EPROM erase times and lifespan

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Jan 29 12:51:33 CST 2009

On 29 Jan 2009 at 11:11, Dave Dunfield wrote:

> ... I ripped the timer out of a dryer we were disposing of and made it
> an integral part of my eraser. 

I just use one of those clockwork lightswitch-timers that are used to 
turn off the lights when you're just getting to a critical piece of 
code. :)

Good idea with salvaged appliance timers, though.  

Your mention of the clothes dryer jogged an old neuron.  My first 
EPROM eraser was made from a coffee can and an "ozone lamp" from a 
clothes dryer.  I haven't seen one of those is decades, however.


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