Trying to Get a 75-Year-Old Radio Running That Was Found in a Barn
On Mr. Carlson’s Lab, Paul tries to get a 1945 Spilsbury & Tindall broadcast and marine radio to work again after it’s been moldering in a barn for 75 years! He challenges himself to see if he can tune in a broadcast on it with the minimal amount of intervention.
He doesn’t even bother to clean it off. It has cracked caps, missing tubes, and spiders living in it. It doesn’t look good. I won’t spoil the ending. Fun (and educational) stuff.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.