Once I decided to pick up my electronics hobby again (around 2017) I had to think on how
to make printed circuit boards (PCB). Breadboards are nice for experimenting but at a
certain time it would be nice to have something more permanent on a PCB to build in a
Now that all of my Mac’s are starting to have reliability issues, it’s time to
lookout for a new workhorse. Not that long ago, that would have simply meant a new
Mac. Unfortunately for Apple, they have nothing to offer that appeals to me.
A couple of months ago I got intrigued by a glowing review of the
Sony DMP Z1 Digital Music Player.
Their conclusion was that the headphone amplifier section seemed to
be worthy of the $8.500 asking price. The article also mentioned
that the headphone amplifier was based around the
Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 chip.
Looking at a few key specs, it certainly seems to be very good:
I got a new set of photos today of Knobbi & Simba in their new home. They’re
7 months old already. It’s always nice to see they’re doing well. Time sure flies.
I got interested lately in the stm32 range of micro-controllers. It’s amazing what you can get
these days for only a few Euro’s.