N&V December 2008

N&V December 2008
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  • A Touch of Spice Part 1 by Peter Stonard
    There’s more than one way to create an electronic circuit and make it work. One powerful tool in particular is simulation previously only available to professionals). With simulation, you can accurately predict the circuit’s performance even before turning on your soldering iron!
  • How To: Breadboarding by Fred Eady
    I’m old enough to have experienced black and white television, the introduction of color television, the very first post-WWII gasoline “shortage” and rotary “Princess” telephones. I also remember when AM radio was king and only uppity college kids listened to FM ...


  • The Big Ear by Jim Stewart
    Ever wish you could build an “audio telescope” that would let you hear things that were faint or far away? Well, this article shows you how to build such a thing. We call it the Big Ear.
  • Build A Dog Detector by Michael Simpson
    We have several pets in our home, including two dogs. One of the problems we have is the dogs like to sneak into the kitchen and eat the cat’s food. My wife asked me if there was any way we could create some sort of detector that would chirp each time a dog entered the kitchen. Of course, I said yes ...
  • Two Add-On Gauges For The Automotive Enthusiast by Robert M. Voss
    This article describes two add-on automotive devices. One of these is not found in production cars (to the best of my knowledge), but will be of interest to anyone who seriously wants to know what goes on under the hood. The second device seems to be standard equipment on more and more cars, and — in my home state of New York, at least — insurance companies will give a discount for its use. Both of these circuits can easily and safely be installed in any car ...


  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Antenna Achieves Near-Perfect Performance
    Events, Advances, and News.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    Avoiding Tuition At USB University
    I have a love/hate relationship with USB. I love it because it is convenient and user friendly. I hate it because understanding the underlying processes of USB can be difficult. Think about this. You don’t have to know the down and dirty details of how a PIC ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) works to employ a PIC in a microcontroller-based application. So, why should we have to know so much about USB to put it to work for us?
  • Q&A by Russell Kincaid
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    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.
  • Smiley’s Workshop by Joe Pardue
    Smiley’s Workshop: There are 10 types of people. Those who get binary and those who don’t (Part 5)
    Binary logic, bitwise operators, and more.
  • Personal Robotics by Vern Graner
    The Probotix Fireball V90 CNC Router
    In this month’s issue, we construct the PROBOTIX FireBall V90 CNC router from a kit and then put it through its paces.
  • PICAXE Primer by Ron Hackett
    Experimenting With The IR Multi-Board
    This month, we’re going to continue our exploration of PICAXE IR capabilities, which we have divided into three basic categories ...
  • Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
    Six Things You Should Know About Wireless
    Wireless started changing the world just after it was invented by guys like Marconi, Tesla, and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And that change is still going on. Here are a few wireless developments maybe you didn’t know about.

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