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June 2010

Nuts and Volts Magazine

Prototype This Behind The Pyropack - Hackin’ the Firefighter

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Features

The Projects of Prototype This!

Joe Grand takes a closer look at the electronic aspects of his different builds from the popular Discovery Channel show Prototype This! This month, get behind the PyroPack


Experiments with Alternative Energy

Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Fuel Cell Polarization States and Efficiencies.



Projects

Implementing a Data Logger with the 16-bit Micro Experimenter

As we build on our Experimenter board, this time we'll add a stand-alone data logging application.


Shake, Rattle, and Roll Vibration Monitor

There's a whole lotta shaking goin' on, and now you can keep track of it.



Columns

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
TechKnowledgey 2010
Return of the memristor, home for Mac orphans, new Class-D audio amps, plus some other stuff you’ll find interesting.

Open Communication
by Louis E. Frenzel
Experimenting with Commercial Wireless Modules
Wireless everything. That is what I am seeing more and more. Practically every electronic product these days has some kind of wireless component or function to it. That’s why it makes sense to learn more about wireless.

Q&A
by Russell Kincaid
Q & A
Low voltage warning, alternator regulator, magnetic questions, Geiger counter, plus more.

Fundamentals For Beginners
Resistors
These experiments are provided by GSSTechEd.

PICAXE Primer
by Ron Hackett
Using the AxMate Power and Programming Adapter
In this month’s installment of the PICAXE Primer, we’re going to construct a simple “AxMate” adapter that provides all the necessary breadboard connections for powering and programming a PICAXE project.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
ZeroG Goes USB
The ZeroG - PIC24FJ128GA006 Trainer project sparked quite a bit of Nuts & Volts reader interest.

Fundamentals For Beginners
How a Speaker Works
These experiments are provided by GSSTechEd.

Smiley’s Workshop
by Joe Pardue
Smiley’s Workshop 23: AVR Memory - Part 1 — Introduction
AVR Memory — Part 1: Introduction. Part 23

Departments

Developing Perspectives

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