I have started a new blog, which I call shift register It’s about electronics projects I’m doing, mostly building circuits on breadboards and playing with Arduinos. 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.
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).
A quick scan of the entire book and a read of the first few pages tells me that although the material is quite dry (compared to Make: Electronics), it should be very useful. You can look at a lot of Chinese electronics as copies, but another way to see it is that they are learning and catching up with how to produce the best quality devices. Before cutting out the wood for the shell of the robot, I figured it might be wise to actually wire up the schematic first and see if I can get all the electronics to work. But their electronics don’t come in direct contact with bodily fluids because they are enclosed in hermetically sealed stainless steel and sprayed with chemicals that inhibit the body’s immune response (which would otherwise reject them). New Electronics are organisers of the annual British Engineering Excellence Awards The awards are in their third year and aim to promote the success of British companies competing on a global scale.
With this blog, my goal wasn’t to rewrite the book – I just wanted to fill in the gaps (BIG gaps) in my own understanding of electronics and maybe help a few others who might come after me to gather components, catch errors, and basically see someone else doing it first.
At Twende, I saw how electronics and ICT generate so much interest and curiosity. Christmas comes, and nothing more typical than riding a Christmas tree to give a bit of atmosphere. One more thing to remember is that geeky gadgets can give rise to technical questions before sales. Target recently asked guests how they like to shop for consumer electronics and tech gadgets. I purchased a box of 150+ pieces for about $10 at a nearby electronics store and I love these things – should have bought a box at the beginning. Factory Honda riders Marc Marquez – who was fastest in the test – and Dani Pedrosa admitted to having a problematic first day with the new electronics. His motivation to teach electronics is to raise the interest of the students while the school curriculum is poor and to give independence to anyone when they face simple electrical issues.