Is it necessary to break-in speakers for them to reach "full fidelity," or is it just a manufacturers ploy to get customers used to their speakers so they won’t return them?
Establish serial communication between computers or microcontrollers over low power laser beams.
Use your cell phone and this device as a receiver/decoder system to perform remote functions.
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Build a Double Wide Sun Tracker.
The Spin Zone
by Jon Williams
Do It Up With DMX
Even if you’ve never heard of DMX512-A (DMX), chances are you’ve seen it in action.Where? At any large stage production. Concerts and plays are big users of DMX-controlled lighting.
by L. Paul Verhage
A Near Space Environment Chamber Update
Sometimes it’s difficult to leave things well enough alone. Occasionally, this is to my detriment as I can makes things worse off than they were originally.
by Russell Kincaid
In this column, I answer questions about all aspects of electronics, including computer hardware, software, circuits, electronic theory, troubleshooting, and anything else of interest to the hobbyist. Feel free to participate with your questions, comments, or suggestions. Send all questions and comments to: Q&A@nutsvolts.com
The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
Take An IO-Warrior Into Your Next Embedded Battle
We are all used to stuffing code into a microcontroller to enable our embedded applications.This month, the tables are turned.The microcontroller work has been done for us and we must perform some Bill Gates C++ coding to force bits back and forth across the USB pipe.
Getting Started With PICS
by Chuck Hellebuyck
I recently received a development setup that I found quite interesting, as it’s targeted at my favorite audience—the beginner market. It is called the CHIPAXE system.
by Vern Graner
Try, Try Again
My direct experience has taught me that nothing is ever as easy as it looks. Experience has also taught me that when things get complicated, a methodical and consistent approach is typically the best course of action.
by Joe Pardue
Smiley’s Workshop 16: Arduino, Some Loose Ends
Tying up some Arduino loose ends before moving on. External Interupts, Arduino IDE Serial Monitor, Optical Isolation of Voltages Part 16