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July 2014

Nuts and Volts Magazine


MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit ... Part 10

Graphical plotting, data acquisition, and control software for your microcontroller.

Giving Life to the Adafruit 32x32 RGB Matrix Panel

You’ll have a great time making a cool graphical display of Conway’s Game of Life with this colorful array.

Building Your Own PICAXE Download Cable

Transfer programs with this cost-effective USB cable.

Build the Cat Away!

Are your furry friends going places they shouldn’t?

Desktop Rocket Fireworks

Have a blast making this simple circuit with your kids to brighten up your desk all year round.


by Jeff Eckert
Events, Advances, and News (07.2014)
Read about the tower of power, building your own gaming machine, free disposable email, plus some other cool stuff.

The Spin Zone
by Jon McPhalen
Getting Fancy With LANC
Focus in on what can be accomplished with a LANC port, the Propeller, and a camcorder.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
Learning Core Values
In the previous Design Cycle offering, we walked around the 32-bit EVE support hardware. This time, we will put that hardware to work. By the time your eyes encounter the final period of the final sentence of this month's column, we will have written and verified all of the FT800 core firmware needed to drive our LCD panel.

Near Space
by L. Paul Verhage
The BalloonSat Extreme
Sometimes a simple flight computer isn’t enough. With the Extreme, you’ll have enough memory for 15 separate near space experiments.

Smiley’s Workshop
by Joe Pardue
The Arduino Classroom. Arduino 101/Chapter 7: Analog Input — Part 2
Dial into potentiometers, Ohm’s law, and circuits.