REMINDER – Show and tell is now TONIGHT at 7:30pm ET / ASK AN ENGINEER is now TONIGHT 8pm ET !
Ladyada has been doing our live electronic show, “ASK AN ENGINEER” for over 4 years, every Saturday night. As far as we know it’s the longest running live electronics show on the net. Later we added SHOW AND TELL and that’s been going on for the last 2+ years on Google+ Hangouts On Air, it’s our favorite 30 minutes of the week when makers around of the world share their projects.
Some folks requested during the week or earlier, there’s never a perfect time and date for everyone, but it’s all recorded now. That said, we’re moving both shows to Wednesday, it will be joining “Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern” also on Wednesday. Why are we moving the show(s) to Wednesday nights? Having the shows mid-week and earlier in the night will allow us to have more guests from the world of making and have more of our own Adafruit staff on the show. It also means Ladyada can work on electronics all weekend and maybe, possibly, take a day off once and awhile too 🙂
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