Archive for June, 2009

Someone is Wrong on the Internet

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

There are so many things wrong with this post by Richard Posner that I hardly know where to start. Consequently, I’ll point out this XKCD comic and go from there. Sigh. I’m very surprised that Mr. Posner seems to so completely misunderstand the web. Almost every web page in existence is copyrighted material, and every […]

Thin Film Experiments, Part II

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Zinc Oxide-­Based Thin-­Film Transistor Experiments, Episode II is now available for your entertainment. Also, a static page with the current documents and some links to resources for making various types of semiconductors at home has been added. July 1st, 2009: “Zinc Oxide-­Based Thin-­Film Transistor Experiments, Episode II” has been updated to version 0.2.

Liquid Dielectric Zinc Tin Oxide Thin-Film Astable Multivibrator

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

It will take me a while to write up a complete description of the experiment, but suffice it to say that I’ve managed to cobble together a working astable multivibrator using two homemade zinc tin oxide thin-film devices as the active components in the circuit. The circuit worked for about 16 hours before the liquid […]