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Micro Power Snitch, part 3

In Book on Mar 4, 2015 at 00:01

There’s trouble ahead for the MPS: it’s not reliable enough yet, and can enter a “zombie mode” whereby the ┬ÁC won’t have enough voltage to start up, while drawing so much current (relatively speaking) that the energy source isn’t able to raise the voltage further.

Leading to some beautiful pictures, but nevertheless totally undesired behaviour:

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The daily articles in this week’s episode are:

So far, it looks like this second MPS design solves the problems of the first. Progress!

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