On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 08:52:53 -0700, Alan B <three-eyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 13:14:43 -0600, in message
><1150485283.80861@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Mike McWilliams
>> I'm interested in researching scorpion venom, and have come across
>>descriptions using DC voltage to stimulate venom excretion. Ranging from
>>6v DC at 120ish hz to 1.2kV at 10hz.
>>What I would like to do is use my computers sound card as a function
>>generator to allow me to change the frequency for the voltage desired.
>>I would imagine that sound card output is well below the voltages I
>>require, and from what I understand is AC coupled.
>>I would therefore like to take the signal generated, and use it to
>>modulate a separate DC source at the frequency of the generated function.
>>My question is what would be a good place to start in terms of
>>components? I have little experience in electronics design, though I
>>have put a few kits together.
>Ah well, I found this site:
>and notwithstanding its very general description about the electrical
>design, it doesn't mention anything about DC offset. Given your garbling
>of terminology, i.e. "6v DC at 120ish hz," my guess is you've not done
>enough research about what you need just yet. A web search on "Arthropods
>Electronic Stimulator" didn't yield anything outside the given article. I
>recommend a visit to the local college library. Once you're a little more
>clear about your design needs, you'll get better help here.
Am I right in assuming scorpions aren't very conductive, since they
can take that kind of voltage without frying?
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