Inside the article “The Old-School Forgotten Art To EMP-Proof Electronics” over at Bio Prepper dot com they do an excellent job explaining the science behind EMP-proof devices, simple EMP-proof devices you can build on your own, and suggested books for more information on EMP-proof technology. Learning how to build your own EMP-proof devices isn’t just a tinkering hobby. It’s a skill that could make life much easier if and when the “big one” hits… and it could even save your life one day.
As someone that loves to tinker with electronic devices, I am a firm believer in the potential for both natural (odds have increased substantially in the last few months because Earth’s magnetic field is weakening faster than expected) and human-made EMP attacks.
That being said, I also know that many of the worst problems that will come from an EMP attack can be reduced by using older technologies that rely on electronic components which are far less vulnerable to an EMP.
Electronic Devices Are Not As Complex As You Might Think
If you find yourself confused by electronic devices, simply remember that every component does one of five things with mathematical precision depending on the materials used:
- allows electrons to flow through it
- does not allow electrons to flow through it
- prevents electrons from flowing until enough of them build up on one end of the component
- allows electrons to flow if they are moving in one direction, but not if they try to go the opposite way
- atoms within the component may change the organization of their own electrons so that the flow of electricity is accelerated, slowed down, or number of passing electrons increases
Once you understand what each component does, connecting parts in various patterns will create larger devices that meet specific goals.
All you need are the right components and a diagram that shows you how to arrange them.
Electronics Before Integrated Circuit (IC) Electronics
While Tesla and Edison were battling for control of how electricity would be produced and transmitted, most people were relying on oil lamps for light and cranks to start their automobile engines.
Interestingly enough, everything from the first telephones, victrolas, and radios, to televisions and nuclear bombs operated without the use of microchips and other semiconductor components that are highly vulnerable to EMP attack.
Learn more about EMP in the article The Old-School Forgotten Art To EMP-Proof Electronics.
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