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Don't expect the end of electronics obsolescence anytime soon

Don't expect the end of electronics obsolescence anytime soon
By Mike Loukides
January 20, 2012

Software updates for consumer electronics sound great in theory. But over time, the discrepancy between what the software is supposed to do and what your devices are capable of will rub obsolescence in your face.

High voltage music: Behind the scenes with ArcAttack

High voltage music: Behind the scenes with ArcAttack
By James Turner
September 27, 2011

ArcAttack creates a maniacal combination of music and mad science that uses half-million-volt Tesla coils to play songs. We caught up with Steve Ward, a recent addition to the ArcAttack crew, at MakerFaire NY and asked him about the technology behind the show.

Just Don't Try Watching Dirty Jobs With It Turned On...

Just Don't Try Watching Dirty Jobs With It Turned On...
By James Turner
January 13, 2010

It seems like just when you get around to buying the latest and greatest techie toy, it's last year's news...

Charles Platt on the Basics of Electronics - Make: Electronics and Learning Through Discovery

Charles Platt on the Basics of Electronics - Make: Electronics and Learning Through Discovery
By Mary Rotman
December 10, 2009

Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? Author Charles Platt (@charlesplatt) has created a book in which you will explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. I asked him a few questions about Make: Electronics earlier this week so I could understand a little bit more about electronics (and why he wrote this book) for myself.


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