Radio: A Few Parts

In spite of a lightning flash that skittered down some loose wires and across his basement workroom, freckled, 13-year-old Dick Jorgensen of Chevy Chase, Md. managed to put together a workable TV set one afternoon last week. He wasn't the first electronics-minded youngster to do it, but Dick gave the stunt a new wrinkle: he assembled his set entirely from spare parts scrounged out of refuse barrels behind TV repair shops. This week Dick was on the prowl again. "I'm building an oscilloscope,"* he explained, "and I still need a few parts."

* An instrument showing visually the changes in a...

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