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Our logo was designed by the Quilted cooperative.


While the color and concept is nice, the circuit is kind of ungrammatical. The little bumps on the top and bottom are used to emphasize that two wires are crossing over one another and not connecting --- but there's no other wire there for them to pass over.

A simple way to fix this would be to add a vertical line through the middle of the logo all the way to the edge of the circle; that would render the circuit grammatically correct, although it still wouldn't be a circuit that did anything useful, except perhaps convert a little sound into heat.

A perhaps cleverer idea would be to incorporate a "bridge" circuit into the logo. A bridge is a square with a diagonal, with things connected to the corners of the square not on the diagonal, and it's the simplest circuit that can't be decomposed into series and parallel subcomponents. A bridge rectifier with a speaker on the diagonal would be both a nice illustration of the name, and also might have interesting nonlinear audio effects (as an output stage, not as a noise generator itself) if you actually built it.

Kragen 16:19, 26 November 2007 (PST)

a bridge

After some IRC discussion, I'm uploading a photo of a pencil sketch of a Wheatstone bridge with an AC power source and a speaker in place of the galvanometer.

Kragen 17:04, 26 November 2007 (PST)

pencil sketch

Wheatstone-pencil.jpg Kragen 17:17, 26 November 2007 (PST)