[time-nuts] Help - Hope?
John Ackermann N8UR
jra at febo.com
Tue Jan 3 08:28:57 EST 2006
It's interesting that this is the same discussion the ham radio
community has been having for years now, as we've seen the kids that
used to become hams diverted to computer-based activities.
While I don't personally have a great talent for bringing youngsters in,
I'm happy that organizations like TAPR are bringing the two fields
together and providing a reason for computer-oriented students to look
into ham radio. And, GnuRadio is an even better opportunity for
Hal Murray wrote:
>>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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