Forrest M. Mims Jameco Electronics Puzzler 15

How did Buzz Masters design a transparent microphone?

By Forrest M. Mims III
Puzzler 15

Pop singer Twanger McTune wanted a novel method to increase her dwindling number fans. While drinking a glass of soda between performances, a possible gimmick came to mind: a transparent plastic microphone with no internal wires or electronics that would faithfully reproduce her voice as she sang. How did consultant Buzz Masters solve this assignment?

Puzzler 15

How did Buzz Masters design a transparent microphone?

Puzzler hint: Think about Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Kao.

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