If you search through an electrical engineering textbook, you probably aren’t going to find the phrase

If you search through an electrical engineering textbook, you probably aren’t going to find the phrase “gimmick capacitor” but every old ham radio operator knows about them. They come in handy when you need a very small capacitor of unknown value. For example, if you are trying to balance the stray capacitance in a circuit, you might not know exactly what value you need, but you know it won’t be very much. That’s when you want a gimmick capacitor. A gimmick capacitor is made by taking two strands of insulated wire and twisting them together; the length and the tightness of the twist determine the capacitance. Tightening or loosening the twist, or trimming some of the wire off, makes it tunable. These are most commonly found in RF equipment or high-speed logic because of the small capacitance involved — usually about 1 to 2 pF per inch of twist or so. The thicker the insulation, the less capacitance you’ll get, so it is common to use magnet wire or something else with a thin insulating layer. You can take this one step further and decrease the spacing by stripping down one wire as long as it isn’t going to touch anything else. Obviously, the insulation needs to be good enough for...

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone on the 3 kitchen products he can’t live without

Our editors have independently selected the items featured in this article because we think they’re worth knowing about. Shop TODAY has affiliate relationships so we may get a small share of the revenue if you buy something through our links. Between receiving a Michelin star and launching a new hit show, you may think celebrity chef Curtis Stone wouldn’t have time to cook at home. But the “Field Trip with Curtis Stone” star told TODAY.com he always tries to make time to cook fresh meals for his family, even if it’s a quick dish. “When I’m at home, I love to cook,” he said. “We cook very simply at home. We don’t do anything elaborate.” Stone told TODAY that he’s “always testing products,” so naturally, we asked the pro about his must-have gadgets in the kitchen. If you’re looking to keep it healthy in the new year, Stone recommends picking up a reliable grater to make slicing vegetables a piece of cake. “I’ve got this grater that’s got a crank on it that’ll grate a dozen carrots in two minutes,” he explained. “So I use that a lot because I cook for the kids, an...

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YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, hosts storytime for toddlers, preschoolers and their big people Mondays and Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or go to getyourfaceinabook.com. Elf on the Boulevard Scavenger Hunt runs through Dec. 24. Pick up a passport at any participating El Dorado Hills Town Center business, then the hunt begins. Go looking for the Elves that are hiding in the local businesses. Once all the Elves are found, return the passport to Face in a Book to be entered into a drawing to receive a $250 Town Center gift card. Be one of the first 100 people to find all of the Elves and receive a gift from Face in a Book. The winner of the gift card will be announced Monday, Dec. 30. For more information visit edhtowncenter.com. Pictures with Santa are offered through Dec. 24 at the California Welcome Center. Santa Claus will spread cheer while spending time in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and to tak...

I was watching an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj on Netflix, and what he

I was watching an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj on Netflix, and what he said left a huge impact on me. For instance, did you know that an average American woman buys 68 new items of clothing each year, out of which, 50% are not worn more than thrice? According to Investopedia, “Fast fashion” is a term used by fashion retailers to describe inexpensive designs that move quickly from the catwalk to stores to meet new trends. It is about making trendy clothes quick, cheap, and disposable. This “see now, buy now” kind of retail environment is made a reality by brands like Zara, H&M, and Shein that offer the latest designs at affordable prices. Fast fashion is stylish and cheap. Add to it the pressure social media puts on people to avoid rotating garments so that our Instagram feeds look stylish and colourful, and the millennials just can’t stop buying new clothes each week. Did you know, in 2015, the greenhouse gases from textile production were more than the emissions of all flights and maritime shipping combined? The problem starts where the clothes start: the manufacturing of the fabric. A simple cotton jacket might look great, but, on an average, it requires roughl...

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. Path: All Categories >> Fashion Accessories & Footwear >> Beauty Treatment & Salon Supplies >> Cosmetic Packaging & Displays >> Eyelashes packaging boxes – Update me on new products View latest products We’ve sent a confirmation e-mail to XXX@gmail.com. Click on the link in the e-mail to activate and start receiving free alerts when new products are posted! We have some stock packing boxes, no MOQ, accept small order. Other customized packing and label also can be made. Any third-party trademarks or images shown here are for reference purposes only. We are not authorized to sell any items bearing such trademarks. Note: Not all certifying agents offer online lookup, and some have a lag time for posting new certificates. If you are unable to find a certificate online, contact the certification agency or supplier for further verification. This Verified Supplier’s Business Registration profile has been independently verified with relevant government agencies Learn more 28...

LEDs look great no matter how you use them, but sometimes you want to hide them

LEDs look great no matter how you use them, but sometimes you want to hide them from direct view. [Charlyn] found a great way to do that, using a special material designed just for the purpose. [Charlyn] built a ring as a piece of fashion jewelry, hooking up a Gemma M0 microcontroller to a Neopixel Jewel, which packs 7 individual LEDs. The hardware is secreted away inside an enclosure featuring both 3D-printed and lasercut parts. Rather than openly show off the electronics, it’s all hidden away inside. Instead, a piece of black Chemcast LED acrylic is used, which allows LED light to shine through, while otherwise appearing opaque. Those interested in learning more can check out the product details on the manufacturer site. It’s a great way to make a subtle costume piece that only reveals its flashier side when you so decide. We’ve seen badges use similar techniques on PCBs to great effect, too. Video after the break. I worked at a place that got a new outdoor sign in 1996 that had a black logo during the day, and it turned white at night when the lights inside the sign turned on. I remember they made a big deal out of it when they commissioned it. It had to have been something m...

ISPO Textrends drives fashionability and technicity

OceanSafe raises the bar at HeimtextilOceanSafe has already achieved Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold certification for home textiles based on 100% cotto The balance between beautiful materials, innovation, and responsible manufacturing is becoming the norm with the ISPO Textrends Hub. Newly located in Hall C1, ISPO Textrends is the essential springboard for brands and product developers to start sourcing for the next season. The eighth edition of ISPO Textrends encourages a harmonious approach between creativity and the in-depth development of seasonal basics for Fall/Winter 21/22, but with one common thread, the ever-growing importance of sustainability and responsible production. Creativity is a key driver, incorporating both recycled and virgin yarns through to innovative print and dye techniques, digitalization and novel constructions. No longer the exception but now the rule, sustainable elements feature throughout the 480 items covering ten categories at ISPO Textrends, from insulation through to outer layer, trims, and accessories. What makes ISPO Textrends unique is the international jury of textile experts who have selected the latest innovations and all the key ingredients...

Ever since the release of Pokemon Red & Blue, players have spent years looking for the

Ever since the release of Pokemon Red & Blue, players have spent years looking for the best way to live out the Pokemon dream of catching ‘em all and keeping all of their favorite Pocket Monsters for all of eternity. With each new generation, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have come up with new solutions for how older Pokemon could be transferred forward to the latest game and system. And for a while that worked well but there came a point where it was simply impossible as each new Nintendo system had its own nuts and bolts to figure out and each new generation refined and changed how the games work. When Nintendo released the Nintendo Switch, they made an effort to combine their handheld and home console systems into one, simplifying their approach for modern times. Now that all future Pokemon games will be released in one place, excluding mobile games, The Pokemon Company has taken a step further on what it offered with Pokemon Bank and announced Pokemon Home, a new subscription and storage service where players can store all of their Pokemon from current and future games. Pokemon Home isn’t too far from a worldwide release, so here’s a breakdown of everything we k...