Hi, any chance you can send me a few broken diodes to play with?
I am especially interested in LED'd or shorted ones as I can do something with those.
Seems that you can "blow out" the short using some creative hacking, and regain some output at least in the LED operating mode.
I did manage to recover a fried red diode using the same method, and it had near 100% output (!) from 50 ohm short before.
I was wondering what happened to your 445 build that you were going to make, with the poll thread of about ten hosts?
I know you said you could get that HUGE host for around $50 bucks?
Just wondering what happened...any updates...?