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Links for Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • Wall Street Journal: Tinkering Makes Comeback Amid Crisis – “The American tradition of tinkering — the spark for inventions from the telephone to the Apple computer — is making a comeback, boosted by renewed interest in hands-on work amid the economic crisis and falling prices of high-tech tools and materials.
  • Seeed Studio: Electronic Bricks? – “By using electronic bricks, you may connect Arduino compatible boards easily with various digital, analog and I2C/Uart interfaces. These the breadboard-less firm connection are prepared to extensive modules like poteniometers, sensors, relays, servos…even buttons, just plug and play.
  • BBC News: LauncherOne: Virgin Galactic’s Other Project – “Virgin Galactic’s aim is to provide an air-launched system which is faster, cheaper, and more flexible.