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My problem is I should design a controller circuit. which i don't know how! [closed]

I have a question about my Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange post: Current Probe with 1mA precision I've changed GND for my push-pull to Vss to make it possible to do both push and pull but the ...
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Can I ask purely theoretical questions here?

Can I ask purely theoretical and hypothetical questions here? For example: What is the largest (the biggest area of) e-ink display that we could hypothetically power and make usable (working, ...
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How to edit the question to address the likely reasons that it was closed?

How low have mains frequencies gone? What areas once used 30 Hz, and why? Votes are +10/-3, there are three good answers with summed votes +18/-0, and the answers. The stated close reason is: ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Can we get the MathJax reference link fixed? [migrated]

The MathJax reference that is linked in the help box below a new answer is broken. How can that be fixed? Should electronics meta have a tutorial like the math meta tutorial or perhaps link there ...
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Request to add a tag synonym or rename - safety-capacitor for x-capacitor

Ok, right now we have a single tag for dealing with safety caps and that is x-capacitor. But there is at least three types that I know of, X, Y and XY capacitors. When I went to ask a question about ...
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Can I ask about finding a substitute / replacement component that's discontinued?

I am following an old schematic and a few of the Inductors are discontinued and cannot be found for sale anywhere. I have the datasheets but don't know enough about Inductors to find a suitable ...
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Cleaning up typo tags

Disclaimer: I am relatively new to this site and Stack Exchange Tags in general. I recently passed the reputation barrier for creating new tags and though to myself, "Hey, that's pretty cool, I can ...
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Can't we organize a santa give away?

Can we organize a Santa Christmas give away funded by stackexchange ? Such as like a free giveaway like couple of ardino boards like that.
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Canonical learning questions, allowed or make a wiki?

I was trying to decide whether or not to ask a certain type of question on EE.SE concerning expanding my knowledge of electronics etc.. I then found this question from 2012: Canonical "Software ...
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Management of links to external sites

It's been frequently noted that a lot of questions and answers seem to rely on a linked page for proper explanation of the content provided in the post. However, with time the links tend to become ...
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Why was this question closed?

This question is from my perspective, a perfectly reasonable one. The OP does not appear to be asking about a particular product or where to buy, but rather if a source of supply they have found (...
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Tips to improve questions to attract more answers

I have posted some questions which were not well received. Nothing new as I've received tumbleweed badge earlier also. I'd like advises on how to improve them so that I can attract more answers. The ...
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Mentioning a particular user

Currently, we can mention a user using '@' under comments, only if he/she has already commented in that thread. Why our Stack Exchange doesn't allow one to mention any other users in comments so that ...
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Should the [tag:electric-machine] tag really cover transformers?

From the tag info (highlight mine): Electrical Machines are Electro-Mechanical energy converters. They maybe classified into motors (electrical -> mechanical), generators (mechanical -> electrical) ...
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About the questions and answers [closed]

I do have the same problem in Arduino SE, I understand that people in SE are trying to teach "how to catch the fish" and it's priceless but some answers/comments are really difficult to understand. ...
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Nix the reverse tag

The reverse tag is very meta, covers several categories. I nominate it to go away. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/reverse
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Looking for an actuator: is tolerated here?

I'm going to ask a question where I describe my application and write some features I would like from an actuator. My question is about which kind of technology might fit the application - I'm not ...
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Circuit Golf: Puzzle page for Electrical Engineers?

So I find the page Code Golf quite interesting and fun. I'm in IT but also like and know some EE stuff. I'm just wondering, how many people here would like a "Circuit Golf" page, one where EE people ...
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Are requests for connectors meeting certain criteria off-topic?

I'm looking for some mains plugs and sockets with a few specific requirements and I'm thinking about asking a question to find out what kinds are out there that could do the job in question. I am not ...
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What to do with answers that answer a different question than the one actually asked?

As an example: see this answer. As explained in the comment by JRE, it answers a different question ("how do you measure voltage with a multimeter") than the one asked ("how can and Arduino measure ...
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Would it be on topic to ask for a comparison of common wire insulation materials and their relative merits?

After seeing this question, I got to thinking about how I am not aware of any resources on selecting wire insulation materials here, and I feel like that might be a good resource to have on EE.SE. ...
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Can I ask this in the EE parent site?

Is this a valid question for the EE exchange? “I’m an EE student who’s minoring in math and am curious about what upper division math classes will be beneficial to me in the industry and/or graduate ...
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Why on earth was this flag on this answer of a moderator rejected?

I recently stumbled on this question and among the answers I found this one from an high rep user AND a moderator. Although there is nothing wrong in the content of the "answer", it is clearly not an ...
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What to do with my question on Right-to-Repair?

I've asked the following question: How would 'Electronics Right-to-Repair' legislation affect Electrical Design? When I posted this I felt it was extremely applicable to electrical design. My ...
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Should the 7805 part number in the title be corrected?

