Going into New-Style Electronics – the Evolution of Electronics

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The Evolution of Electronics

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If you read my previous article “Bringing Old-Style Electronics Back” you will note the reflection on old style values we place on modern electronics – gone are the days of just using a soldering iron and general sucker to remove components or conduct a repair using a few simple components. We no longer see tags or wire wrapping – we look on in awe at surface mount and the immense sophistication of modern ICs and microcontrollers and data processing chips. Yet the end result is the same – a working slab of solder, components and electron flow until we get to how fast things happen! We focus on the end user in this article and not industry. Continue reading “Going into New-Style Electronics – the Evolution of Electronics”

Bringing Old-Style Electronics Back

This is one subject which is oft brought up when speaking to any of the over 40s club. Does it really have merit – we live in the digital age and so what? What do you mean anyway? Can we mate old styled electronics to our newer brethren?

Hobbyist's Milling Machine - Wiki Commons
Hobbyist’s Milling Machine – Wiki Commons

 

Modern is to Trash

Well, anyone with a passion for electronics or has been in the field for more than two decades will have noticed the trend for manufacturers to build throwaway items – one no longer has to repair, the life-cycle is such that the general population trash rather than destroy. Continue reading “Bringing Old-Style Electronics Back”