started building electroncs
at age 9. My grandfather passed away and left me all his Radio Tv repair
business tools and parts includinge his soldering iron. Very much like this one:
It made a lot more than Blue Smoke appear....
I had burnt fingers.....good thing Surface Mount stuff wasn't around yet