Skip navigation
Russell Rubman’s Gittler Guitar. (via kickstarter & Russell Rubman) Guitars, or stringed instruments, haven’t changed much over the few thousand years since their inception. (A 3,300-year-old stone carving of a Hittite bard playing a stringed instrument is the oldest iconographic representation of a chordophone. Wiki) They still feature a body of some sort, neck, fretboard and headstock that is usually outfitted with six or more strings. On acoustic guitars, it’s the h ...
University of Buffalo’s 40Lb sensor system. (via UofB and BBC)   Wi-Fi signals can be found almost anywhere: in large cities, rural towns and even in the mountains (next to ski resorts and ranger outposts). You can even find them on the ocean, especially on cruise ships, however you will not find them under the ocean. Even though radio waves can penetrate water to a certain degree they have very little range (unless you have access to the US Navy’s ELF frequencies), which ultim ...
IBM 5150 PC... (via Wiki) The late 70’s saw the birth of personal computers, which at the time were being developed in garages by home-brew enthusiasts (Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were among those enthusiasts). Not soon after, companies such as RadioShack, Commodore International and Apple were successfully selling their own affordable take on desktop PCs to both companies and individual consumers. When 1980 rolled around, product test engineer (at the time) for IBM William Lowe came u ...

Filter Blog

By date: By tag: