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The RESOURCE BIN is an ezine reprint collection of  Don's
columns that originally appeared in Nuts&Volts magazine.
The
primary focus is "where to go to get stuff." The typical topics
covered might include robotics, alternate energy, trade journals,
auto electronics, or electronic surplus. 

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not yet up to our current presentation standards. Your participation
as a Banner Advertiser can contribute to their upgrading.

Newer coverage of similar topics can be found on our GuruGram
and privately via our custom InfoPack library pages.

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   Resource Bin #92  RESBN92.PDF (September 1999)
     
Exploring some PostScript possibilities. What is PostScript? Adobe
      Acrobat. GhostScript. Gonzo Utilities. PostScript and the web. PS as
      language Examples. Scripting combo. PostScript Robotics. More..

Click for the RESBN92.PSL sourcecode.
Click hereto reach the PostScript library.
Click here for PostScript Book access info.

   Resource Bin #91  RESBN91.PDF (August 1999)
     
A look at some Antenna Resources. ARRL. Other antenna books.
     Antennax and friends. IEEE publications. More magazines. Those
     "miracle" antennas. AM resonators. FM DX tricks. More info...

Click here for Antenna Book access info.
Click here for Patent Avoidance info.

   Resource Bin #90  RESBN90.PDF (July 1999)
     
A look at GPS and Navigation stuff. Fundamentals. Differential GPS.
     GPS World. Institute of Navigation. Navtech Bookstore. Trimble.
     Starlink. Free topo maps. Other sites and mags. For more help.

Click here for GPS Book access info.
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    Resource Bin #89  RESBN89.PDF (June 1999)
     
A look at boatanchors and those who sink them. Fair Radio Sales.
     Boatanchor Classifieds. Surplus Al. Antique Radio Classified. Heath.
     Tek Doghouses. Newsgroups. FAQ's. Hamfests. More...

Click here for some Boatanchor bargains.
Click for PostScript programming resources.

   Resource Bin #88  RESBN88.PDF (May 1999)
      
A look at hydrogen resources. Just the facts. Energy carriers.
      Fallacies and frauds. Periodical charts. NASA safety site. Peavey,
      Pyle, Sandforth. Journals. RMI. The web. Some real opportunities.

Click here for our It's a Gas hydrogen library.
Click here for Hydrogen book info.

  Resource Bin #87  RESBN87.PDF (April 1999)
      
Exploring used test equipment options. The foremost rule. The
      blue book. Some sources. Hamfests. Newsgroups. Auctions.
      Mil surplus. Online auctions. For more help. ISMM III contest.

Click here for Oscilloscope restoring book info
Click here for our Math Stuff resources.

    Resource Bin #86  RESBN86.PDF (March 1999)
      
How to superluminally dowse for Brown's Gas in Roswell. Art Bell
      Bill Beaty. Keelynet. Saucer Smear. Borderlands. More miles per
      gallon. Skeptical Inquirer. Preposterosity Du Juers. More.

Click here for Crystal Fire book info.
Click here for Pseudoscience bashing book info.
Click here for Magic Sinewave info.

   Resource Bin #85  RESBN85.PDF (February 1999)
      
Another look at some favorite web sites. Questlink. Hotbot. Books.
      Oxbridge media finder. Military surplus web sites. Maps and aerial
      photos. Patents. Bee's favorites. A few more. ISMM III Contest.

Click here for additional Web Access resources.
Click to reach our Blatant Opportunist library.

   Resource Bin #84  RESBN84.PDF (January 1999)
      
Exploring some medical electronics topics. Some alternates.
      Medline. Fun with dentists. Pulse monitors. Disabilities.
      Brainwaves. The placebo effect. For more info. Contest.

Click here for Medical Electronics book info.
Click here for Alternate Medicine book info.
Click here to view our Bargain Pages.

   Resource Bin #83  RESBN83.PDF (December 1998 )
      
Having fun with some neat stuff. Build your own microprocessor.
      PSD rangefinding. Find that %&$# cat! Luminance probes. Class
      D Amplifiers. Load banks. A few new chips. Some other toys.

