1966 Mag: Build NE-2 Neon Bulb Computer - scan available
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 00:52:38 CDT 2007
On 7/17/07, Allison <ajp166 at bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> The trick to age NE-2s is run them at 50% over rated for a week
> (at lest 40 hours) and they will stabilize nicely.
That sounds like the technique described in the article.
> Hint, light should be incandecsent or the osc will try to sync
> on the flourescent flicker.
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.
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