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March 2016

Nuts and Volts Magazine

Build the Pi Photo Booth and Tweet fun photos at your next party.

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Features

Techniques to Improve Your Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Learn some simple techniques to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in your projects.


Make Your LED Dance Just Like a Candle

Looking to add some dynamic lighting to your room? Then, modulate an LED to respond to the world around it with this simple technique.


Name That Part!

Test your electronic components knowledge with this photo quiz.



Projects

PiBooth — A Raspberry Pi based Photo Booth

Build the PiBooth — a Raspberry Pi based photo booth.



Columns

Q&A
by Tim Brown
Reader Questions Answered Here (03.2016)
Problems with Commodore 64 video issues and a mini tutorial on the reliability of electronic and mechanical devices are featured this time.

The Spin Zone
by Jon McPhalen
More Hot & Sticky — Temperature And Humidity Measurement With The DHT11 Sensor
If you haven't explored humidity and temperature measurement due to the higher cost of precision sensors, the DHT11 is an inexpensive gateway to a lot of fun.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
JumpStart Your ARM Development
JumpStart your coding with ARM microcontrollers and ImageCrafts’ special API.

The Ham’s Wireless Workbench
by H. Ward Silver
Impedance Matching
Impedance matching is not mysterious, it is really just about controlling reflections in transmission lines.

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
Events, Advances, and News (03.2016)
Information on current events, advances, and news in various technology fields.

Departments

Developing Perspectives — When All You Have is a Hammer
by Bryan Bergeron
Sometimes expertise in one area unnecessarily narrows the range of options to be considered when assessing a problem.