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Tangible Tech Episode 4: Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Today’s episode of Tangible Tech mixes a bit of news with a seasoning of history, and also sets us up for a future episode on a topic that listeners — and podcasters — are trying to get their minds around.

To begin, we start off with a request for all of you in the Tangible Tech audience to share the podcast with at least one friend…hopefully more! That follows with an odd etymological detour that leads into our first story. 

Would you believe that model rockets are now getting the same thrust vectoring technology that’s used in the “real” rocket business? Steve talks about Barnard Propulsion Systems’ new Signal Alpha flight computer.

Model rocketry was big in the early 70s, and Steve provides you with a history lesson about a company that made electronic accessories for these little rockets and took a detour into jump-starting personal computers.

The latest with drones? How about finding and fixing potholes in roads?!

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Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!