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Not all electronic signals are communicated via electricity. By transmitting information in the form of light, we can avoid many limitations inherent to traditional wiring. And on top of all those benefits – fiber optics are just straight-up cool!

Curious minds interested in experimenting with the transmission of sound as light should check out the Fiber Optics kit I use in this video – could also be interesting to exploit the kit’s ability to send a signal much further …

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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