It turns out that the part in the question Generating negative voltage rail using 7805 is a P7805, which is a DC-to-DC converter, not a linear voltage regulator. I notice that no-one has changed the ...
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Why can I not post information on Weller WTCPN Soldering Iron repair process?

I was going to document my findings on Weller WTCPN repairs, part by part, but apparently I need do something more first. This seems to be rather limiting ad chases away contributors, IMO. It's ...
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Are EDA Software Questions Off Topic

Are questions about the use and operation of EE software off topic, when those questions have no EE background at all? e.g. Convergence, Compilation, Bugs.
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Why not tell OP when the question is unclear?

My question got closed for unclear. On Stackoverflow, on the tags I usually visit, you tell when a question is unclear so that it can be edited. Isn't that common here? I was quite surprised when ...
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How is it decided that a question is unclear?

I don't understand why this question has been closed as unclear. On the contrary, when I read it, it seem completely obvious and multiplying circuits are a more or less common topic. It gives a bad ...
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How should the [permanent] tag be eliminated?

permanent It has apparently been used on only 5 questions. Two are for permanent-magnet motors and generators and one for a permanent-split-capacitor (PSC) motor. I would be inclined to create ...
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Would this be a suitable place for asking about a home electrical installation problem?

I'm a homeowner with an electrical installation issue, and since the electricians that took a look at the problem left me in the dark, I'm turning to the Internet for advice (in hopes I find an ...
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Newbie asks question, gets answer, deletes question immediately afterwards

A new user just asked this some minutes ago: As of now most of the negative feedback systems I have encountered have a feedback factor that is less than 1 but positive. However in some ...
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Someone has been upvoting nonsense non-answers

I just noticed that two extremely obvious non-answers posted within 20 minutes from each other are both upvoted. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/450345 https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Is there a way to ignore specific user's questions?

I must admit that I felt a bit offended by a specific user's attitude towards people trying to answer his question. I also realize he mentioned that it's not the first time people helped him (and he ...
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Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions?

Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions? Or would it not be better to guide people in the right direction? Take this question for example: How to evaluate the ...
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Was I wrong flagging this as not an answer?

I'm talking about this answer which says: The link below explains the default rated (180VA) receptacles. [link] I see no difference between this one and the canonical "i think you should take The ...
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Moderators: please explain the double decline

I am interested in the explanation of why both flags for "harassment/bigotry/abuse" and "unfriendly/unkind" were declined. People (including me) come here if they do not understand or forgot ...
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Why do edits bump posts to front page

I recently edited a post, https://electronics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/227123, an noticed that one of the comments was that Neat, but does not warrant this two year old question to ...
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What's our policy regarding safety related issues without engineering context?

Sometimes, there are questions bluntly in the order of "What happens when I stick a nail into wall socket while holding it?" does-this-strategy-for-crossing-electrified-water-work deleted Does a ...
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Earning edit privelge

I review the edit queue. Part of my review procedure is if edit is done by user g or user p tick accept. Although these users do not have the reputation to edit without review they have consistently ...
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Should I “un-favorite” some old questions?

Over the years I have marked many post as Favorites. The list has become long enough that it's unwieldy and less than helpful. Many of the questions are no longer topical- I've already learned from ...
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OK, let's clean up these STM32 tags [duplicate]

Note: This has already been completed. I'll leave the question for reference :) Some time ago, I asked this question about how we should handle the stm32 tags (stm32f1, stm32f2, etc). The ...
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Why was this edit suggestion rejected?

suggestion in question. The edit, AFAIK, is very relevant to the question, is factually true, and stays well within the scope of what the answer is trying to provide. The edit itself is not ...
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Can you help me to improve my question?

I am trying to understand why my question has been closed as too broad. My question was: Is only a firmware limitation the fact that some camera can't store photo in RAW format? I did, of course,...
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What's going on with this question?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/442521/revisions ???? The author is CONSTANTLY vandalizing his own post so a to make it unintelligible, with other users trying to save it. It's been ...
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Why was this post migrated to mechanics.se?

This post was just migrated to the car mechanics site: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/67998/detect-if-a-can-node-is-transmitting-or-receiving Why? It is a 100% electronics question ...
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Where is Olin Lathrop?

Oh god I miss him so much but he has not been online for more than half a year oh please tell me he is okay, where is Olin? Who will tell me??? Where is the glorious bearded microcontroller man? ...
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Rejected blockquote suggested edit

Normally I can understand why edits were rejected, but in this case I can't. Just out of interest, why was this suggested edit rejected? Maybe it is a matter of taste, but in my mind the edits ...
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Guidelines for down-votes

I don't see any guidelines for down-votes. I thought that they should be reserved for answers that are wrong or misleading, not for correct answers that maybe aren't quite as good as others. Am I ...