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March 2012

Nuts and Volts Magazine

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Features

How To Succeed At Circuit Design By Learning From These Mistakes

Getting better at a craft often requires you to learn from your mistakes. Follow along with this circuit design to see where the problems and pitfalls occurred, so that you can accelerate your learning from someone else's errors.



Projects

Build Your Own Wi-Fi Internet Radio

Communications/Radio, Computer Related, Wireless

Get access to literally thousands of radio stations world wide to customize your very own play list. Plus, you get to control the unit from the comfort of your armchair with an iPod Touch.


Build A Little Electronic Mischief

Electronic Gadgets

Try one or both of these two fun devices to astound and confound your engineering pals this April Fool’s Day.



Columns

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
TechKnowledgey 2012
Read about plugs that seem to defy physics, a DIY PC, a high-def surveillance camera, plus a camera you can attach to your dog, and some other interesting stuff.

The Spin Zone
by Jon Williams
The Spin Zone
CAN We Talk?

Q&A
by Russell Kincaid
Q & A
Some of the topics covered this month include a water level monitor, radio repair, and a phototransistor amplifier.

Near Space
by L. Paul Verhage
Near Space
Flight 100: A Report and a Reflection.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
The Design Cycle
It‘s All About the Uno32 Hardware.

Smiley’s Workshop
by Joe Pardue
Smiley’s Workshop 44: Simple Chaser Lights Kit
C Pointers, Arrays, and Structures — Part 1-44: Simple Chaser Lights Kit

Fundamentals For Beginners
Build an IC Electronic Organ
Play your favorite tunes with this month’s experiment.