Archive for Hobby Electronics

Random ROMs

I have this weird habit. I collect stuff… Even weirder, I am insanely curious about the stuff I collect, even if it takes me years to discover what it is I’ve actually collected. In this case, I was perusing through parts drawers and came across a bunch or EPROMS. These EPROMS were collected over the […]

Workshop Weekend

As a member of the Vintage Computer Federation (VCF), Mid-Atlantic Chapter, I regularly attend their scheduled Workshop Weekends, where members go to work on broken electronics (mainly, but not limited to vintage computers) in a group setting. Like a maker space, this helps our members to learn from, or mentor others, in an effort to […]

Throwback Thursday – AM Radio Broadcasting Kit – 1977

Today (October 31) in 1977 marks a starting milestone in my personal career. It was the day I stopped going out for Trick-or-Treat and got started in the world of hobby electronics. I had some money left over from a birthday gift not long before and was at the mall, hanging around the Radio Shack […]

Attending Maker-Faire for the first time – Part 1 (a summary)

The last weekend of July 2011 is over, and my first trip to Maker Faire is completed. I took my son along with me on a 500 mile roadtrip to Dearborn, MI to attend Maker Faire:Detroit at The Henry Ford. This summary, or review as it might be interpreted, is an honest recollection of how […]

Hobbyist Electronics – Old and New

As my son grows older, being about the same age I was when starting in the hobby, I’ve learned that he is developing the same interest in “tinkering” with technology as I did. While looking for suitable resources for him to get started in the hobby, I’m perturbed at the lack of local parts sources. […]

The way ELECTRONICS used to be!