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John Gavlik

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MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit ... Part 10
July 2014
Easily customize the look of your MakerPlot Interface “on the fly” to suit the needs of your particular application.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit ... Part 9
June 2014
Learn all about Event Codes, which are the instructions that make every switch, button, and textbox control an Interface so it does what you want it to do.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit ... Part 8
May 2014
Learn some of the specific reasons why this program is called the DIY software kit.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit ... Part 7
April 2014
Be introduced to MakerPlot’s best kept secret: the Logs(Debug) Immediate window.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit ... Part 6
March 2014
See how to have MakerPlot send info to your micro of choice to control the firmware’s setpoint using a “slider”.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit Part 5
February 2014
An important function of MakerPlot is its bi-directional capabilities. What this means is that your microcontroller can control or be controlled with this unique software. Find out how this is accomplished.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit Part 4
January 2014
Learn how to plot both analog and digital data from the Arduino Uno, then see how to log that data and play it back for greater analysis.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit Part 3
December 2013
This time, learn how to connect your microcontroller to the software to plot a single channel of analog data. Plus, see how to scale raw ADC data into corresponding voltage levels so you don’t have to do math inside your micro.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit Part 2
November 2013
Besides being a great debugging tool, the real power of this customizable software is in its ability to become a virtual instrument for your microcontroller’s data.

MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit
October 2013
So, you’ve designed a microcontroller project. Have you thought about how that data is displayed, logged, debugged, or otherwise gets presented to you for display and analysis?

Experiments with Alternative Energy
July 2010
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Build the Telematics Car.

Experiments with Alternative Energy
June 2010
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Fuel Cell Polarization States and Efficiencies.

Experiments with Alternative Energy
May 2010
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Fuel Cell Basics.

Experiments with Alternative Energy
April 2010
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Experimenting with the WindPitch Wind Turbine.

Experiments with Alternative Energy
March 2010
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Introducing the WindPitch Wind Turbine.

Experiments with Alternative Energy
February 2010
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Experimenting with the Whirlybird Wind Turbine.

Experiments with Alternative Energy
January 2010
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Build a three-phase AC wind turbine.

Experiments with Alternative Energy: Part 5
December 2009
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Experimenting with the Double Wide Sun Tracker.

Experiements with Alternative Energy
November 2009
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Build a Double Wide Sun Tracker.

Experiments with Alternative Energy: Part 3
October 2009
Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy through this educational series. This month: Build a Solar Powered Battery Charger

Experiments with Alternative Energy
September 2009
This time, we’ll use these same microcontroller circuits and code to illustrate three primary conditions that affect solar panel operation in the real world: heat, shading, and tilt angle.

Experiments with Alternative Energy
August 2009
Learn the fundamentals of renewable Energy with this new educational series. This month: Solar Energy.

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