From levitating speakers to food printers that decorate cakes, the 2015 CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week has included a wide range of new gadgets from the Internet of Things. By comparing the basic elements from these two sciences – the electron in electronics vs the photon, soliton and plasmon in photonics; electrical cables vs optical fibers and plasmonic wave guides; electrical circuits vs optical circuits; electrical transistors vs optical transistors and plasmonsters; electrical generators vs pulsed lasers and spasers – we remark that photonics has built up, step by step, all the tools already available in electronics.
Researchers at Kyushu University’s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) instead focused on a different type of exciton called an exciplex, which is formed by a hole and electron located on two different molecules instead of the same molecule.
Now, for the first time, Professor Atsufumi Hirohata from York’s Department of Electronics has trialled an alternative non-destructive technique using a scanning electron microscope. Inverting and non-inverting input, output, positive and negative supply, two offset null connections (for a potentiometer) plus one leg not used = 8. Aircraft Electricity and Electronics 5th Edition Eismin Page 140. Segway reportedly plans to make the Hoverbutlerbot commercially available, with an open-platform developer kit due out in the second half of 2016. Finally, I got my copy of ‘Practical Electronics for Inventors’ by Paul Scherz. Later he became interested in electronics and decided to start learning by making things, regardless of his lack of prior knowledge of electronics, and now he is Twende’s official electronics CCB instructor.
While current electronics and photonics are based on sand (silicon and silicon dioxide), carbon, in both bulk and graphene form, might be the future element of choice. I joined Twende, and Chris Mushi, long-time instructor and innovator at Twende, and responsible of the electronics programming, early March, as an electronics fellow, to work on this new programme. Imagination Technologies is a global technology leader with a broad range of silicon IP, including key processing blocks needed to create the Systems on Chips (SoCs) that power mobile, consumer, and embedded electronics. I can already tell that this book should be easier to read and understand after having completed Make: Electronics.
And now I’ve received word that author Charles Platt is planning on releasing an update titled Make: More Electronics in early 2014. Eric Yu of Royole models the company’s foldable Smart Mobile Theater system during CES Unveile in Las Vegas, Nevada January 4, 2016. Open Source Electronics is not just a container of ideas: it is also a web site lead by a team of engineers and geeks who will take part in the discussions and give support.