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no cross-wiring article?[edit]

  • Why does cross-wiring work better? Why is there no cross-wiring article in Wikipedia? • ServiceableVillain 23:47, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
    Cross-wiring usually refers to a mistake. Do you by any chance mean transposition of conductors? SpinningSpark 00:19, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the reply. I'm not an EE, know nothing about electronics, etc. I was told many, many years ago that many electronic devices/machines (even as simple as soda-can dispensers) have cross-wring, similar to the way the left side of the brain controls the right hand and vice-versa. I thought it was common knowledge and a common process. • ServiceableVillain 06:31, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
      The term is certainly widely used in neurology as an analogy, but in electrical engineering I don't think it has a specific enough sense to be able to write a meaningful Wikipedia article. Just in case I was wrong on that, I checked the IEEXplore database which came up with only three papers. All of them seem to use the phrase in an everyday non-specific way. Two are talking of "cross wiring capacitance", meaning the capacitance between two traces passing at right angles, and one is talking about transposing address bus digits. I also got one result for "cross wired", which is a paper discussing cross-coupled resonators. I don't think that all these disparate things can be shoe-horned into a single coherent article. Wiktionary could probably be improved with some dicdefs on this though. SpinningSpark 13:58, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Better than what?
Like Spinningspark, I agree that whatever it is you are thinking about, Wikipedia probably does need an article on that topic.
However, from the very brief description you've given here, Wikipedia already has articles on a dozen different things that seem to match that description. It is frustrating on both sides to keep going back and forth with "Hey, that sounds like A". "Nope, that's not it." "Well, are you maybe thinking of B?" "Nope, try again." "Perhaps C?" "Sorry, go fish!"
For example:
crossbar switch, crossover switch, nonblocking minimal spanning switch, Clos network
RF switch matrix, short circuit, audio crossover, Ethernet crossover cable
Cross-wiring between two controllers in a dual modular redundancy system so that a failure in either one may be detected, and the other one can take over reading the sensor and driving the actuators[1]
the kind of cross wiring done by string soldering machines[2][3] in solar panel fabrication
The kind of cross wiring in a marshalling cabinet that can sometimes be replaced with electronic marshalling[4][5][6]
The kind of cross wiring used in fieldbus systems[7]
The kind of cross wiring used with 3 phase motors and other high-power systems[8][9]
When you have a sufficient number of things connected to each other in a wiring harness or printed wiring board, you will inevitably end up with some wire going over (crossing over) some other wire.
Could you give us the URL of a web page or upload a photo to give more detail on the specific kind of cross-wiring you are thinking about? --DavidCary (talk) 18:30, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

4:3 ?[edit]

We have a 16:9 article (and 21:9 aspect ratio), but there's no 4:3 aspect ratio article. Seems like a very big hole in our coverage, considering how common it is and how much more so it was. -- (talk) 02:03, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Diode logic[edit]

Drawing attention of project members to a discussion at Diode logic. Would any project member with an understanding of this topic care to contribute?: Noyster (talk), 16:34, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

There does not seem to be much of a discussion going on there. Are you referring to this insertion and its subsequent revert? SpinningSpark 21:59, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

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Jack Wayman[edit]

Jack Wayman, who founded the first elecronics show and was responsible for the success of the VCR just died if anyone cares to create an article. See this New York Times article. Best.4meter4 (talk) 17:04, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Edit conflict on Wireless power[edit]

There is a disagreement on the Wireless power article about the section dealing with Nikola Tesla's contributions. Additional opinions would be appreciated. See Talk:Wireless power#Way too much Tesla. Thanks --ChetvornoTALK 04:35, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Again, I'd like to ask for editors' opinions to resolve this conflict, only a few would be required to achieve consensus. Whichever side you come down on, I feel this is an important issue which involves the confrontation of science and pseudoscience. See Talk:Wireless power#Way too much Tesla and the sections following it. Thanks. --ChetvornoTALK 16:54, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Boxcar Averagers[edit]

Hello electronics experts. Here's an old AfC submission that will soon be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable topic, and should the page be kept and improved? —Anne Delong (talk) 01:05, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

This has been accepted by Spinningspark. I have made some additional improvements. ~KvnG 15:46, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Great!—Anne Delong (talk) 18:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

A draft at AFC needs help.[edit]

Please take a look at Draft:Chirp spectrum and if it is a notable topic help the author get it into acceptable shape. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 18:25, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Made some basic improvements and accepted submission. Linked from Chirp. Integration could be improved. ~KvnG 14:45, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Pull-up resistor[edit]

The lede of pull-up resistor has seemingly intractable problems that might benefit from the attention of experienced editors. Please see this discussion for details. Thanks in advance, Lambtron (talk) 14:37, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

{{Electronics industry in the United States}}[edit]

template:Electronics industry in the United States has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 11:51, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Pulsed field magnet[edit]

FYI, there is a notice at WT:PHYSICS about Draft:Pulsed field magnet -- (talk) 06:22, 15 May 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of crosstalk and cross-talk is under discussion, see talk:crosstalk (disambiguation) -- (talk) 04:20, 23 May 2015 (UTC)