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  1. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    11/01/2017
    Maker and Entrepreneur Jeri Ellsworth on Virtual Reality at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Las Vegas, Nev. USA

    Technology will reduce the clutter needed while experiencing VR and open new opportunities . . .

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    Wayne Yoshida
    The tantalizing promise of augmented reality games
    venturebeat.com CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week, was loaded with augmented reality smartglasses, which layer digital animations and information on top of the real world. They promise us wonderful connections between the digital and physical...
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  2. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    10/01/2017
    Great Example of a Maker and a Maker Project!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Turn An Old Cell Phone Into A Smartwatch
    www.instructables.com Smartphones are an integral part of our everyday lives, but remember when they were not so smart? Those golden days when push-button monochrome LCD screened phones did little more than call? I'm sure a lot of us still have some of those old dumb...
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  3. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    07/01/2017
    Modifying Surplus 10 GHz Gear for Amateur Radio Use
    Wayne Yoshida
    Harris-Farinon 10 GHz Amplifier for Amateur Radio Use
    wayne-yoshida-kh6wz.com The ARRL 10GHz and Up contests are coming up soon (August 17 to 18 and September 21 to 22), so I thought I’d re-publish my article that originally appeared in The Proceedings of Microwave...
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  4. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    05/01/2017
    Who Needs an Autonomous Car - Train a Parrot to Drive!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Pepper the Parrot Drives His Own Vehicle
    www.sciencechannel.com Pepper the parrot can't fly... but he can drive his own specially made...
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  5. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    05/01/2017
    Wait. What is "Maker Faire"? Here is a great two-minute video!
    Maker Faire 2014: A Drone's Eye View
    Maker Faire 2014: A Drone's Eye View 3D Robotics shot incredible footage of Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 all weekend long, using their IRIS autonomous aerial vehicle. Check out the video they...
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  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    05/01/2017
    The 2017 "Call for Makers" is out!

    Maker Faire Bay Area - May 19, 20 and 21, 2017
    World Maker Faire New York - September 23 & 24, 2017

    Great place to demonstrate your DIY projects of all kinds!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Call for Makers - Maker Faire
    makerfaire.com The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and...
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  7. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    28/12/2016
    Semiconductors in the news: RF, Power Management and GaN

    Might be good to follow the technology leaders mentioned in this article.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Faster, Smarter, Better: The Next Chip Revolution
    www.barrons.com How companies like Applied Materials and NXP are leading the next chip...
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  8. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/12/2016
    "Circuit Girl" Jeri Ellsworth is an Amateur Extra class ham radio licesnsee. She successfully passed all three ham radio exams at the Pacificon ham radio convention in October. Her callsign is AI6TK.

    I like to think Jeri caught the ham radio urge from seeing our ham radio display at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif.

    Here's a video of Jeri talking on 79 GHz in 2002, before she was licensed. Remember, operating ham radio without a license in the USA is OK, if the person is supervised by a licensed ham - this is part of the educational aspect of the hobby.
    Circuit Girl Jeri Ellsworth Makes a 79 GHz Ham Radio Contact at Our Maker Faire Display
    Circuit Girl Jeri Ellsworth Makes a 79 GHz Ham Radio Contact at Our Maker Faire Display ****************** Informational Note: Jeri Ellsworth is not an FCC-licensed Amateur (ham) Radio operator. However, because the FCC is very aware of the...
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  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/12/2016
    Great images of Earth - and some things to think about . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Wallpaper From Beyond the Van Allen Belt - Forester Network
    foresternetwork.com Once a month or so I change the wallpaper on my office PC, but over the years I’ve found myself returning again and again to NASA’s Earth_Lights, a...
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  10. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/12/2016
    Solar power for space tourism - Got an extra 10 million bucks?
    Wayne Yoshida
    Solar Power Coming Soon To Space Tourism Industry - Gas 2
    gas2.org SolarStratos, a new company based in Switzerland, has built a solar power airplane it claims will let people explore the edge of space while leaving a tiny carbon footprint behind. Cost of spending 15 minutes 15 miles above the earth? $10,000,000....
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  11. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    12/12/2016
    DIY: Christmas Light Decorations
    DIY: Christmas Light DecorationsOver the past several years, I have been finding ways to streamline the time it takes to decorate my house at Christmas. Previously, I had to drag out the ladder and string out the lights onto little hooks on the rafters and other places, taking up...
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    Comments

