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Collin Cunningham

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!

Latest from Collin Cunningham

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! Read more »

Easily overlooked, but elemental to electronics hardware, the manually operated switch is the simplest of electromechanical devices -- and likely the most familiar. While the most basic switch is ... well, quite basic -- there's a crazy-huge variety of switch types & sizes available to the electronics maker nowadays. Those... Read more »

Easily overlooked, but elemental to electronics hardware, the manually operated switch is the simplest of electromechanical devices -- and likely the most familiar. While the most basic switch is... well, quite basic, there's a crazy-huge variety of switch types and sizes available to the electronics maker nowadays. Those new to... Read more »

Oscium’s iMSO-104 hardware offers to turn your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a 12MSPS digital oscilloscope with an analog bandwidth of 5MHz. For folks like me with limited desk space & shifting work environments, that’s an interesting offer indeed. Oscium sent over a test model to take for a... Read more »

http://blog.makezine.com/?p=98982 Another clever trick from the world of electronics — Pulse Width Modulation is a simple method for controlling analog devices via a digital signal. It's also an efficient way to drive motors, lamps, LEDs, and more. Read more »

Another clever trick from the world of electronics – Pulse Width Modulation is a simple method for controlling analog devices via a digital signal. It’s also a very efficient way to drive motors, lamps, LEDs, & more. If you’ve ever faded an LED with an Arduino – you’ve used PWM.... Read more »

http://blog.makezine.com/?p=95705 Measuring brainwaves is not just for neuroscientists anymore - new affordable consumer level EEG devices ( & even some toys) do a respectable job at measuring tiny voltage pulses given off by neurons firing in the brain. Cool - but how shall we use these new found sensory powers?... Read more »

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