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December 30, 2016: Newsletter #71
It’s all about the mistakes ... or learning from them.

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December 12, 2016: Newsletter #70
The Sky's The Limit... Or Is It?

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December 02, 2016: Newsletter #69
Naughty or nice … what’s on your electronics wish list?

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November 22, 2016: Newsletter #68
How do you use your electronics hobby to control the weather?

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November 13, 2016: Newsletter #67
Can social media ever hope to be a reliable news source?

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November 06, 2016: Newsletter #66
How serious a threat is cyber hacking, really?

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October 29, 2016: Newsletter #65
Is sending humans to Mars a good use of resources?

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October 23, 2016: Newsletter #64
Is electronics your hobby or does your hobby include electronics?

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October 17, 2016: Newsletter #63
Are electronics Flea Markets a thing of the past?

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October 08, 2016: Newsletter #62
Tribute To The Tube And To Radio

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October 01, 2016: Newsletter #61
3D Printing – Is it a valuable tool in your arsenal?

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September 21, 2016: Newsletter #60
Electronics - Where the learning never stops!

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September 01, 2016: Newsletter #59
Form over function? How do you dress up your projects to make them look beautiful?

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August 24, 2016: Newsletter #58
How much junk is in your junkbox?

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August 17, 2016: Newsletter #57
Is circuit simulation a true representation of how a circuit will function?

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August 09, 2016: Newsletter #56
What is your favorite go-to IC?

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August 01, 2016: Newsletter #55
What is the next big thing in the electronics/tech profession?

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July 28, 2016: Newsletter #54
Does your bench include virtual test instruments?

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July 20, 2016: Newsletter #53
THE INTERNET OF THINGS - Does it live up to all the hype?

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July 11, 2016: Newsletter #52
Are Driverless Cars A Misunderstood Technology Whose Time Has Come (or gone)?

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June 28, 2016: Newsletter #51
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE IF ASKED "HOW CAN I GET STARTED IN ELECTRONICS?"

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June 03, 2016: Newsletter #50
At what point does it make sense to use a PCB over a breadboard?

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May 19, 2016: Newsletter #49
WHAT WAS THE GREATEST ANALOG OR DIGITAL CIRCUIT YOU HAVE EVER DESIGNED OR ENCOUNTERED? (That did not use a microcontroller)

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May 03, 2016: Newsletter #48
Does the ability to repair a device influence your buying decisions?

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April 27, 2016: Newsletter #47
Is through-hole PCB construction dead?

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April 19, 2016: Newsletter #46
Will knowledge of electronics fundamentals eventually be replaced by microcontroller programming?

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April 12, 2016: Newsletter #45
What's your favorite "Back To The Drawing Board" moment?

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April 04, 2016: Newsletter #44
How has the love of electronics changed your world?

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March 31, 2016: Newsletter #43
What's the new crystal radio?

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March 21, 2016: Newsletter #42
Who or what got you started in electronics?

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March 11, 2016: Newsletter #41
Do you check components before using them in your projects?

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March 06, 2016: Newsletter #40
Could a wall wart power monitor solve your wall wart woes?

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February 28, 2016: Newsletter #39
How far should you go to "bulletproof" your designs?

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February 21, 2016: Newsletter #38
Have you ever thought of building a full motion flight simulator?

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February 13, 2016: Newsletter #37
Do you prefer to build or buy your test equipment?

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February 06, 2016: Newsletter #36
Do you think of electronics as a transformation process?

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January 30, 2016: Newsletter #35
How do YOU deal with Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)?

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January 23, 2016: Newsletter #34
What was the defining technology that transformed Arpanet into the Internet?

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January 16, 2016: Newsletter #33
Can you detect lightning on an oscilloscope, from 100 miles away?

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December 31, 2015: Newsletter #32
Which Way Does Current Really Flow?

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December 26, 2015: Newsletter #31
Do analog mathematics still count in the digital world?

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December 18, 2015: Newsletter #30
Do you believe manufacturer's product specifications are accurate?

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December 12, 2015: Newsletter #29
Can you find a ground fault in a building's wiring with a standard ohmmeter?

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December 05, 2015: Newsletter #28
The Computer That Took Man To The Moon

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November 29, 2015: Newsletter #27
Repair or replace inexpensive electronics? Workbench Challenge Winners!

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November 19, 2015: Newsletter #26
Do you prototype using modules or are you an IC and passive components type?

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November 12, 2015: Newsletter #25
What audio recording device came before the tape recorder? Wirespondence anyone?

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November 07, 2015: Newsletter #24
An ohm is an ohm, right? Not so fast!

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October 30, 2015: Newsletter #23
How do you build a "standard volt?"

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October 23, 2015: Newsletter #22
What are the building blocks of digital circuits?

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October 17, 2015: Newsletter #21
Do you consider yourself a competent electronics enthusiast?

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October 09, 2015: Newsletter #20
Checking inductors can be a real pain. If only there was an easier way. What the L is it?

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October 03, 2015: Newsletter #19
What was the largest Van de Graaff generator ever built?

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September 26, 2015: Newsletter #18
What's the best tech joke ever written?

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September 18, 2015: Newsletter #17
Is your workbench a prize winner? It could be!

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September 11, 2015: Newsletter #16
What do most TVs do when you turn them off? Run up your power bill!

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September 04, 2015: Newsletter #15
Is Wire Wrap a new kind of electronic music? No, I guess that would be Wire Rap.

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August 28, 2015: Newsletter #14
Does your wire faithfully conduct a signal without adding noise, attenuation, or distortion? Not likely!

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August 21, 2015: Newsletter #13
What do you think of when you hear the term electronic hobbyist or experimenter?

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August 14, 2015: Newsletter #12
What computer started it all back in 1975?

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August 07, 2015: Newsletter #11
Could a Steampunk Planetarium Clock change your life? Maybe not, but it's pretty cool!

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July 31, 2015: Newsletter #10
What little known technology came between the vacuum tube and transistor?

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July 24, 2015: Newsletter #9
What do you get when you cross an Arduino with a vacuum tube?

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July 17, 2015: Newsletter #8
Electromagnetic Coil Gun, MIDI To Logic Controller, Vote For What's Next, And More!

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July 10, 2015: Newsletter #7
Wide Range Period Counter, Power Amplifier Circuits, Das Blinkenboard, And More!

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July 03, 2015: Newsletter #6
Solar Charge Controller, Multivibrator Waveform Generators, Big Ear Audio Telescope, And More!

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June 26, 2015: Newsletter #5
More FREE Stuff From Nuts & Volts! LED Matrix Cube, All About Capacitors, And More

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June 19, 2015: Newsletter #4
Build A Test Bench Power Supply, Flood Detection Alarm, Heatsink Basics

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June 12, 2015: Newsletter #3
More great stuff! - H-2-Opus, Transistor Clock, and more!

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June 05, 2015: Newsletter #2
Computer Controlled Air/Steam Engine (Really Cool!)

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May 27, 2015: Newsletter #1
The Edison Cell - The Battery That Wouldn't Die!

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