Sporadic Reflections

01 September 2006

Lady Ada

I found this neat kit, the Minty Boost, on the LadyAda.net site.
The Minty Boost can charge an iPod or other MP3 player from two AA batteries.
The LadyAda.net site has a number of other kits and much interesting discussion.

The name of this site reminded me of Ada Byron,
the original Lady Ada (Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace actually).
Ada Byron is reputed to be the first computer programmer,
having written programs for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.

The NiCd Lady