Look closely at the inscription on that USB stick. Obviously I sympathize. The folks at Boldport have some very interesting ideas and projects. And they operate from a very cool location, just south of the river Thames, not far from my old home in London. Here is their main site: http://www.boldport.com/blog/2016/2/21/boldport-club-project-1 Here is where you can subscribe to receive a monthly project (with parts!) from them: https://boldport.cratejoy.com/
As for the solder quote from Bob Pease, this was discussed before on this blog, back in 2011. We were talking about an intereview that had been done with Alan Wolke W2AEW:
I also liked Alan's response to the question about his favorite software tool: "Gee, solder is soft, can we consider that software? I use a lot of that!" This is very reminiscent of a quote from the legendary Bob Pease (colleague of Jim Williams): "My favorite programming language is solder." (That quote was sent to me by Steve WA0PWK. Thanks Steve.)
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
Here's the site:
For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
For shipping from a printer in the UK, Spain, or the USA (probably better for UK and other European buyers)
Click here: SolderSmoke EU Version
The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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