Monthly Archives: July 2015

Satisfying my curiousity about the original Cockroft-Walton voltage multiplier

I was reminded of the Cockroft-Walton voltage multiplier recently, because I was thinking about building a small one for fun, and upon seeing that their development of this started in 1932, I was curious about some of the details of how they built it. In particular: Were there any sort of usable high voltage solid-state […]

RF, time-nuttery, test equipment

Rather than just complaining about Linux stuff on my blog, I’m going to start posting more frequently about what I’ve been obsessing over in my spare time: RF and microwave stuff (10 GHz ham transverter). time-nuts stuff (GPSDOs, crystal oscillators, ridiculous time interval measurement). A bad habit of collecting old test equipment .