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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  • Wi-Fi on the Big Wire

    Classic embedded Wi-Fi web servers based on microcontrollers have met their match. The ACKme Numbat stuffs an ARM microprocessor, Wi-Fi radio, TCP/IP stack, UART, real time clock, multiple GPIO pins, analog-to-digital converters, PWM generators, SPI portals, 1 MB of serial Flash, and an I2C interface into a 0.8” x 0.6” x 0.11” SMT package. All you need is a PC serial port and a terminal emulator to gain access to the Numbat’s rich set of resources. Read More...

  • Serial I/O Data Interfaces: Part 2

    Get familiar with the high speed gigabit serial interfaces that dominate I/O today since we all use at least one of these regularly. Read More...

  • RF Oscillators

    Move up in frequency to the oscillators which make the signals that drive the ham’s wireless world. Read More...

  • PICAXE-PC Serial Communication — Part 1

    We’ll continue our experiments with the Prolific cable, but this time focus on sending data back and forth between a PICAXE processor and a PC. Read More...

  • Reader Questions Answered Here (05.2015)

    A question on op-amp accuracy, getting certified, and some tips on batteries. Read More...