Understanding Schematics

While tinkering with my arduino-board (a project loosely related to processing) I came across this video on Make: explaining the basics of electronic schematics.


It reminded me of this wonderful and thought-provoking article by Y.Lazebnik “Can a biologist fix a radio?–Or, what I learned while studying apoptosis.” (see here for the .pdf).

Another example of how complexity arises from combining relatively simple building blocks, and how we go about understanding and reverse-engineering complex systems in different disciplines.

(found via SchockWellenReiter)

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