N&V September 2016

N&V September 2016
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  • Vintage Computing — Simple Hardware Interfaces for Your Mentor’s Friend by Dane Weston
    Venture outside the Amigo retro computer and Color BASIC to interface with a couple of simple hardware circuits.
  • Hail, the Lowly Substitution Box by Robert Reed
    Capacitor and resistor substitution boxes are very simple, yet handy pieces of test equipment. Here’s how they work and what’s available.
  • Name That Part! by David Goodsell
    Test your electronic components knowledge with this photo quiz.


  • Build the Numitron — A Six-Digit Clock by Bill van Dijk
    This beautifully designed timepiece showcases cold war era components (Numitrons) along with modern LEDs.


  • Tech Forum Questions
    Check out the Questions for this issue.
  • Q&A by Tim Brown
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    Get some enlightenment on modern lighting (LEDs and CFLs) and whether green energy is truly “green.”
  • The Ham’s Wireless Workbench by H. Ward Silver
    Common Antennas You Need to Know About
    Everything acts like an antenna — sometimes, the antenna is you! Knowing about common antennas is a good step toward effective data link and other wireless system design.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    Help is Finally Here for 32-bit PICs
    Microchip has released a new 32-bit microcontroller that is now supported by the MPLAB Code Configurator.
  • The Spin Zone by Jon McPhalen
    Game Time
    Game countdown timer for use in applications like escape rooms.
  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Events, Advances, and News
    Planar lens for smartphones; optical clock accurate in the attosecond range; the new Asus’ ZenBook 3 laptop; how to run a quantum computer; what to do if you really need a lot of storage; a supply for your Pi; never losing anything again; and what happened to Bell Labs.


  • So, Exactly What is Electronics? by Bryan Bergeron
    Given the rapid evolution of the electronics field over the past few years, exactly how do you define electronics today?

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