419: Fission Chips

Eric Schlaepfer and Windell Oskay are the authors of Open Circuits: The Inner Beauty of Electronic Components. We discussed the inner beauty of a number of electronic components as well as cameras, photography, writing, preparing samples, and terrible title puns.

You can pre-order the physical book and get a digital early release copy at NoStarch.com/Open-Circuits

Windell is co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratory (@EMSL). He and Eric have collaborated before on several projects:

The Three Fives Kit: A Discrete 555 Timer

The 555SE Discrete 555 Timer

The XL741 Discrete Op-Amp Kit

The 741SE Discrete 741 Op-Amp

Eric is also known for the Monster 6502, a 6502 processor made up of individual transistors. Eric also writes on tubetime.us and is on Twitter as @TubeTimeUS

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The Three Fives Kit: A Discrete 555 Timer (two)

A copy of Open Circuits (one)


A lovely reject from the book, this is the base of a neon bulb from GE.
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