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November 2016

Nuts and Volts Magazine

Check out this issue for an array of projects!

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Projects

ESP8266 Weather Clock

Build a Weather Clock with the ESP8266: a low cost Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and MCU (Micro Controller Unit) capability.


A 3-in-1 Tester for Your Lab

This DIY piece of test equipment combines a variable DC voltage reference, a programmable function wave generator, and a fully functional frequency counter, and it costs less than $150.


Using Programmable RGB LED Strips in Arrays

I’ve always wanted to build an LED table, and using LED strips made it super easy. Here’s how to do it.



Columns

The Ham’s Wireless Workbench
by H. Ward Silver
Shielding and Shielded Cables
An overview of shielding and shielded cables, including some practices you should know as a defense against gremlins that can mess up your circuits.

Q&A
by Kristen McIntyre
Reader Questions Answered Here (11.2016)
Repurposing X10 cameras and the real reason op-amps are called what they are head up this month’s discussion.

The Spin Zone
by Jon McPhalen
Strings & Things
Working with strings in the Spin language for the Parallax Propeller is not as hard as you might think.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
Nordic’s New nRF52832 Gets You On Track with BLE Apps
Design the hardware and write the code for Nordic Semiconductor’s ubiquitous nRF5 SoCs. The nRF51 Series is a family of highly flexible, multi-protocol, system-on-chip (SoC) devices for ultra-low power wireless applications.

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
Events, Advances, and News (11.2016)
Information on current events, advances, and news in various technology fields.

Departments

Superfluous Technology: Avoiding the Binge
by Bryan Bergeron
Do you “binge” when it comes to buying electronics for your hobbies?