Things we like in 2002: PC to TV Converter

If like many science departments you’re aware that having a data projector is cornerstone to progress, you’re also acutely aware that money are its foundations. In the interim, as you wait for a lottery win, a £40 gizmo from Maplin the UK’s best gadget shop, lets you plug a PC into a TV. It’s USB* powered which should ease setting it up and it has S-video (black mini DIN) and Composite (yellow phono) outlets. You can expect average quality – though watching a DVD was fine when I tried something similar. The price includes VAT so bought for school, there’s no complaining about this useful stop gap. Info is correct at April 03: Code A30AU PC to TV Convertor £39.99 (www.maplin.co.uk)