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August 2011

Nuts and Volts Magazine

Build the 3D LED Matrix

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Projects

Build an LED Analog Clock

This unique clock project is a great mix of analog and digital electronics all in one.


Build the Infinity Portal

Construct this updated version of an infinity mirror using LEDs controlled by an Arduino.


Build a Miniature Color Organ

Create your own light show with colored LEDs that flash to the beat of your favorite music.


Build the 3D LED Matrix Cube

Construct this eye-catching 4 x 4 x 4 monochromatic LED matrix that will give you hours of enjoyment and entertainment.



Columns

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
TechKnowledgey 2011
Read about fractals that could cure blindness, the first quantum computer that has been sold, the other lighting alternative, plus some other interesting stuff.

PICAXE Primer
by Ron Hackett
PICAXE Primer
Using EEPROMs to Store and Retrieve Data.

Q&A
by Russell Kincaid
Q & A
Zeners at high frequency, an LED flasher circuit, and a refrigerator door alarm are covered this month.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
The Design Cycle
Give Your Bits Some AIR.

Open Communication
by Louis E. Frenzel
Open Communication
Bluetooth: Forgotten Wireless Technology or Just Taken for Granted?

Smiley’s Workshop
by Joe Pardue
Smiley’s Workshop 37: avrtoolbox — AVR USART
AVR USART — Part 37

Fundamentals For Beginners
Build a DC to DC Power Supply
Just getting started in electronics? Try these simple demos to illustrate electronics principles and how components function in actual circuits!