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No Advanced Education or Previous Technical Experience Required! A man doesn't even have to know how to splice a tamp cord or use a soldering Iron to bo eligible to prepare in his spare time at home to enter the big opportunity field of Electronics. At a result, many laborers and bookkeepers, store clerks, shop men, farmers, and men of nearly every calling—have taken the DeVry Tech program, and today have good jobs or service ice shops of their own in Electronics.
An interesting kit builds circuits that solve problems and play games. "Electric brains" that work in much the same manner as giant computers can now be built quickly and cheaply by the novice using the new Geniac Construction Kit. One of the most remarkable kits ever introduced to the public, the Geniac kit provides material and instructions for building 125 separate circuits for operating as many "brain machines." Among the devices that may be built are logic machines for comparing and reasoning; cryptographic machines for coding and decoding; games such as tic-tac-toe and nim; arithmetic machines for both decimal and binary computations; puzzles such as "the space ship airlock," "the fox, hen, corn, and hired man;" and miscellaneous devices such as a burglar alarm, an automatic oil furnace circuit, etc.
Instrumenting an Earth Satellite
Prize-winning Science Fair model reels off space secrets of the push of a button WEBSTERS DEFINITION of Argus is incomplete. In Greek mythology, Argus has another connotation - it denotes the starry heavens. In all respects, it is a fitting name for a model satellite - "Argus I" -built by Ronald Michael Benrey and entered in the National Science Fair. The satellite took second prize at the Fair and took first prize inn the Air Force's Awards Program, as well as receiving other citations. While it doesn't have the 100 eyes of the mythological Argus, it does have seven "eyes" - sensors designed to "see" such things as temperature, ultraviolet light and micrometeorites—as well as two "voices"—transmitters to relay the information to receivers.