BEAM has the same basic appeal as the creative ideas in Don Lancaster's Cookbooks, Forrest Mimms introductory electronics and Steve Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar. It is what makes "Ideas for Design" the most popular column in the prestigious EDN electronics trade journal.
BEAM operates on many levels. The designs are always simple and easy to build. The designs are also clever, innovative, novel minimalist solutions. The designs also tap into deep philosophical ideas of chaos and complexity. All of which attracts a broad range of interest from novice, to circuit hacker, to experienced engineer alike.
I have contributed articles on the BEAM robotics mailing list since 1999. Most of the articles will attempt to entertain you with some new unusual electronic circuit design or to dispell the mysteries of the operation of existing circuit designs.
The circuits that are presented here are usually targeted for BEAM applications but these techniques and ideas can be used in many other areas too. Even if you are not into electronics, you may enjoy reading the articles for their amusing BEAM techno babble with concepts and labels borrowed from all of science and technology.
BEAM philosophy has inspired some of my cleverest electronic creations. No doubt it will do the same for you.
Every month I will post a new article and dig down into my archives to dust off a previous related article. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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