Pulse Operations with the 16-Bit Micro Experimenter
By Thomas Kibalo
August 2010, Page 46
Time to add more tools to your Experimenter board! This month, we’ll look at the digital pulse capture and generation capabilities.
High Resolution Time-Lapse Movies Using a Still Camera
By Balakumar Balasubramaniam
February 2009, Page 41
CamTim is a digital hack to convert your camera into a high-res time-lapse camcorder.
Follow The Flashlight Evolution
By G. Y. Xu
February 2008, Page 32
During recent years, with the advent of white LEDs, the ubiquitous household item — the traditional incandescent flashlight — is experiencing radical changes. It caught my attention when I noticed the many benefits LEDs can bring about; especially their energy-saving efficiency and the much brighter luminous intensity....
A Simple Digital Tachometer
By Dan Gravatt
May 2006, Page 38
I bought a used Nissan pickup truck a few years back that had absolutely no bells or whistles on it when it rolled off the assembly line. I wanted to make some “improvements” to the engine, and I wanted a tachometer to help assess the results (for better or worse). The add-on tachometers available in auto parts stores didn’t appeal to me, mostly because I knew I could make one myself if I put my mind to it. What I really wanted was a digital tachometer...
A Digital Capacitance Meter
By Robert Reed
May 2006, Page 46
Over these years, I have amassed quite a selection of air variable capacitors and trimmers. Starting a project that used one of these devices used to feel like it required an Act of Congress to select the right one, since they were of unknown values. I finally decided it was time to add a capacitance meter to my test bench. However, I couldn't justify ($100+), so i decided to build my own...
Interface Your PC To A Portable Digital Multi-Meter
By Michael Simpson
June 2006, Page 34
The RadioShack 22-812 multimeter is one of the most popular meters you will encounter. It touts many features found on much more expensive meters, one of which is an RS232interface. When I first saw this meter, my geek alarms started ringing. Wow! Just think of what I could do with a digital multimeter with a RS232 interface...