When I read blogs like Engadget, I skim past all of the laptops and only stop to read about fun things like gadgets and mobile devices. That other stuff has reached a stagnant point where there’s not really much that can be done to make it interesting.
I need my toys to be exciting!
I decided to experiment with building cantennas for a physics project this semester. Here’s a tutorial explaining the process: How to Make a Cantenna
There’s nothing better than looking at the unreasonably high price of an electronic gadget, and discovering its cheaper and more powerful home-brewed alternative. David, at Volunteer Lab Rat, has posted a number of interesting projects, including a tesla coil, FM transmitter, and wireless device range-booster among other things.
It’s so easy to forget that so many of these projects consist of components no more complicated than transistors, capacitors, and resistors combined in the right way.