Busy mother of two builds her first electronic kit By JEFF TRACY and LEE SPENCER SOMEBODY SAID, "ANYONE CAN BUILD A kit nowadays." I don't even remember who said it. I had stopped by the neighborhood firehouse to check a monitor, and one of the firemen had built a shortwave receiver in his spare time. He thought it was pretty great; but one of the others figured it was no big deal, and said so.
Plans for new week-long exhibit of home-entertainment equipment THE WEEK OF JUNE 25 THROUGH 29 will be a busy one for the electronics industry. A week earlier, the annual NEW (National Electronics Week) show in Chicago will keep manufacturers of small electronic parts and components occupied showing their wares to distributors from all over the country. Fresh (or not so fresh) from that mammoth task, the industry will move to New York into the Americana and New York Hilton hotels for the Consumer Electronics Show—the first national exhibition especially for home-entertainment electronics.
By BRUCE WARD THE HOME OF THE FUTURE MAY WELL BE POWERED by a fuel cell, efficiently managed by a computer and most important to youâ€”provide electronics engineers and technicians with a large slice of a new multibillion dollar market. The Philco-Ford home of tomorrow shown and described here is part of a research project headed by George C. Crowley which actually crystallizes a great number of random ideas about the future of home environment and (significant for the electronic community) presents a total electronic concept. We would like to have you join us on a limited room-by-room tour of this exciting home. Then we'd like to make a suggestion on how to reduce the lead time needed to move this project from the planning stage into the construction and maintenance stageâ€”which is where the electronics industry should reap its largest benefits.