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May 2017

Nuts and Volts Magazine


Features

Rebirth of a Tubular Door Chime

Refurbishing a NuTone™ chime with four large brass tubular bells.


Getting the Scoop on LabNation’s SmartScope

Test-driving LabNation’s new SmartScope tool.


Restoring the World’s First Transistor Radio

Bring a vintage Regency TR-1 transistor pocket radio back to life.


Replacing The 555 With A PIC — Part 2 — A Digital Analog

Learn how to emulate a 555 or 556 using a PIC microcontroller — with no special programming required!



Columns

The Spin Zone
by Jon McPhalen
Cooperative Multitasking in PASM
Running multiple tasks in the same cog of the Parallax Propeller.

Q&A
by Kristen McIntyre
Reader Questions Answered Here (05.2017)
Find answers to questions on modem testing, identifying components, and drawing schematics.

The Ham’s Wireless Workbench
by H. Ward Silver
Wireless Modes — Part 2
A discussion on ham radio data modes.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
D-Stick is Delightful for Development
For about $30, you can get the ME Labs D-Stick which is a stand-alone development environment that is based on the Microchip PIC16F1937.

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
Events, Advances, and News (05.2017)
Information on current events, advances, and news in various technology fields.

Departments

Biology + Electronics
by Bryan Bergeron
Consider the vast world of electronics as it is applied to biology and biological systems.