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Adafruit’s New Kids Show Talks About Amps

Adafruit’s New Kids Show Talks About Amps

[youtube=http://youtu.be/exlRjDKHGRg] Love this! Adafruit has a kids’ video series talking about electronics. Episode one explains how amps got their name and what the units actually measure. And dude — I had no idea André-Marie Ampere was a spitting image of our friend Collin Cunningham! They’ve already produced a coloring book based on the same idea.

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Beautiful Freeform Headphone Amp

Beautiful Freeform Headphone Amp

I wrote just last week about British electronics hobbyist Rupert Hirst’s method and homemade tools for bending his own aluminum project enclosures. This artfully-soldered PCB-free headphone jack amplifier is his latest project, and it only serves to reaffirm my impression of Rupert as a man with a refined sense of the aesthetics of DIY electronics. To top it off, he knows how to take a photo, too. The copper wire was harvested from cable intended for home wiring. Looks like Rupert intends to cast the whole thing in clear resin as a finishing touch.

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