Thanks Jon, it was fun to see that the reference for the article was a Sams book from 1977. Back then one of the toughest design issues was how expensive, or difficult it was to obtain precision capacitor values. We use the same circuits today and don't think twice about buying 5% capacitors.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material thats ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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