I don't have page references for you but these are the volume numbers
quotes in context which should help you find them: James Keeline
didn't have one of those back in high school."
He chuckled. "My homework was a trial and
most of it was in error!"
TSJR09.txt-1508- "Don't feel too bad, pal." Tom grinned.
"Even electronic brains go haywire, if you don't
keep them tuned up. They have nervous
breakdowns in the form of short circuits, and
give wrong results when you feed them a
TSJR09.txt-1514- "In that case," Bud said with a chuckle,
"I vote we call 'em the Little Idiots!"
TSJR09.txt-1516- "Sure you haven't got a short circuit?"
Tom retorted with a wide grin.
TSJR09.txt-1518- The young inventor also showed Kent a
new type of space suit which he had designed
especially for the satellite expedition. With a
zippered hood and goggles, it was much lighter
and more comfortable than the suits used by the
men who had helped Tom build his Outpost in
TSJR09.txt-1525- "Boy!" Bud exclaimed when he tried
TSJR12.txt-1120- "What can you do, Tom?" Phyl asked.
TSJR12.txt-1121- "Not a thing, I guess, except keep on
waiting for the rest of the message."
TSJR12.txt-1123- "But we can't wait," Sandy protested.
"Not if we want to get back for the party!"
TSJR12.txt-1125- "How much time do we have?" Bud
TSJR12.txt-1127- "Well, we're due at seven," Sandy
replied, "and we have to go home and dress."
TSJR12.txt-1129- Bud grinned. "We'd better work this
out on one of Tom's Little Idiots."
TSJR12.txt-1131- These amazing miniature computers were
the smallest and most compact ever built. The
operator simply "talked" his problem into a
microphone, and the computer then reeled off
the answer on tape.
TSJR12.txt-1136- Tom laughingly produced a computer
and Bud began supplying data to the machine.
"Now," declared the copilot, "this little gadget
will tell us what time we'll have to leave here."
TSJR12.txt-1140- Sandy and Phyl giggled at some of his
work on his second matter maker. Besides being
much more powerful and efficient than his first
machine, the new model would be able to
produce many other elements besides oxygen.
TSJR13.txt-2481- "How soon will it be finished?" asked
Sandy eagerly, as she watched her brother wire
the electronic control panel.
TSJR13.txt-2484- Before answering, Tom ran off a quick
series of calculations on one of his amazing
miniature computers which Bud had dubbed
"Little Idiots." Then he jotted down a
correction on his blueprints.
TSJR13.txt-2489- "The design's complete right now, Sis,"
he replied. "However, the castings and some of
the larger parts will have to be made back at
Enterprises. The energy collectors to provide
power for the machine are being made there,
TSJR13.txt-2495- "That means we go back to Shopton?"
put in Bud.
TSJR13.txt-2497- Tom nodded. "The girls and you and I
between the two fields. The brain would use
only this radiation in making its computations
and thus produce a clear picture without
TSJR14.txt-3000- Tom thumped his workbench. "I'm sure
it will work!" Then he reflected ruefully, "But it
will take some fancy circuit design to do all that
without making the camera bigger and clumsier
TSJR14.txt-3005- Using one of his midget desk computers,
which Bud had nicknamed "Little Idiot," Tom
quickly worked out the mathematical angles
involved and dashed off rough sketches. Then
he began building two compact transmitters with
dish-shaped radiating antennas. These would be
attached at the top and bottom of the camera.
TSJR14.txt-3012- Tom barely paused for supper and kept
working hour after hour. At midnight Doc
Simpson walked into the laboratory. "You
promised to get a good sleep tonight,
" the medic reproved sternly.
to San Rosario, including the attack en route by
unmarked sky raiders. He also privately told his
father about his plan to use Exman as an
electronic spy. Mr. Swift was enthusiastic.
TSJR17.txt-3442- The two scientists promptly set to work.
Mr. Swift built two powerful but miniature radio
sets; one for receiving, one for transmitting.
Tom, meanwhile, was busy on another device,
also highly miniaturized, combining features of
both the electronic decoder and Tom's famous
midget computers, known as Little Idiots.
TSJR17.txt-3449- With this equipment, Tom hoped, Exman
would be able to monitor all communications at
Brungarian rebel headquarters, then radio the
information to Enterprises.
TSJR17.txt-3453- Chow brought lunch to the laboratory at
noon, and Bud came in later. Both stayed to
watch the outcome of the experiment. Hank
Sterling and Arv Hanson joined the group.
TSJR17.txt-3457- By midafternoon the equipment was
ready for a tryout. Tom opened Exman's star
be needed for the experiment. The idea was so
clear in Tom's head that he plunged into the job
of constructing the units at once, with only
rough preliminary sketches or circuit diagrams
which he had already drawn.
TSJR20.txt-1465- "The radios can be very small and fairly
low powered," Tom reasoned, "since they'll
transmit on a very narrow beam of radiation."
TSJR20.txt-1468- Each would need a small computer in its
base. Tom produced these quickly by converting
two of his "Little Idiots"--amazing midget
electronic brains which he had invented for his
expedition to the phantom satellite.
TSJR20.txt-1473- Several hours went by while Tom
labored at his workbench. It was soon strewn
with electronic paraphernalia. As usual, when on
one of his inventive spurts, Tom worked at
TSJR20.txt-1478- The new radios, like his space telescope,
had extremely sensitive amplifying circuits that
would have to be supercooled by liquid helium.