I share your bewilderment regarding the fuss this topic created. As indicated, I think Till misread vleeuven's original meaning.EstherM hat geschrieben:I am quite impressed, that this file, which has already been on the ftc website for more than three years now attracted so much interest, once it has found a place at the prototype of the new website. There is a clear warning message at the file download page.
I doubt that anybody who is not familiar with electronics will experiment with this circuit.
However, I neither share your optimism regarding standard disclaimers and their actual impact (is your experience that people read them or take them by heart?), nor regarding possible users of this kind of information. Fact is, we both don't know. So why leave it up to chance? Why not just add a simple sentence of warning to the download description warning about using the pin as a 3,3V current source in other than this specific application, add a link to this thread, and be done with it?
Another part of the disclaimer reads "Falls Du einen Fehler findest, kontaktiere bitte Dirk Wölffel oder uns." In a sense, the OP did just that.