Don’t overcook a PDIP.

Microwaving a dead ULN2803 PDIP:

Gotta wonder how a cerdip part would fare — at least it wouldn’t keep burning.

This one suffered a bad output that disabled functions of a museum exhibit I was working on, and I wasted a few minutes trying to figure out why…. Then a minute more precisely cutting out some wire to form a perfect 2450 megacycle dipole, putting the chip in the middle…….

Magic Smoke has vented.

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