ABOUT




Hi I'm Stuart and welcome to my website. I've been an electronics service engineer pretty much all my life, repairing Television, Audio and Computer equipment for the domestic market. When first launched, this was intended to be a place for logging and sharing the various faults I'd found with their symptoms and cures, but since I no longer work in this field, stufinnis.co.uk is now devoted to my lifelong electronics hobby, with lots of projects to build and a few other things thrown into the mix as well

As a young boy I loved reading electronics magazines which I'm sure must have inspired me to create this site. When I read information, I like to 'cut to the chase' and not have to wade through loads of 'waffle' to find what I need, and I guess most people are the same. So with this in mind, the articles presented here are minimalist in style while hopefully still conveying the neccessary information. My wish is that the content will steadily grow and get better with time


All projects are my own design with circuit diagrams, board layouts and graphics hand drawn using PhotoFiltre. For reference, my favourite UK electronic component suppliers are:

eBay (of course!)
Switch Electronics (also known as led-essential on eBay)
Spiratronics (also spiratronics on eBay)



ELECTRONIC PROJECTS

Bat Detector    NEW

Touch Controlled Digital Clock

24 Hour Binary Clock

Solar Powered Joule Thief

Wearable Joule Thief

12 Volt Touch Switch

Relay Switched Router UPS

Low Profile 12 Volt LED Bulb

Open Baffle Bluetooth Speaker

Novelty VHS Bluetooth Speaker

5 Volt Switching Regulator

Headphone / Pre Amplifier

OPA2134 Stereo Headphone Amplifier

LME49710 Stereo Preamplifier

LM1875 Stereo Power Amplifier

TDA7052 Amplified Speaker

TDA2822M Stereo Amplifier

The Simplest Stereo Amplifier in the World

Class B Amplifier

The 'Basketcase' Amplifier

Electret Microphone & Preamplifier

Passive Stereo to Mono Resistive Mixer

Solar Powered 12 Volt Backup System

Solar Charge Regulator

Automatic Night Light Circuit

PP3 Battery Charger

USB Powered AA Battery Charger

Constant Current AA Battery Charger

1Khz Phase Shift Sine Wave Oscillator

Latching MOSFET Switch

Simple Logic Probe

Making 12V CFLs

Compact Standard Lamp (eco)

Compact Standard Lamp

Wooden Floor Lamp

Energy Saving Kitchen Cabinet Lights

Kitchen Table Workbench

LED Digital Clock
TUTORIALS & OTHER STUFF

Notes on Installing Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon

Running PhotoFiltre on Ubuntu Using Wine

How to Save Equalizer (EQ) Settings in VLC Media Player

Create a Playlist with VLC Media Player

Extract Audio from Video with VLC Media Player

HDR from a Single Photo

How to Make Film Negatives Positive

LibreOffice Writer 'Quick Guides'

My Quest for a Silent PC

Mobile Phone Stand

Simple Camera Phone Stand

Sholeace Projects

Cable Weight

Audio / DVD Fault Database

Flat TV Service Information

The Sarcen Stones of Tunbury Wood Walderslade

The Hum



DISCLAIMER

Website created with KompoZer | Hosted by Falcoda Internet
Copyright 2011-2020 by Stuart Finnis

"A notepad and pencil are always to hand for when an idea strikes. It's fun to just scribble, create and learn"