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29: Solid State Electronics
Integrated circuits are vital to the computer industry. How
are semiconductors used to make them? 50
Years of the Transistor This page marks 1997 as the 50th anniversary
of the invention of the transistor by Bell Labs; includes history,
information on the inventors, uses of transistors, FAQs, and
much more. How did the transistor change the lives of Americans
when it was invented?
This home page is maintained by a man from England who collects
old transistors and radios. Describe the common characteristics
of transistors, and also explain how they can be different.
This overall robotics page highlights the various ways robots
are used today. Choose the link for Projects and look up the
robot Xavier. Visit Xavier's site at Carnegie mellon University,
and give it a command to complete.