@Frank: We'll just have to see if he comes back! I intend to write a short story every month to keep him interested.
I'm sure he will come back -- and I'm equally sure that he will treasure your short stories -- make sure you keep copies -- you can bind them all in a book when he gets older and eventually he might read them to his kids...
His parents took him to Florida (from here in Massachusetts).
I intend to write some short stories, like yours, to show that stories can be short and fun. Maybe he will start writing.
If he comes back next summer, I intend to create a project, based upon a previous article in EE Life. I would like to make a star, with five points, and three LEDs at each point: red, yellow and green. They would be driven by an ATTINY11 or 13 (I like AVRs!) and a couple of 74HC595s. The software would be simple, with a routine to pull three bytes out of the database. First byte would be speed, second and third would be put directly into the 595s to drive the lights. It would be fun and he could learn design and programming. He would also make a big flash!
We'll just have to see if he comes back! I intend to write a short story every month to keep him interested.
Max, I espected the bag to be full of watches to replace the one he just sold!
Last week, I saw my ten-year-old nephew off, perhaps for the last time, and I wrote a short story for him. Perhaps three minutes. Of course, it was a science fiction. You might enjoy it (even though you are not ten years old!)
I just hope the actual 3D hologram watch won't come with a recharger trunk to walk with :)....seriously though, i think holgraphics are a beautiful concept. the fact that you can have the benefits of technology without needing extra space. Useful in a worls where space is shrinking.
The battery technology is not going with same pace as many other technology gadgets. There has not been any comparable technological breakthrough - as we have seen with smart phones, TVs etc - for at least 50 years available for the average consumer. The battery is among the top heaviest and largest items in my smart phone. What's the hold up?
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