NUTS AND VOLTS

J. Ronald Eyton

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Weather Projects For The Electronic Enthusiast
Project: Nuts & Volts Special,
January 2006, Page 38

Two easy undertakings for individuals who like electronics and who also like to watch the weather are presented in this article. Essentially, they are “nuts” and mostly no “volts” projects.

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Panorama Mania
Project: Digital Electronics,
June 2006, Page 38

Like to shoot panoramas with your hand-held digital camera, but don’t like the final “stitched” results? Cure hand-held problems with this easy-to-build, two digital camera panorama shooting platform utilizing a modified infrared remote.

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Long-Range Stereo Microphones
Project: Audio/Video,
July 2006, Page 36

Friends, birders, electronics enthusiasts, lend me your ears so that you may listen to faraway sounds using these easily built long-range stereo microphones.

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Optoelectronic Gift Wrapping
Project: Electronic Gadgets,
December 2006, Page 36

How about handing her a Valentine’s Day present that contains a raised heart surrounded by a bright red halo and plays Let Me Call You Sweetheart at the same time, or giving your favorite person a birthday gift wrapped in ribbons of blue electroluminescent wire with a lit LED panel name tag. An anniversary gift wrapped in silver paper and covered with 18 illuminated white tea roses is sure to please, as is a Christmas present enclosed in a seasonal tin adorned with a wreath of lights...

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Tilt Lights
Project: Electronic Gadgets,
October 2007, Page 48

These simple-to-build tilt light projects were designed to please different members of the family.There’s a tilt flashlight for mom, a tilt emergency light for dad, a tilt curio box light for a little girl, and a tilt dump truck light for a little boy...

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Projects:

  • CubeSats — Part 3: Attitude and Velocity

    Learn about some “toys” that help CubeSats control their own attitude and velocity. Read More...

  • 3D Custom Storage Boxes

    Get your electronics über organized with specially designed storage drawers. Read More...

  • The RN4020 PICtail Plus BLE.

    Bluetooth 4.0 is becoming the de facto standard when it comes to embedded device monitoring and control from iPhones and Android devices. Microchip’s BLE radio module is called the RN4020. Unlike many of the other BLE offerings, the RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy radio module comes backed with a full load of example code and hardware development tools. This month, we’ll get started on the BLE path with Microchip’s RN4020 PICtail, a terminal emulator, and a laptop. Read More...

  • Can We Talk? Again?

    This month’s project goes through setting up a simple command language for controlling the Propeller through a serial interface. Read More...

  • Reader Questions Answered Here (04.2015)

    Making a smart house smarter, a telephone off-hook alarm, and radio tuning are question topics this time. Read More...