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Advice: what to expect when authorities confiscate your electronics

Monday, August 26th, 2013

It's unfortunate that we have to consider these matters, but with governments worldwide obsessed with violating the privacy of ordinary citizens we found a well documented post which puts some flesh on what some naively view as skeletal paranoia. In this comprehensive article Violet Blue of ZDNet outlines the tools...

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RIP Hanz R. Csmenzin – Inventor of the 555 timer

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Hans R. Camenzin the inventor of the famous 555 timer IC died at the age of 78: Hans R. Camenzind was an electronics engineer best known for inventing the 555 timer IC in 1970. He was an inventor on 20 US patents. During his career he wrote three textbooks, designed...

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VIDEO #17: Seeed Studio open source hardware manufacturing tour in Shenzhen, China 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6nFzWn3F2c[/embed] We toured the offices and factory where Seeed Studio makes open source hardware in Shenzhen, China. All our open source projects are manufactured and shipped from here. Be sure to check out our visit to the Shenhzen Maker Faire, as well as our Global Geek Tour wiki.

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Linear Technology staff Scientist Jim Williams remembered

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Drone followed up on our App note: Thermocouple measurement post: Yes, this app note is written by the venerable Jim Williams who passed away last year. Mr. Williams was the author of many famous application notes at both National Semiconductor (now owned by Texas Instruments) and Linear Technology Corp. (LTC)....

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84th birth anniversary of Robert Noyce

Monday, December 12th, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised that today's Google Doodle featured a retro looking IC. This is in regards to the 84th birth anniversary of Robert Noyce "the Mayor of Silicon Valley. He is the co-inventor of the first integrated circuit which was one of defining moments in the electronics industry. Wikipedia...

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