Patrick is a mid-40 year old geek with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master's degree in Information Systems. Nothing he says here has anything to do with the official position of his employer or any other institution.

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  1. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    Those things are pretty awesome. I want to find an excuse to use one of them in a presentation where the light turns on at the very end when I get to the big idea.Report

  2. Avatar zic says:

    Patrick, do you have a HAM license?

    My sweetie’s been doing some work with this — though the radios he’s building are often to control art installations. He recently began collecting discarded phones at the free-store at the dump; they’re radio transmitters and receivers, after all, and uses the components with arduinos and raspberry pi’s as controllers in his classes.

    This is pretty sweet, I’ll send him a link, thank you.Report

  3. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    My own needs are for something a bit more durable than components laying on paper. But if they’ve solved the rest of the problems, a little x-y plotter to draw lines, some solder paste, surface mount versions of components and a little hot plate for reflow soldering… certainly quicker than sending board artwork off to China.Report

  4. Avatar Road Scholar says:

    I would have badgered the ‘rents remorselessly for this when I was a kid.Report

  5. Avatar aaron david says:

    You can pry my Weller from my burning, solder scarred hand!
    (this is seriously cool!)Report