- Link to service manual (if found)
- Basic test results showing operation (or non-operation)
- Pictures of the disassembly and the insides
- Block diagram of the system
- Bill of materials of ten major parts, with date codes and datasheets
- Discussion of the mechanical design, including functional and decorative elements
- Short presentation for informal show-and-tell session
Here are the items chosen by the students for investigation:
Wild Planet's Off the Map Wrist-Talkies (rated one star on Amazon). An interesting example of a low-cost RF product. See the discussion of Jerry Norris's superregenerative CB walkie-talkie in .
HP ScanJet 4100C.
Jakks Pacific SpongeBob SquarePants TV Game and Disney Princess TV Game (2005). The SpongeBob one is kind of fun, but the Disney one is terrible.
Denon AVR-2308CI AV Receiver.
RCA/VIZ WA-504B/44D audio generator. Probably a Wien-bridge circuit. See .
Tiger Electronics Mio Pup robot dog. "The future of friendship."
Casio Casiotone MT-240 keyboard, with MIDI input.
Tektronix TVS625A waveform analyzer.
Racal Instruments 2.4-GHz signal generator. Contains some really interesting RF circuitry and some beryllium oxide.
Stay tuned for the results!
 Thomas H. Lee, "Tales of the continuum: A subsampled history of analog circuits," IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society News, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 38-51, Fall 2007.
 Jim Williams, "Max Wien, Mr. Hewlett, and a rainy Sunday afternoon," in Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science, and Personalities, Jim Williams, Ed. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991, ch. 7, pp. 43-55.