howtogeek — 2013-07-18T13:20:53-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/168307/how-does-a-transistor-work/
Transistors are an important, integral part of all the electronic devices we love to use every day, but how do they work? Veritasium discusses the science of semi-conductor materials, doping with impurities, gates, and depletion layers that make transistor technology possible.
nsdcars5 — 2013-07-19T11:13:53-04:00 — #2
So my laptop is basically an array of switches? Does that mean that if we somehow collected all the light switches in one place they could become a giant computer (powered by humans)?
PS: Veritasium sounds like Veritaserum, a truth potion in the Harry Potter series.
keiclark1 — 2013-07-19T17:39:54-04:00 — #3
One of the most concise and clear explanations of this question I have seen in years.