SparkFun is a manufacturer and worldwide leader in Open Source Hardware (OSHW). The gadgets in our main Electronic Gadgets category include solar products like solar phone and laptop chargers; LED watches with cool light effects or amusing cryptic ways of displaying the time; laser gadgets such as handheld laser pointers and disco lights; and loads of other small and interesting electronic gizmos.
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.
I learned from Chris how to find an electronics solution to a problem by making; while I would do calculations, launch a simulation, or look for a tutorial, Chris would just take a breadboard and go. One day I was reading ‘Instructables’ to design a new ‘Build It’ workshop and not able to come up with anything; Chris would just take a few components, a few materials that were lying around the workshop, and in one afternoon he had built a torch.
Target’s John Butcher, vice president of electronics, announced the new floor plan test at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. One of the additions has been the new Electronics room, which was originally just high ceiling space at the top of an airy Engineering room on the floor below.
This year, the goal was to get deeper with the same students – in both electronics capacity and insight to the design-thinking philosophy. From that moment, it was set that Chris and I would make great complementary partners, as Chris had the practical experience of building things, and I had the theoretical knowledge of electronics from the books. The fee is not a tax or a refundable deposit, but it goes into an industry-run electronics recycling program. Lets you sort electronics by price, customer rating or features, so finding the right device for you is a breeze. The magazine covers a range of topics including news, technology features, product information and interviews with industry experts.