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July 2011

Nuts and Volts Magazine

How Does Your Garden Grow? I2I Controls Shows You With A Solar Powered Data Acquisition System

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Features

How I Scratch-Built a Five Foot Long Radio-Controlled Submarine - Part 3

In this final installment, I'll show you some unique solutions to solving my electro-mechanical problems as we wrap up the final details of this unique project. Part 3


Programming CHIPINO with SimpleC

A C programming option is demonstrated that’s perfect for beginner’s using the CHIPINO.



Projects

A Solar Powered Data Acquisition System

Nuts & Volts Special

Learn more about I2I Control’s new line of products by seeing how they’re used to monitor things like air temperature, soil temperature, wind velocity, sunlight, and rainfall in a garden.


Build a Sorting Counter

Electronic Gadgets

This simple project features a tally mode and a differential mode so you can count on it for a variety of uses.



Columns

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
TechKnowledgey 2011
Read about an atomic clock on a chip, a tri-gate transistor that’s ready to go, new mobile workstations, plus some other interesting stuff.

The Spin Zone
by Jon Williams
The Spin Zone
Small Motor Control Made Easy

Q&A
by Russell Kincaid
Q & A
A leak noise correlator, theremin coils, and a modified beeper/LED circuit are covered this month.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
The Design Cycle
FlashFly System Gets Stamp of Approval

Smiley’s Workshop
by Joe Pardue
Smiley’s Workshop 36: avrtoolbox — Ring Buffers
avrtoolbox — Ring Buffers — Part 36

Fundamentals For Beginners
Build an Automatic Night Light
Just getting started in electronics? Try these simple demos to illustrate electronics principles and how components function in actual circuits!

Near Space
by L. Paul Verhage
Near Space
Programming the Nearspace Ultralight Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)