Technology doesn’t just creep along — it zooms down a highway that has no speed limit. For instance, in transparent flexible electronics and in third generation solar cells, new promising electrodes are composed of three-layer oxide/metal/oxide 1 We find these same structures in photonics for plasmonic wave guides 2 This is also the case for organic solar cells 3 and organic wave guides 4 Electronics has also inspired photonics for optical circuits, and by combining these two sciences, plasmonics circuits have been realized in the last few years.
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.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that if you are advertising health electronics or baby products you may need to make some clear disclaimers about the certification or non-medical status of the products, depending on the location where you are selling.
How the eyes of our young students light up as soon as they light a LED, how new development tools (Arduino, Raspberry Pi) allow makers and beginners to be creative (projects about temperature controllers for egg incubator, remote-controlled greenhouse, and self-guided robots), and how adults are willing to learn and share their knowledge because they realise how useful electronics knowledge is. It was also very interesting to observe learning mechanisms around new technologies.
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).