I am now done with my junior year at Clarkson, I turned in my last assignment a few hours ago and things are slowing down. I intend to have dinner with some good friends tonight, since I will not be seeing them for the summer, or perhaps longer (KC9OPU I'm looking at you!) and then tomorrow morning I have more stuff to take care of.
Speaking of, tomorrow will hopefully be the day we sign a lease for an apartment in Rome, we're renning a little shy on time and I'm getting nervous we won't find a place in time for our May 18th Start Date at AIS. That would be a shame because I'm very excited for that job and want to start as soon as possible. The job itself is going well as far as I can tell, all my paperwork has been submitted and the ball is rolling on my security clearance. Soon I should have my temporary clearance, so a more thorough investigation can be launched to get my permanent clearance.
In other news, Doug and Allen and I have been discussing some interesting possibilities for continuing the work on our project, and we might just surprise everyone this summer :) Keep a watch out here.
Also I've decided that I'm sick of moving the cable for my stereo between computers, and I need a project to build before I go nuts, so I sketched up a simple mixer circuit for two audio inputs with volume control for each channel, I will be ordering the parts and playing with it soon, but right now the component values aren't even in place. Here is a preliminary schematic, and I'd like to say, I may have been half asleep when I designed the power supply, since there's no reason for it to have an op-amp in it, when I could just use a 7805 as a friend suggested. So that's probably getting updated, but here is what I have so far:
And just for the fun of it, here is the PCB layout, also in progress:
So this project seems like it could be fun, it'll be pretty cheap and it's been a while since I built anything in the analog domain, mostly I do digital stuff, it's way easier... for me anyway :)
That's about all for now, catch you later.