I Like The New Electronics” (1)

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You’ve found the premier online wholesaler for Electronics Gadgets, High Tech Gadgets, and all sorts of other Cool and Cheap Electronic Gizmos. 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.new electronics

Given that the Arduino seems to have multiple spotlights on it for the month of January 2011, I guess this is as good a time as any to announce that when I finish the Make: Electronics book (this week, I believe) I plan on continuing forward by learning (and blogging) about my experiences with tackling the 50 projects in the Beginning Arduino book (#3 above).new 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.new electronics

I played with electronics kits from a very early age, and as a teenager spent countless hours soldering and desoldering stuff (mostly the latter even, there was a great little store that sold random circuit boards for cheap that I had a lot of fun taking apart and trying to figure out what the different components were).

As with most electronics ordered, there’s no paperwork on any of it. I can figure out most of it, but the motor has two unlabeled soldering points… my guess is that it DOES matter which wire goes where as the motor needs to spin in one direction specifically… so… I’ll need to revisit the Solarbotics website shortly and see if they have any documentation.