Electronic Design Magazine: DIY Electronics Kits Turn Hobbyists Into Engineers

Iain McFadyen mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 2 11:19:44 CST 2012

I won't lie to you guys... back in around 1979 whilst taking my degree, I found myself sitting in front of a 6502 CPU hobbyist kit as part of my introduction to machine code and microprogramming. After a couple of weeks of messing around with the 6502, we moved on to PDP-8 and PDP-11. Never touched any of the three devices again, ever.

Nice to see so many of you at Tippys, and at Winterfest.....

Iain 8P6UK   (Safely home after a turbulent plane ride on Wednesday through stormy weather.)

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>> There you go again, living in the past. Didn't you know that nowadays, it's everybody's right to be want they want to be, just by wanting it ? Wanna be an engineer? Build a kit, call yourself an engineer! Who needs qualifications, especially those difficult ones that need maths? Wanna be an astronaut? Everyone can! - except that, if you understand probability, you'll see that the odds are against you about twenty million to one. Never mind, just win the lottery instead - you're bound to, one day!
>> [I hope you can read between my lines of sarcasm. I'm with you 100%. Maybe even 110%.]
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