recording of signal strength???

Andre' Kesteloot
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 23:02:42 -0500

God point to keep in mind.
Thanks Michael, for the reminder of days gone by (the game input of the
IBM design)
Michael F. Skelly wrote:

> If you only need 8-bit resolution, you might consider the game
> paddle inputs.  Frequently they consist of 5V, ground, and a
> potentiometer wiper, and the paddle itself is just a variable
> resistor.  Linearity is not very good, and timing is not very
> good, but you don't need that to record band activity.  The A/D
> conversion function of the game paddles is never any high
> frequency sample/hold function, so don't expect to record anything
> more than 200 Hz.