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 and techniques government agents worldwide […]
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 the first integrated class D […]
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.
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). There is a very nice […]
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 quote: Robert Norton Noyce (December […]