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Old 04-21-2018, 12:10 PM   #22
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Default Re: My basic project - needs simplified - Digital TTL circuit maybe

Originally Posted by eccerr0r View Post
software is free
That's the fallacy. Software often costs considerably more to develop often because it is called on to do more for the same recurring dollars than a "hardware" solution would ever consider practical! (would you even try to design a programmable timer to drive that lamp's SCR out of discrete hardware components?? And, what would you do when tasked with making it for less than 25c??)

Sadly, software solutions to even the simplest problems are getting increasingly over-designed -- often in the guise of making it easier to develop solutions with "less effort".
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