Demonstrating a strategy that could form the basis for a new class of electronic devices with uniquely tunable properties, researchers at Kyushu University were able to widely vary the emission color and efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes based on exciplexes (1) simply by changing the distance between key molecules in the devices by a few nanometers. If your product has any advanced features such as video, WiFi, cellular or GPS (to name just a few), then at this stage, your prototype will likely be a combination of custom-designed electronics and electronic modules. Open Source Electronics is devoted to support development, hacking and playing with electronics: we share exciting open projects and create amazing products! I wish I’d had luck, but I honestly don’t even know where the nearest AM broadcast is coming from… living in Atlanta, I’ve just assumed I’d pick up something! Lecturer John Saxton explained that Electronics these days is not like it used to be, and now ventures into futuristic areas: We’ve just been using software to program microcomputers—mini-computers on a chip. The surprise announcement that SoftBank was to buy ARM sent ripples through the electronics industry as companies tried to determine the long-term consequences of the deal.
With the winter testing ban finally over, MotoGP World Championship riders and teams were able to get out on track for the first time in 2016. Student Marcus Vick from Indian Queens, previously from Treviglas School, is studying for A Levels in Electronics and Information Technology and AS qualifications in Computer Science and Geography. The brainstorming is really exciting, seeing students understanding that electronics could be a tool for innovation and that innovation can solve their or their community’s problems. That’s right – Make: Electronics is available in digital format for only $10 (no shipping costs!) – if you’ve been considering purchasing a digital copy or know someone who’s shown an interest in the book, this is a good price.
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.
Last year, Twende conducted its first workshop introducing LEDs and basic circuitry to secondary school students aged 16 and 17. Twende’s electronics team goes to a school with basic components like LEDs, resistors, switches, potentiometers and 9V batteries and teaches very basic current and voltage knowledge as students make very simple electronics circuits.
When you can buy it: Neither the interior or the exterior features of the car are ready for production, but the company says the self-driving technology and the gesture-controlled system will be a part of BMW’s regular production in the coming years.