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May 2017

Nuts and Volts Magazine


Rebirth of a Tubular Door Chime

Refurbishing a NuTone™ chime with four large brass tubular bells.

Getting the Scoop on LabNation’s SmartScope

Test-driving LabNation’s new SmartScope tool.

Restoring the World’s First Transistor Radio

Bringing a vintage Regency TR-1 transistor pocket radio back to life.

Replacing The 555 With A PIC — Part 2 — A Digital Analog

This second article examines several of the circuits from 555 Timer IC Circuits by Forrest Mims, that are used basically as a monostable multivibrator.


The Spin Zone
by Jon McPhalen
Cooperative Multitasking in PASM
Running multiple tasks in the same cog of the Parallax Propeller.

by Kristen McIntyre
Reader Questions Answered Here (05.2017)
Find answers to questions on modem testing, identifying components, and drawing schematics.

The Ham’s Wireless Workbench
by H. Ward Silver
Wireless Modes — Part 2
Digital modes — according to the FCC — are those that exchange information as characters.

The Design Cycle
by Fred Eady
D-Stick is Delightful for Development
For about $30, you can get the ME Labs D-Stick which is a stand-alone development environment that is based on the Microchip PIC16F1937.

by Jeff Eckert
Events, Advances, and News (05.2017)
Information on current events, advances, and news in various technology fields.


Biology + Electronics
by Bryan Bergeron
Consider the vast world of electronics as it is applied to biology and biological systems.