A Project to Design a Steam Train Noise Synthesiser

A. Stewart
1980, Vol. 12, No. 2,

Abstract


This note aims to set out the background rather than the technical detail of the project. Jonathan Stewart was first used as a guinea pig by his father who wanted to teach Nuffield circuit boards to 11 year olds, having not taught this age range before. Jonathan was aged 8 and found the subject interesting and easy, and was shortly afterwards given a 'Mykit 50in l' electronics kit for Christmas, followed by the 150 in 1 kit the following year, both of which he had worked through within a week or so of receiving them. At 13 he was making practical projects using simple op. amp. I.C's - e.g. a communication system so that we could hear the telephone ring in the garden, and be told who was ringing if someone answered the phone in the house. (It is perhaps relevant to state that I am his father as well as his 'A' level Electronic Systems master).


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