    Wayne Yoshida
    19/12/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks Tony. I'd do it for free! Just fly me over. . .
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    16/12/2016 #1 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    And what would it cost me to to bring you to my house and create something? :-) Love the DIY Maker spirit, @Wayne Yoshida!
  12. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    09/12/2016
    Are you a non-USA ham operator and want to operate in the USA? Here is some good information on DXpeditioning to W, K, N, A land!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Foreign Licenses Operating in U.S.
    www.arrl.org The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and...
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  13. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    08/12/2016
    Just like "cloud computing" -- wireless key fobs for your car - and what other electronic locks -- can be easily opened by anyone with this snooping hardware. . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    New Car Theft Device Uncovered
    www.automotive-fleet.com A growing number of thieves are using a high-tech device to easily break into vehicles and drive away. Video courtesy of NBC News/Today.com. For the full story, click...
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  14. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    30/11/2016
    Progress on the 15 meter transceiver. Hit a snag. Either the kit instructions are wrong or the parts I received (toroid cores) are wrong. Holding from the kit supplier . . . so I am refurbishing an old and broken PanaVise Wayne Yoshida
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  15. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    23/11/2016
    Interesting and fun-looking demonstration - Electromagnetic Ring Launcher
    Wayne Yoshida
    Electromagnetic Ring Launcher -- Building a Science Museum Classic
    www.designnews.com The Jumping Ring or Electromagnetic Ring Launcher experiment is a staple of science museums and physics class rooms. Here's how to build your own right in your...
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  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/11/2016
    What's on Your Workbench?

    I am building a 15 meter QRP transceiver from a kit. (Ft Tuthill 15 M CW Transceiver from Pacific Antenna - http://www.qrpkits.com/fttut.html)

    What are you making?
    Wayne Yoshida
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  17. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    17/11/2016
    Something to consider. Sort of like the "build it and they will come" idea. Design a clever (hopefully useful) "thing" for the IoT, someone will take the challenge to hack it, and - an engineer will figure out how to keep the hacker out. Until another hack finds another hole - and the process continues. . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Futurist Warns, Don't Get Paralyzed by Cyber Security Fears
    www.designnews.com A noted hacker and futurist at the recent IoT Emerge 2016 show in Chicago warned that engineers creating Internet of Things applications mustn’t slow the pace of innovation due to fear of cyber...
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  18. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    17/11/2016
    Those defective Samsung Galaxy 7 batteries/phones. What happens to all that eWaste? A quick video shows us the special shipping package, but what happens at the dump?
    Wayne Yoshida
    The E-Waste Aftermath of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 Recall
    www.waste360.com Samsung and waste management companies are facing the challenge of safely disposing or recycling the massive amount of e-waste caused by the...
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  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    17/11/2016
    Morse Code and - the Three Stooges . . .
    STOOGE SLAPSTICK SAVVY: how NOT to pass your morse code exam
    STOOGE SLAPSTICK SAVVY: how NOT to pass your morse code exam clip from the 1943 Curly short, "Spook Louder". Moe, Larry, and Curly suddenly hear dots and dashes. Moe expects Curly and Larry to translate. Hilarity...
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    Comments

    John Valledor
    17/11/2016 #1 John Valledor
    Ironic that Morse's 'dots and dashes' of yesteryear have been supplanted by '0 and 1's' of computer binary code today. Using not two, but three stooges to find humor in the duality of a binary world...slapstick indeed!
  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    16/11/2016
    Great "music video" - drumming in Morse Code -- I wish I learned the Code that way.
    Vadrum Speaks Morse Code (Drum Video)
    Vadrum Speaks Morse Code (Drum Video) The fastest way to learn a new language? Obviously by playing it! :-D What's up everyone, here's you the fascinating Morse Code alphabet as you've never...
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  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/11/2016
    Remember this Jay Leno show on may 13, 2005? Morse Code vs Texting - Watch the exciting challenge . . . . .
    Morse Code vs. Texting Contest on the Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show" - RF Cafe Video for Engineers
    www.rfcafe.com Watch the video to see if they were...
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  22. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/11/2016
    Calling all Bees. Another new character enters the Hive. Meet Dean St Hill -- from Barbados! I met Dean more than 20 years ago via ham radio. Another great story to share someday. Is Dean the first Bee from Barbados?

    https://www.bebee.com/bee/dean-st-hill
    Wayne Yoshida
    Dean St. Hill - beBee
    www.bebee.com Public profile of Dean St. Hill on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
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    Comments

    Wayne Yoshida
    15/11/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 You know Deb, ham radio is probably the original "social media"
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Great to meet you, @Dean St. Hill, I believe we are going to have some communications options on beBee quite soon that might be like ham radio meets the Jetsons.....
  23. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    11/11/2016
    Great video and info on automotive electrics --
    Wayne Yoshida
    Developing parts for road cars vs. race cars
    www.motorauthority.com Road cars and race cars are very different. The cars we buy for every day driving are much heavier, due in part to safety and emissions equipment. Race cars shed every ounce of weight in the pursuit of speed. But those aren't the only differences....
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  24. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    09/11/2016
    This is the problem when anything is not clearly defined. The "Internet of Things" - what does that mean? What sort of things? I am sure companies can think of better connected-products than coffee pots, refrigerators and fitness loggers. . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Design News - Blog - The Internet of Things is Too Thingy
    www.designnews.com Cees Links, a pioneer of the wireless data industry, doesn't see the connection between the IoT and the things themselves, but all the focus on the actual devices, he says, is missing the point and making everyone confused about what the business...
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  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    04/11/2016
    Makers and Maker Faire -- More News from the World Maker Faire in New York City --
    Wayne Yoshida
    YouTube's Close-Knit Community of Makers | Make:
    makezine.com A growing community of video makers who support, collaborate, and riff off of each...
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