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Wiki History of the “Electronic Puck” #engineering #hockey

This is an incredible 11,000-word (read: not short!) history of the “electronic puck” and glowing pucks on television, complete with retro advertisements.

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We learned something astonishing at one of the very first tests where we had put some LEDs in a puck. We had drilled some holes in a puck, and installed LEDs. If I recall correctly, I don’t think we even installed batteries. This was a survivability test. We wanted to know if we could get LEDs in a puck and have them last for several minutes with these guys slapping them around.

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