Your Moment of Zener. Photo by Johngineer. Our weekly show “Ask an engineer” is approaching 4 years old, it’s the longest running LIVE electronic’s show on the net, we’ve recently added a Google+ live hangout “show-and-tell” with makers from around the world of all ages sharing their projects.
Each week we conclude the show with a “moment of zener” which is just quiet time to reflect on zener diodes (and a hat-tip to the John Stewart show that has “Your Moment of Zen”). On the latest “Ask an engineer” we debuted a new Zener by Johngineer, check it out, larger version here.
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