1966 Mag: Build NE-2 Neon Bulb Computer - scan available

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Jul 18 01:21:21 CDT 2007


On 18 Jul 2007 at 0:52, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> Interesting - with the U.S. changing to compact flourescents, that
> sensitivity could be a problem in the future.  One might have to run
> NE-2 oscillators in a dark room or perhaps in full sunlight - just not
> "reading level" fluorescent light.

Why not use a small radioactive source?  I wonder if some Am-241 
cannibalized from an ionization smoke detector might do the trick?  
Or perhaps some paint over the bulbs to block light completely...

Cheers,
Chuck





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