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They electronically switch and amplify signals by harnessing the unique abilities of semiconductor materials. Their invention has transformed the world of electronics and accelerated our entry into the digital age. Behold – the Transistor!

I learned a lot while making this installment of the MAKE presents series. here’s a few of the information resources I found helpful during my research –

Providing a clear and concise explanation of the transistor proved to be an enjoyable challenge. As always, feel free to leave suggestions, questions, corrections, ideas, etc in the comments!

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