Professional associations with ties to video:
IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
SMPTE Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SUBVIEW / Tarka Systems offers innovative four-channel portable underwater video systems.
Marshall Electronics, Polaris and Supercircuits are sources for video camera modules, lenses, and related items.
B&H Photo/Video is a large video equipment dealer in New York.
Markertek offers a massive listing of audio/video gear, including many accessories and esoteric items.
CMPLE.com is a low-cost source for A/V & Ethernet cables, connectors and related hardware.
manufactures KBOB, a low-cost PC keyboard adapter that converts Decade Engineering's
XBOB-4 into a "TV-Typewriter."
Answers to common (and not-so-common) video questions:
Video info and much, much more: ePanorama.net
Columbia University's Audio & Video Terminology
The Digital Fact Book by Quantel. Defines just about every term used in the industry.
Video Production Glossary of Terms by Skeleton Productions, a major video production company in the UK.
For users of Decade Engineering's industrial video distance display products, here are a few sources for incremental quadrature encoders and accessories:
Encoder Products Company
BagoTronix offers the DOS Stamp and other alternative single-board computers (PC-104 and proprietary) as well as custom design services.
FLX Racing links to video showing the real-time automotive data display generated by a BOB module.
Al Williams offers a useful assortment of coprocessor modules for embedded controller projects.
NCD offers smart LCDs and an interesting assortment of low-cost function modules capable of networking on standard RS-232 serial ports, including a few video-related items.
Scott Edwards Electronics offers serial-controlled LCD modules and a range of Stamp/PIC related literature.
Robot Cafe: Robotics news, tutorials, forums, books, and hot links.
The Guru's Lair: A truly eclectic resource from the inimitable Don Lancaster.
DonTronics offers Simmstick, PICmicro and Atmel hardware and software products. Don offers an Atmel AVR-based Simmstick that's compatible with the free demo version of MCS Electronics' new BASCOM-AVR BASIC compiler. This combination promises a powerful and cheap solution for many small microcontroller applications. Want an AVR Forth instead? Try IRTC2313 from RAM Technology Systems.
An interesting new toy construction set: Slotto
If you've got any interest in astronomy at all, or know a kid who does, then don't miss out on the Galileoscope!
Like extreme condiments? Check out Mo Hotta, Mo Betta, where "mild" is a four-letter word. And you'll love the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum.
What's in stuff like Cheez Whiz, Silly Putty, and lipstick? Visit What's That Stuff to find out!
Amazing art: Burning Man and Survival Research Labs
Decade's Bargain Page.
Distinctive gifts: leather drinking vessels and hand wrought copper & silver