Click here for more Neat Stuff info.
Click here for Battery Book info.

  Resource Bin #82  RESBN82.PDF (November 1998 )
      
New Secrets of mil surplus, part II Uh, where were we? Winners and
      losers. A "never be underbid" ploy. The bidding process. Getting the
      goods. $24 jeeps? Free surplus? For more help. ISMM contest.

Note: Mil surplus has now been privitized. See our Auction Help
           library for the latest full details.

Click here for Surplus Bargains info.
Click here for Instant Consulting solutions.

   Resource Bin #81  RESBN81.PDF (October 1998 )
      
New Secrets of mil surplus, part I DRMS web sites. Finding offered
      items. Local, national, RCP, and group sales. Other Sales. Condition
      codes. Efficient markets and typical prices. DRMO base list.

Note: Mil surplus has now been privitized. See our Auction Help
           library for the latest full details.

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     Resource Bin #80  RESBN80.PDF (September 1998 )
      
How to locate elusive test equipment manuals. Newsgroups.
      TV notes Radio Era Archives. Extensive supply listing names
      and numbers. Scope probe info Another ISMM II contest. 

Click here for Test Equipment Bargains info.
Click here to visit the GuruGram library.  

   Resource Bin #79  RESBN79.PDF (August 1998 )
      
Secrets of finding semiconductor and ic data. The end of bingo
      cards? Questlink. Chip Directory. EE Sites. ECG and NTE. IC Master.
      Obsolete semi sources. Trade Journals. Newsgroups. A contest.

Click here for Blatant Opportunist columns.

    Resource Bin #78  RESBN78.PDF (July 1998 )
      
How to start your own web page. Sneaking up on it. Finding
      an ISP. Creating the pages. Promoting your Site. Search engines
      and registration details. Printed resources. For more help.

Click here for additional Web Access resources.
Click here for HTML Books info.
Click here for Home Page Books info.
Click here for Webmaster Books info.

   Resource Bin #77  RESBN77.PDF (June 1998 )
      
A look at accessing offshore electronics. Asian Sources Electronic
      Components. Related pubs. Some directories. International magazines.
      Technical support. Some additional web sites. Further help.

Click here for Offshore Electronics Books info.
Click here to view our eBay live auctions.

  Resource Bin #76  RESBN76.PDF (May 1998 )
      
New opportunities in Home Automation. Home Automator. Circuit
      Cellar. Other mags. Books. Online resources. Manufacturers. Some
      distributors. A challenge. This month's contest. For more help.

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Click here for Home Automation Books info.
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    Resource Bin #75  RESBN75.PDF (April 1998 )
      
Shattering a few virtual reality illusions. Virtual reality today. VR
      Publishing. Web Sites. 3D Graphics. Some magazines. Siggraph. Books
      VRML Newsgroups. Mechanical stuff. Dildonics Contest.

Click here for Virtual Reality Books info.
Click here for water soluble swimsuit info.

    Resource Bin #74  RESBN74.PDF (March 1998 )
      
Shaking down some seismic and earthquake info. Seismometers.
      Seismic associations. Magazines & journals. Books. Amateur
      Seismologist. AAS. Earthwatch. The web. Newsgroups.   

Click here for Seismography Books info.
Click here for an Energy Efficiency breakthrough.

   Resource Bin #73  RESBN73.PDF (February 1998 )
     
 Insider secrets of electronic surplus and auctions. Hamfests.
      Government & Military. Electronic surplus. Web sites. Schools.
      "Closeouts." Auction pubs. Auction houses. Contest.

Note: Mil surplus has now been privitized. See our Auction Help
           library for the latest full details.

Click for Custom Research solutions.

   Resource Bin #72  RESBN72.PDF (January 1998 )
      
A first look at some wireless resources. GPS navigation. Pulse
      monitors. Wireless books. Chip and gear sources. Older RF mags.
      New wireless mags. A look online. Pricey newsletters. A contest.    

Click here for Wireless Books  info.
Click here for Patent Avoidance tutorials.

