Fullam is the author of Hardware Hacking Projects For Geeks, an O'Reilly & Associates release...
These hacks — called penetration tests — are done on purpose to show companies how much they stand to lose if they don’t patch their security holes. Penetration tests are used to try to compromise the security of computer systems...
Practical digital inverter and AND gate logic ICs. Part 2
The holy grail of high fidelity sound reproduction is to recreate the listening experience exactly. The listener shouldn’t be able to tell the reproduction from the original...
Last month, I gave you details on how to communicate with various X10 computer interfaces. This month, I had planned on showing you how to use each one of those interfaces with a microcontroller...
Is there water in your basement? Or anywhere else it shouldn't be? This simple water detection alarm will alert you when it starts to happen.
This unique DIY construction project blends electronics technology with subtle magic and hand craftsmanship. This concluding part examines the theory of operation, installation and assembly, testing, and verification that the design works properly...
by Jon Williams
Control Virtually Anything… Virtually
When the SX microcontroller was developed, the core philosophy was to create a chip fast enough and clean enough that most specialized peripherals could be made “virtual,” that is, created in code...
by Phil Davis
Parameters On The Fly - Part 3
This month, I would like to wrap up the design and functioning of the Hand-Held Console by showing you the completed device and by posting the software online for all to use.
by Russell Kincaid
In this column, I answer questions about all aspects of electronics, including computer hardware, software, circuits, electronic theory, troubleshooting, and anything else of interest to the hobbyist.
In The Spotlight
by Marvin Mallon
An Interview with Mr. Ken Gracey of Parallax, Inc.
One of the leading suppliers of programmable microcontrollers is Parallax, Inc. The company is located in Rocklin, CA — a short commute from Sacramento...
The Design Cycle
by Peter Best
If you’re standing up, maybe you want to take a seat. Last time, we started our indepth look at what makes the C8051F120 a premier 8051 drop-in solution. That Digital Crossbar stuff we looked at seemed mighty complicated...
by L. Paul Verhage
The Near Space Ventures
Near Space Ventures is the webpage of an amateur radio high altitude balloon (ARHAB) and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organization named CAPnSPACE. CAPnSPACE has developed a great website that I’d like to share with you.
Getting Started With PICS
by Chuck Hellebuyck
8/14/20-PIN PIC® Microcontroller Family
Programming PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) has been my hobby and sideline for many years. In fact, I started back when there were only five PIC MCUs to choose from. Now there are hundreds of different PIC MCUs...