I can maybe see recordings being done both ways and having the playing unit pick which to use depending on if the headphones are plugged in or if its playing over speakers. Maybe even a few bonus profiles, like for the tiny speakers on your phone. Data storage medium is already so cheap, and audio is relatively low… Read more
That stupid Apple Airport Extreme. It couldn’t function for more than a day without needing to be rebooted.
Sure, that’s why when laying out a board like you break a 90 degree turn into two 45 degree turns, and so on. But do you really think the configuration we’re talking about here is one where the turn radius is tight enough and the data rate is high enough to cause problems? Unless you are trying to run gigabit speeds… Read more
Ahh, okay. I haven’t owned a watch in over 20 years, but in my head I’ve got a picture of a strap that’s wide and thick and doesn’t really flex a whole lot beyond what it takes to get wrapped around your wrist, and that’s mostly at the ends. A good portion of the strap, if I remember correctly, doesn’t bend much at… Read more
I’m not sure what you are picturing, but there are lots of ways to get electrical connectivity from a watch to a watch strap that don’t require stretchable conductors. Especially if you are only talking about 2 conductors (power/ground) or even 4 conductors (USB). In fact, I think the Apple watch already has that, and… Read more
A hinged connector (like in laptops) already takes care of that much more cheaply and reliably.
Ummmm...what? Impedence control in conductors has been well understood and modeled since at least the 70’s. Or at least the 90’s by the time I took it in college. That’s not the problem.
And its still not an actual use case for this kind of thing.
I don’t get what the application is for this. If its wearable tech, then just use a tiny (non-flexible) microchip and some wires. Wires are flexible enough already. If you need stretch, then sew a zig-zag pattern of wires into some elastic.
Even then, what’s the application? What wearable tech are they aiming for that… Read more
Doug Johnson had a pretty good backup career. Stayed in for the minimum 10 years to get a sweet pension when he retired at the ripe old age of...30? 35?