Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Tom Murphy
User Rank
Blogger
TDQ
Tom Murphy   8/13/2013 11:50:24 AM
NO RATINGS
This is just too darned cute!  I'm impressed with the hand-drawn schematics, which take me back to when I was about 10 or 11, and I decided to dissect my tape recorder to figure out how it worked.  I ended up with a schematic showing the guts of the machine, which, thankfully, still worked after I put it back together.  That further inspired me to build a Heathkit receiver that -- half a century later -- still sits in a box in my basement somewhere.  There is no question in my mind that several of these kids will go on to tackle other projects in electrical engineering.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: TDQ
Max The Magnificent   8/13/2013 2:14:57 PM
NO RATINGS
@Tom: This is just too darned cute!  I'm impressed with the hand-drawn schematics...

I agree -- it's very cute, and I LOVE the handdrawn schematics...

kfield
User Rank
Blogger
Re: TDQ
kfield   8/13/2013 4:52:00 PM
NO RATINGS
@Max Hand-drawn circuit schematics do seem to be becoming somewhat of a lost art!

Frank Eory
User Rank
CEO
Re: TDQ
Frank Eory   8/13/2013 7:07:22 PM
NO RATINGS
A lost art indeed. The hand-drawn schematics bring back memories. My wires weren't much straighter or any more parallel than these. Luckily, accuracy counted more than geometric perfection. Nice to see kids doing these projects.

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
Regional pride
Susan Rambo   8/13/2013 11:17:15 PM
NO RATINGS
I like how all the students featured here did something that represented their state or local area. It kind of reminds me of the state fair or county fairs and how as a kid you would enter something and get a ribbon. (Like entering your chicken or pig.) Does anyone know if the county fairs have an electronics section?

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Regional pride
mcgrathdylan   8/13/2013 11:47:12 PM
NO RATINGS
I once had an intership at the California State Fair media relations office. I can say for sure there was no electronics section then. Not sure about now, but I kind of doubt it. But I agree with your sentiment. The fact that they did something to represent their area is fair-esque.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
So much fun
junko.yoshida   8/14/2013 7:26:14 AM
NO RATINGS
I actually enjoyed every slide and video shown here! Each demo comes with an initial sensation and pride: "Look, what we've done!" I loved the Les Paul guitar thing (image 4). But of course now that I live in Wisconsin, obviously, Lambeau Field demo gets my vote.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: So much fun
rick merritt   8/14/2013 1:37:47 PM
NO RATINGS
I would looooove to sit down in a dark room for awhile and play that "LED Paul" guitar!

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: So much fun
junko.yoshida   8/14/2013 5:49:39 PM
NO RATINGS
I know, Rick, I am with you. That was really a cool Les Paul!

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: So much fun
rick merritt   8/14/2013 6:59:21 PM
NO RATINGS
I think the LED Paul guitar could be a commercial product, at least for a few professional performers. Think of the light show...maybe a whole LED band.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Some Days You're the Pigeon, Others You're the Statue
Max Maxfield
6 comments
I was watching the travel channel on television the other evening. It was some program about Madrid. The thing I really noticed was the plethora of statues all over the place.

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
20 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
15 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)