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June 2017

Nuts and Volts Magazine


Features

Receiving Data with Web Based Shortwave Radios

Discover the secrets to utilizing free Web based shortwave radio receivers.


Low Cost EMI Pre-Compliance Testing Using A Spectrum Analyzer

How to pass FCC EMI pre-compliance testing.



Projects

Build this Professional Grade Data Acquisition System

Build a high performance general-purpose workbench instrument for under $100.


Do-It-Yourself Super Simple Security System

Never wonder if you’ve locked a door again with this homebrew system that tells you more than if a door is just closed.


Build an Adaptable Controller for Your Near Space BALOONING MISSIONS, Part 1

Build a flight controller that can be used in near space ballooning projects.



Columns

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
Putting the Digital Discovery to Work
Digilent’s new Digital Discovery is designed to be the ultimate embedded development companion.

Near Space
by L. Paul Verhage
A Recording Weather Station for Near Space and Beyond
Create a weather station that records position and environmental data at the same time during near space missions.

Practical 3D Printing
by Chuck Hellebuyck
Portable Electronics Workbench with 3D Printed Parts
Learn how to make a 3D printed/customized portable electronics organizer.

Q&A
by Kristen McIntyre
Reader Questions Answered Here (06.2017)
Find answers to questions on quiet fans, NiCd to NiMH, and clean automotive power.

Open Communication
by Louis E. Frenzel
Cheap and Dirty Wireless Remote Control
Dealing with RF circuits is daunting for most experimenters. It is tricky and a bit frustrating if you build your own RF circuits. Now you don’t have to — thanks to the many available wireless modules.

Departments

Real Electronics
by Bryan Bergeron
I’m no Luddite, but my “real” electronics gadgets and instruments look more appealing.