- Joined Mar 19, 2019
I am sitting here with a HeathKit/Zenith ET-3300 Laboratory Breadboard, that I still use. in good condition for breadboarding projects larger than a small set of breadboards can handle. My Dad got it for us over 40 years ago.Interview with Chas Gilmore. Ex-General Manager of Heath about its history and demise.
My Sister-in-law was bragging about what a genius her 8th Grade grandson was. That he knew all about computers and how to write programs for them. So after talking to him and his expressing an interest I bought him an Arduino clone, Monk's "Programming Arduino" book, a multimeter, a bunch of components, and basically everything he would need to get started for a bit over $100. I even told him if he needed any help with anything to email me. He never touched it. I asked his dad what happened and he told me it was "Too hard for him". I laughed and told him there were kids much younger than his using them. I later found out his "Programming Computers" meant using cheat codes in the games he plays on his computer. Ah well, I tried..."kids" today are "in general" just not interested in electronics.
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by Jake Hertz
by Jake Hertz