As usual, our forthcoming live online chat on Friday, April 18, promises to be a rip-roaring, fun-filled, roller-coaster thrill ride of thrust-and-parry ideas. Only thrill seekers need apply.
Your host will be yours truly. The main topic of conversation will be anything and everything to do with electronic hobby projects. I know I will be talking about two of my projects that are racing along. First, we have my Bodacious Acoustic Diagnostic Astoundingly Superior Spectromatic (BADASS) Display, which will look something like the following image.
I've already selected the display technology. In my next blog on this topic, I will ponder the ways in which I might perform the spectrum analysis and extract the amplitudes of the various frequency bands.
Another project of mine is the Pedagogical and Phantasmagorical Inamorata Prognostication Engine. I now have my brass panels back from the machine shop, and I spent this past weekend happily creating a jig to hold these panels while I'm hooking everything up and testing my algorithms.
But it's not all about me. (It should be, but it's not.) I know that many members of the EE Times community are working on all sorts of interesting projects. As just one example, we have EE Times blogger Adam Carlson (a.k.a. aeroengineer). Adam is a mechanical engineer, but his hobby is designing and building electronic communication and control systems. And to really mess with our minds, he works in the aerospace industry, but the electronic systems he builds are for use in submarines. (It's a funny old world, and no mistake.)
Our chat -- which is similar to using an instant messaging system but employs your web browser -- will commence at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). You can work out your local time from these clues, or you can use this handy-dandy time zone converter.
All you have to do is click here at the appropriate time to join the fun and make your opinions known. (If you aren't already a member of the EE Times community, now would be a perfect time to register.)
I'm really looking forward to this chat, and I very much hope you'll be able to join me.
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting