As you may or may not know, the folks at Altium offer amazing design software for printed circuit boards (PCBs). Moreover, as you may or may not know, I’ve been writing a series of “newsy” type articles for them. Well, I just bounced over to have a meander around the Altium website, as you do, and I spotted that they recently posted three columns that I submitted a while back and forgot all about.
I couldn’t help myself; I had to take a look to see what I’d said. Now, while trying to remain humble (I pride myself on my humility — you’d have to travel a long way to find someone more humble that me), I would be fibbing if I failed to say that I found these little rascals to be rather interesting.
And then I started peeking at some of my earlier offerings on Altium’s site, and I found myself saying things like “Wow, I’d forgotten all about that!” and “I can’t remember ever knowing that!” and “Ooh, my chum Xxxx would be interested in that!” And then it struck me that readers of my Cool Beans Blog might also be interested in these bodacious beauties, which prompted me to pen this post.
A handful of my Altium articles that caught my eye are as follows:
- The Moon by 2024, Mars by 2040, and Then? — Day by day, I become more and more hopeful that we will become a true space-faring species within my lifetime or – failing that – the lifetime of my son.
- Virtual Reality + Waterpark = Awesomeness! — I just added visiting a waterpark to my “bucket list” of things to do before I shrug off this mortal coil and head out to the next plane of my existence.
- One Step Closer to Mapping the Human Brain — Believe it or not, a technology to render a high-resolution 3D map of a brain does exist!
- There’s a Lot of Quantum About These Days — What does China’s new mobile quantum satellite station herald for communications and cryptography?
- Paralyzed Man Walks with Aid of Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton — It won’t be too long before we see people strolling around in self-powered, self-balancing, mind-controlled exoskeletons.
But these are just a tempting taster. If you enjoy the five columns above, feel free to bounce over to Altium’s Engineering News area which, amongst other things, boasts the entire Altium Archive of Genuine Maxes (accept no false imitations) and — if you have a moment free — it would be great if you were to post a comment or two on those columns saying what you think.