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Interview on EEWeb

Well, [I’m “featured engineer”](http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-martin-thompson) on [EEWeb](http://www.eeweb.com/) today. I never expected to ever have my name featured on the same page as such luminaries as [Bob Pease](http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-bob-pease), [Jeri Ellsworth](http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-jeri-ellsworth), [Howard Johnson](http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-dr.-howard-johnson) or [Limor Fried](http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-limor-fried), to name but 4 of the “engineering household names” on that list!

Solderless Drawdio

The [Drawdio](http://web.media.mit.edu/~silver/drawdio/) (created by [Jay Silver](http://1derful.org/)) combines drawing with audio. You can get [kits](http://www.ladyada.net/make/drawdio/) to [build one](http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKAD12), or you can [solder one up on stripboard](http://2ne1.com/drawdio/). But I wanted to make one without faffing with a soldering iron – using screw terminal block.

That counts out the use of integrated circuits like the 555 variants used in the traditional Drawdio…