I saw this picture and comment from someone on the 2600 Facebook group. It was a pretty interesting analysis about the situation with the clock terrorist kid who “invented” a clock and brought it to school, causing a bomb scare and him to get expelled. Then he gets an invite from Obama and Zuckerberg to come to the White House an FB office. Pretty interesting analysis, but I’ll let you make up your own mind:
“As you know – my degree is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. So, as someone with some appreciable expertise, I analyzed the “home made clock” that the kid in Irving was supposed to have “invented” and taken to school. First, it is NOT a simple alarm clock. It is a COUNTDOWN clock. Second — the kid didn’t home make or invent anything. He decomposed an already existing commercially available COUNTDOWN clock (as evidenced by the commercially manufactured Printed Circuit Board (PCB)) as shown in the picture of his device.