Category Archives: Nostalgia

Granddad’s Altimeter

One of the most interesting mementos that I have from my grandfather is a surplus mechanical altimeter from the early days of United Airlines. It was an unusual object for a kid to see on someone’s bookshelf — even given … Continue reading

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Third Edition

The Book Is Retired. Long Live The Book! Earlier this month, Electronics geeks around the world felt a disturbance in the Force. A presence they had not felt since 1989. This disturbance, however, was most welcome. The long-rumored Third Edition … Continue reading

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CNC Etch-A-Sketch

An Arduino and Adafruit Motor Shield are used to automate Etch-A-Sketch drawings. Source code provided. Continue reading

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The Making of Pitfall

The story behind the making of Activision’s Pitfall on the Atari 2600 is fascinating. Here is true programming genius! Continue reading

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