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The Best Soldering Stations (Updated for 2022)

The Best Soldering Station

Having a soldering station is almost mandatory for today’s home electronics enthusiasts. A soldering station will raise your speed and accuracy leaps and bounds over a standard soldering iron. So the question is which one to buy? Well, we’re going to review the best soldering stations of 2022! WHAT ARE THE BEST SOLDERING STATIONS? If […]

The Best pfSense Box (Updated for 2022)

The Best pfSense Box

If you follow The Geek Pub regularly, then you know we are a huge fan of pfSense. We’ve been running it our environment(s) for several years and its just rock solid and reliable. The biggest issue we have is that although pfSense is community based and open sourced, it is ultimately still owned by Netgate […]

Best Power Supply for Mining Cryptocurrency (updated for 2022)

The Best Power Supply for Mining

When building a GPU based mining rig, our research shows there is a lot of misinformation going around that makes it difficult to decide what to purchase. This has a lot to do with the nature of mining. Its something that just about anyone with a little cash can do, if they can follow directions […]

The Best Benchtop Power Supplies for Hobbyists (Updated for 2022)

The Best Benchtop Power Supply

In this buyer’s guide we’re going to talk about the current best benchtop power supplies for 2021. Every home electronics enthusiast should have one! They make the hobby more enjoyable and provide a quick way to power not only your projects, but to test equipment and circuits when you suspect the power source is flaky […]

The Best Multimeters (Updated for 2022)

The Best Multimeter

In this article we’re going to cover multimeters! We’ll talk about how to use them to measure voltage, current, resistance, and continuity.  We’ll go over what to look for in a multimeter, where to buy one, and give you our picks for the best multimeters you can buy. Deciding Which Multimeter to Buy? In today’s […]

Using a 555 Timer in Monostable Mode

using a 555 timer in monostable mode

In this tutorial we’re going to learn about using a 555 timer in monostable mode, but first a little history is in order! Without a doubt the 555 timer is one of the most common, if not the most common integrated circuits used on electronics over the last 45+ years. First entering production in 1971 […]

GBS-8200 Manual (CGA to VGA converter)

GBS-8200 Manual

This GBS-8200 manual covers the configuration, operation, and troubleshooting for the GBS-8200/GBS-8220. It converts CGA, EGA, and YUV (component) to VGA. This allows you to connect older equipment to VGA TFT monitors or to new HDTVs that have a VGA input. You can buy the GBS-8200 in our online store. GBS-8200 Features Supports CGA, EGA, […]

Pandora’s Box 5S Game List

Pandora's Box 5S Game List

This is a Pandora’s Box 5S game list and some some quick information on what the PB5S-999 actually is! The PB5S is a drop in replacement mainboard system for existing arcade machines, or can be used to build your very own custom arcade cabinet. It uses a standard JAMMA connector and the standard JAMMA pinout […]

JAMMA Pinout (PDF)

JAMMA Pinout PDF Included

Whether you’ve just started learning about arcades or you’re a die hard arcade fan, you’ve no doubt heard JAMMA mentioned in conversations. JAMMA is an industry standard connector used on arcade boards. Standards make things easier to work on and understand! In this article, we’re going to cover the JAMMA wiring and connector and provide […]

Using a 555 Timer in Astable Mode

555 Timer astable mode hero

In this tutorial we’re going to learn about using a 555 timer in astable mode.  We’ve talked about the longevity of the venerable 555 timer and how its been around for almost 50 years at the time of this writing. It’s an incredibly versatile little integrated circuit with many fantastic uses. In this tutorial we’ll […]