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BY JIMINY, IT’S A CRICKET

The editor and I were discussing articles for this issue and we both decided that something fun would be the idea. Fun always sounds good to me.

A couple of days later I recalled a project that I’d seen way back in my scouting days, where we went hunting for an electronic cricket. Someone would head out and hide the device and after some time (to allow the valves to warm up) we’d head out into the park to see if we could find what was making the chirping noise.

Searching the www (Wonderful World of Wacky) leads you to all sorts of things and the choices came down to either buying one, making one, or buying a kitset. Luckily the local electronics store had two kitsets — Jiminy and Clifford — and they had different features.

Luckily the local electronics

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