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March 2018

Nuts and Volts Magazine


Features

Enhance Your Debugging Tool Suite

Combining logic analyzer decoders with an embedded software Manchester encoder creates yet another tool to enhance your debugging and diagnostic skills.


Review: Zeppelin Design Labs — Altura MIDI Theremin

Play a theremin with a little help from a kit.


The Arduino Graphics Interface — Part 2

Part 2 — Software Concepts and Support Library



Projects

Build an Analog-Style LED Clock — Part 1

Part 1 - The test circuit, using Charlieplexing to individually control 182 LEDs with only 14 I/O lines, and reading four pushbuttons by connecting them to the LED matrix with a handful of other discrete components.



Columns

Q&A
by Kristen McIntyre
Reader Questions Answered Here (03.2018)
Questions about targeted dunking, sensor inversion, and training a train.

The Ham’s Wireless Workbench
by H. Ward Silver
Working with High Voltages
Avoid the “gotchas” when working with high voltage.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
ARMing a Postage Stamp-Sized LCD
ARM a Crystalfontz CFAL9664B-F-B1 graphic OLED display module.

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
Events, Advances, and News (03.2018)
Information on current events, advances, and news in various technology fields.

Departments

Degrees of Automation
by Bryan Bergeron
What’s your preference when it comes to electronic projects: handmade or produced by a machine?