   Resource Bin #71  RESBN71.PDF (December 1997 )
      
My secrets of web based research. Search engines. Ezines,
      newsgroups, and newletters, Finding people. Basic research tools.
      Finance, jobs, medicine, Acrobat, PIC, humor, more.

Click here for Web Related Books access.
Click here for Basic Web Tools access.

   Resource Bin #70  RESBN70.PDF (November 1997 )
      
Exploring PostScript PIC Flutterwumpers. Getting started with
      PostScript as language. Two examples. Robotic flutterwumpers.
      Flutfiles and PIC's. How it works. For more help. Contest.

Click here for a Flutterwumper Tutorial.
Click for our Flutterwumper Library access.

   Resource Bin #69  RESBN69.PDF (October 1997 )
      
An update on robotic resources.  Comp.robotics.misc. The Robot
      Store. Small Parts. Robotic clubs. Books. Some Magazines. Pricey
     scholarly journals. Surplus and auctions. Contest. Infopacks.

Click here for Robotic Books info.
Click for some PIC Robotics assistance.

  Resource Bin #68  RESBN68.PDF (September 1997 )
      
Some terribly tricky terrific toner techniques. Printed circuits. Decals.
      Transfer papers. Specialty products. Cross linking. Laser  Buddy.
      Wood veneers. Pressure ploys. Mags, Foil effects. Micro Dry Inks.

Click here for the Book-on-demand library.
Click here for Blatant Opportunist columns.

   Resource Bin #67  RESBN67.PDF (August 1997 )
      
How to get started in amateur astronomy. First steps. Newsgroups
      Some magazines. CCD cameras. An astronomy B&B? Radio
      astronomy. SETI. SAS. Ulteron IV contest.

Click here for Radio Astronomy Books info.
Click here for our Golly Gee Mister Science library.

   Resource Bin #66  RESBN66.PDF (July 1997 )
      
Useful tools for Book-on-demand publishing. Adobe Acrobat.
      Which printer? Papers. Bound and determined. Useful BOD
      publications. For more info. Monthly contest.

Click here for the Book-on-demand library.
Click here for the Hardware Hacker library.

  Resource Bin #65  RESBN65.PDF (June 1997 )
      
Some video game tools and techniques. Books. Game Developer.
      Videogame Advisor. Randy Fromm. Coin ops. User Mags. Web
      sites. Newsgroups & Newsletters. Software. ISMM contest.

Click for the Captain Video Secret Mountain Laboratory.
Click here to learn about Magic Sinewaves.

   Resource Bin #64  RESBN64.PDF (May 1997 )
      
Looks at The human side of the web. Chat rooms. Newsletters
      Newsgroups. News: Deja News. Alta Vista. P.A.M.L. User and
      host etiquette. Horror stories, scams, and chain letters.
 

Click here for Basic Web Tools access.
Click here for Web Related Books access.

    Resource Bin #63  RESBN63.PDF (April 1997 )
      
A painless way to scam a student paper. Fast web searching. Aerogels.
      Archaeomagnetism. Buckyballs. magnetic refrigeration. mass
      teleportation, the mystery band, Santa Claus machines, etc...

Click to reach the Guru's Lair library.
Click for the Worst of Marcia Swampfelder.

   Resource Bin #62  RESBN62.PDF (March 1997 )
      
A new way to explore trade journals.. Getting trade journal literate.
      Miller Freeman. Cahners. IDG. CMP. Penton. Chilton. Pennwell. Hearst.
      Story. Asian Sources. Helmers. Ziff Davis. Also Rans. Contest

Click here for our Live Auction bargains.
Click to reach the Math Stuff library.

   Resource Bin #61  RESBN61.PDF (February 1997 )
      
A few of my favorite web sites. Finding the good sites. Technical
      sites. Individual sites. Useful tools. Investments. Jobs. Pseudoscience.
      Humor. A few more. Lodging. This month's web site contest.

Click for our Its a Gas  hydrogen page.
Click to reach the Tinaja Questing library.

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   Resource Bin #60  RESBN60.PDF (January 1997 )
      Finding answers on the web.
A master resource at lookup.com.
      The Yahoo dice. Alta Vista. Whois and WhoWhere. Newsgroups.
      Deja News and friends. A "too much time" contest.

