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September 2011

Nuts and Volts Magazine

Connect your Home Thermostat To The Internet - And Control It From Any Web Or Cell Phone Browser

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Features

Web Browser Control of Your Home Thermostat — Part 1

Control the temperature from your easy chair (or remotely from anywhere!) with a cell phone browser or computer.



Projects

Build A Circuit Board Assembly Jig

If you spend a considerable amount of time assembling and soldering PCBs, then you're gonna love this "third hand." Even without all the bells and whistles, having a proper PCB assembly jig goes a long way toward making electronics a more enjoyable hobby.


Making the DEFCON 19 Badge

Joe’s yearly summary on the trials and tribulations of his badge build.



Columns

TechKnowledgey
by Jeff Eckert
TechKnowledgey 2011
This month’s coverage includes info on harvesting wasted vehicle power, docking your hard drives, Apple taking the biggest semi bite, plus some other food for thought.

The Spin Zone
by Jon Williams
The Spin Zone
Serving Up Servo Control.

Q&A
by Russell Kincaid
Q & A
Get answers to a solar controller, 1.5V hobby motor speed controller, a DSL carrier detector, and some other stuff.

Near Space
by L. Paul Verhage
Near Space
Programming the Ultralight Near Space Flight Computer.

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

Smiley’s Workshop
by Joe Pardue
Smiley’s Workshop 38: C Standard Library
C Standard Library — Part 38

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
The Design Cycle
Slaving Away From USB Host.