Recapping the Week: July 5-11

What have you been up to this week? As we mentioned in a post this week, we have a major website redesign coming up, so things have been quite busy here. That also means there will be some changes to the look and functionality of the Digilent Blog that we’re very excited about! Have a great weekend, and keep enjoying the summer.

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Plasma Arc Speakers

In science fiction, plasma-based technology is often included because it is perceived as futuristic and exotic. Referring to plasma as exotic is understandable, but the technology behind its creation is less so. Since the invention of electric circuits, it has been possible to easily create and control plasma using high voltages. It is pretty common knowledge that high voltages ionize the air producing plasma arcs. What is not-so-common knowledge is the fact that these arcs of plasma can be used to play music.

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