Click here for our Webmastering library.
Click here for our Web Resources links.

   Resource Bin #59  RESBN59.PDF (December 1996 )
      Starting your own technical venture.
Some essentials. Strategy
      and tactics. Getting started. Advertising and promotion. Getting
      ideas. Some starters. More information. Three contests.

Click here for our ISMM library.
Click here for our Blatant Opportunist library.

   Resource Bin #58  RESBN58.PDF (November 1996 )
      Getting a charge out of
batteries. Fundamentals of electrochemistry
      and energy density. Duracell. Yuasa. Chargers. Reference books.
      Home Power, Electric Cars, Your personal battery research.

Click here to access Wind Energy book info.
Click here for our ISMM library.

   Resource Bin #57  RESBN57.PDF (October 1996 )
      
Useful resources for electronic servicing.  Electronic repairs. A few
      trade journals. Getting integrated circuits. Getting parts. Printer repair.
      Godzilla versus the Night Nurses contest.
    

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   Resource Bin #56  RESBN56.PDF (September 1996 )
      
How to start your own web page. The Internic registration. Why
      HTML must be avoided. Template & layout sources. Speedup secrets.
      Importance of Acrobat. Promoting your site. Showing a profit.

Click here for HTML Books info.
Click here for Home Page Books info. 
Click here for Webmaster Books info.

   Resource Bin #55  RESBN55.PDF ( August 1996 )
      
How to explore the web for the first time. How to get
      Netscape Gold and Acrobat Amber. Getting email. Surfing
      and hypersurfing. Gateways. Searching for useful sites.
     

Click here for Tinaja Questing secrets.
Click to reach the GuruGram library.

    Resource Bin #54  RESBN54.PDF ( July 1996 )
      Picking a potent peck of pliant PIC's
. The PIC is now the
      component of the decade. Here are all of the necessary tools
      and resources you'll need to get yourself PIC literate.

Click here for PIC Microprocessing Books info.
Click here for bunches of PIC Website links.

   Resource Bin #53  RESBN53.PDF ( June 1996 )
      
Exploring fundamental information distribution tools. With
      strong tutorial emphasis on Adobe Acrobat, PostScript, Acrobat
      precedents and multiple master typefaces.

Click here for the Acrobat library.
Click here for the PostScript library.

   Resource Bin #52  RESBN52.PDF   (May 1996 )
      Choosing a personal computer
. Find out why buying
      used or older systems is a major mistake. Resolving 
      Apple Macintosh versus PC decisions.

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Click to reach our Consultant's Network .

   Resource Bin #51  RESBN51.PDF  (April 1996 )
      Son of alternate energy 13th, part 6
. Sterling engines. Economic
      analysis. Four books. Electric cars. Human power. Bits and pieces.
      Expansion and continuation of RESBN48.PDF.

Click for our Its a Gas  hydrogen page.
Click here for Electrochemistry book info.

    Resource Bin #50  RESBN50.PDF  ( March 1996 )
      Injection molding & plastic prototyping.
Plastics and polymers.
      The usual suspects. Getting started. Injection molding. My glue
      gun trick. Rigid vinyl. Vacuum forming. Santa Claus machines.

Click here for the Tech Musings library.
Click here for the Hardware Hacker library.

     Resource Bin #49  RESBN49.PDF  ( February 1996 )
       Fundamentals of nutting and volting.  
Finding places to get stuff
       and learn stuff. Magazines. Trade journals. Other resources. Books.
       Learning electronics. Research fundamentals. Starting a lab, more.

Click here for Don Lancaster Books info.
Click here for the Blatant Opportunist library.

   Resource Bin #48  RESBN48.PDF  ( January 1996 )
      Solar and alternate energy resources.  
Solar energy economics.
      Home Power. Solar II CD. World Directory. Real Goods. Online
      resources. Solarjack. Zomeworks. EPRI. AEE. Straw bale homes...

Click for our Its a Gas  hydrogen page.
Click for our Golly Gee Mister Science page.

