article An online electronics store has unveiled an online electronic component store with a new product: a pair of high-power, high-voltage, high temperature (HV) electronic components.
The store’s founder, Adam Dann, explains:”The idea is to make it easier for anybody to make electronic components for an electronic device.”
Dann, who is also a lecturer at the University of Sydney, said the store would help people learn to make high-tech electronics, particularly for wearable electronics.
“I think we need to be making these components in a way that is accessible to the masses and is more cost effective,” he said.
Dann said the shop would not only sell a range of electronic components but would also give people the chance to experiment with high-quality components, in the hope of getting a better understanding of how the material behaves.
“The biggest advantage of this is we can see where the flaws are in the process,” he explained.
“We can then look for solutions and learn from them.
We can also test them out and see how they work and how they could be improved.”
To make these components, the store’s owner, Daniel D’Anastasio, uses high-temperature electron beams to create an electrical current in a device.
The result is a metal oxide electrode, which he uses to drive an electrical circuit.
“What you’re seeing here is the electronic state that we have when we are charging the electron beam with electricity,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne’s AM programme.
“If you go back in the past we had to be using a vacuum tube and that made the electron beams very hot and it was very noisy.”
So, the new approach is that the electrons come into contact with a material that is superconducting.
“You can’t get these electrons in any other way than with a vacuum.”
Electronic circuits can be created in a number of ways, including using superconductivity, a form of electrical conductivity that has been shown to have a number to advantages.
In the store, the high-intensity electron beams can be used to create the electrodes, which Dann said are typically used in low-power devices such as mobile phones.
“A lot of the electronics we have today, we’ve had a lot of problems with heat and noise, and they’re all going to be better with this,” he argued.
“It’s really exciting to be able to get high-output electronic components in this way.”
The store also sells components that are specifically designed for wearable devices, such as an electronic heart, a wearable camera, and an electronic sensor.
“There are a lot more devices out there that could be made that would be much more reliable, much cheaper, and it would be easier to make,” Dann added.
Electronics stores in Australia are becoming increasingly popular with consumers, with online electronics stores such as Amazon, Apple, and Google all offering online sales of electronics.
The Melbourne-based company that operates the store has also been offering its customers the opportunity to purchase components directly from the manufacturer.
“Our aim is to get people to have the best experience possible with electronic products and we want to make sure that everyone has a good experience,” D’Thea said.