I’m a big fan of having hobby projects. In addition to taking one’s mind off the toils, troubles, and tribulations of the world, I think that having a new “thing” that you want to do is the best way to set about learning how to do it.
Take adding a new programming language to your repertoire as an … Read More → "Recreating Retro-Futuristic 21-Segment Victorian Displays"
“Kid, when I was your age, we programmed computers by hand using ones and zeroes. And some days we ran out of zeroes.” Okay, boomer, but today’s programming languages are a wee bit more advanced now. So advanced that it’s tricky to know which language(s) to learn or how useful they’ll be. … Read More → "What Programming Languages Are In Demand?"
What do you think about when you hear the phrase “printed electronics”? To be honest, if you’d asked me yesterday, I would have probably waffled on about using printing techniques to implement components like capacitors, resistors, and inductors on hybrid substrates, multi-chip-modules (MCMs), and some specialized forms of printed circuit boards (PCBs), but I was just talking with Dr. Florian Ullrich from Read More → "Organic Printed Electronics for the 21st Century!"
USB is one of the success stories in the saga of technical standards, and one of the few that lives up to its name. It truly is universal. But that’s about to go out the window.
It started off so well, too. If the funny rectangular plug fit, it worked. It was way</ … Read More → "USB & HDMI: Who’s In Charge Here?"