‘The Electrical Experimenter’ Circa Early 1900s: How-Tos, Patents, Radio News, Electricity Ads, and More!
You’ll want to stop everything you’re doing before opening this digital archive of The Electrical Experimenter Vol. 4, published in 1913. Consisting of 584 scanned pages from multiple issues of the magazine, it includes everything from predictions of solar energy to applications from the ‘phoney patent offizz,’ charts, graphs, illustrations, ads, and lots and lots of news. Be warned the PDF is high-res and 90+MB, or it is also available in ePub, Kindle, and other formats.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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