   Resource Bin #47  RESBN47.PDF  ( December 1995 )
      Another look at telecommunications resources.  
Telephone
      electronics. Current topics. Bellcore. Telecom Books. Hello Direct.
      The Mart. Telecom Sources. Surplus Traders. Network interface...

Click for our Math Stuff  library page.
Click here for Book Access links.

     Resource Bin #46  RESBN46.PDF  ( November 1995 )
      New opportunities in power electronics.  
Power electronics. Magic
      sinewaves. Car alternator steppers. Isopod current monitors.
      PostScript robotics. PCIM. Surplus bargains. Galco. Grainger...

Click here for the Hardware Hacker library.
Click here for the Tech Musings library.

  Resource Bin #45  RESBN45.PDF  ( October 1995 )
      Mightily manic multimedia magazine madness.
Factsheet 5 and
      Ulrichs. U&lc. Wired. Computer Graphics. Video Toaster User. New
      media. Multimedia producer. Bove & Rhodes, more...

Click here for Golly Gee Mister Science topics.
Click for the Captain Video Secret Mountain Laboratory.

   Resource Bin #43  RESBN43.PDF  ( August 1995 )
      Electronic music then and now.
The Theremin. Moog and company.
      MIDI. Electronic Musician. MIX Bookshelf. PAIA. Electronics
      JASA. JAES. Experimental instruments. Online resources, more...
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Click here for our auction tutorials.
   Resource Bin Archive II (25-48)
      Early columns includes test equipment, pseudoscience, servicing,
      breadboarding, video, research, BOD publishing, printed circuits,
      optoelectronics, remote controls, best chips, sensors, more.

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   Resource Bin #26 RESBN26.PDF (March 1994)
     Pseudoscience
ripoffs are a multi-million dollar industry. Here's an
       extensive directory of where to go to get the latest insider info on     
       UFO's perpetual motion, aliens, and wonder medicines.
 

Click here for the Pseudoscience library.
Click here for a Pseudoscience Bashing tutorial.
Click here for Pseudoscience book info.

   Resource Bin Archive II (25-48)
      Early columns includes test equipment, pseudoscience, servicing,
      breadboarding, video, research, BOD publishing, printed circuits,
      optoelectronics, remote controls, best chips, sensors, more.

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            needs your help as a Banner Advertiser or Synergetics Partner.

   Resource Bin Archive I (1-24)
      Early columns includes getting started, ic's printed circuits,
      newsletters, surplus, automotive electronics, trade journals,
      PostScript, desktop pub, patents, prototypes, ham radio, more...

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   Resource Bin #06 RESBN06.PDF (July 1992)
    
An intro to the wondrous world of electronic surplus. Military
      surplus. Hamfests. Wholesale surplus sources. Some personal
      favorites. Community college auctions. Industrial surplus.
Click here for our auction bargains.
Click here for our auction tutorials.
     Resource Bin #07 RESBN07.PDF (August 1992)
     
A look at Unique Opportunities in Auto Electronics. Starting with
       the obvious. TCS & SCS valves. The BA1404 Abusing car alternators
       for fun and profit. Books & trade journals. Junkyard dog contest.

Click here for Don Lancaster Books info.
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Click here for our auction bargains.
Click here for our auction tutorials.

   Resource Bin #05 RESBN05.PDF (June 1992)
    
How to explore labor-of-love technical newsletters. Some great
       examples. Not quite newsletters. House organs. Beyond labor-of-love
       The SCAR ploy. A superb book source. Another contest.

Click here for our Webmastering library.
Click here for our Web Resources links.

   Resource Bin Archive I (1-24)
      Early columns includes getting started, ic's printed cirucits,
      newslatters, surplus, automotive electronics, trade journals,
      PostScript, desktop pub, patents, prototypes, ham radio, more...

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            needs your help as a Banner Advertiser or Synergetics Partner.

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Other columns and ezines of interest include Tech Musings,
the Hardware Hacker series, GuruGrams, the Guru Library,
and the Blatant Opportunist.

Other archives include Hardware Hacker, Ask the Guru, Don's
PostScript Secrets, the PostScript Show and Tell, the Case Against
Patents
, and assorted Early Reprints.

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