[time-nuts] Help - Hope?

Hal Murray hmurray at suespammers.org
Mon Jan 2 21:55:52 EST 2006

> I can't see too many children being able to build circuits the way I
> used to, since it will be very difficult/impossible to solder
> components  together. That must have a knock-on effect later in life,
> since nobody  would have taken much interst in electronics as a child,
> since they were  unable to make anything. 

I'll bet kids can find other neat things to do.  The world is different not 

I didn't write any software when I was a kid.  Assembling a robot and 
programming it seems like it would be fun.

> Perhaps circuits published in magazines will need to use power
> transistors, just so they are of a size that is practical to construct
>  without specialist tools and skill. Perhaps children of the future
> will  have to build your own 741 out of a bunch of 2N3055's. 

I don't have any troubles getting transistors in TO-92 packages.

I think the emphasis will change from building X from scratch to building 
what it takes to interface something to sensors and control gizmos.

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