[Novalug] Heathkit (OT)
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Wed Jan 4 02:35:08 EST 2012
I'd go even further...their ideas are Totally Stupid. Mounting leds on
the wall of a garage can pretty much only be done in YOUR garage, and
you are used to that one. And how many of us are rich enough to own a
swimming pool? Not to mention that WiFi heats water...and while that
isn't likely to raise the temperature...I wonder how quickly the radio
waves will be absorbed.
Back In The Day, Heathkit made USEFUL items, such as the oscilloscope
mentioned. My father built a Voltmeter and my brother built a Dumb
Terminal which they used for years. Building it was only the first step.
Of course, the Reviewer could have chosen poorly as to which products he
mentioned...maybe they have other useful kits that weren't mentioned.
On 1/3/2012 12:32 AM, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
> Ah, fond memories of assembling a Heathkit stereo receiver. It was great.
> But, the item introduced in the link provided is a "Garage Parking Assistant
> (GPA)." Not sure if this will catch on. I think a physical block on the garage
> floor is sufficient as would be a ping-pong ball suspended from the ceiling to
> hang in front of the driver and touch the windshield when one needs to stop.
> Of course this is not high-tech but elegant. (Disclaimer: the idea is not
> originally mine.)
> From Chuckwalla, CA,
> Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
> Email: RogerB at bronord.com
> Web Site: www.bronord.com
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