N&V August 2017

N&V August 2017
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  • A Nuts & Volts Total Eclipse of the Sun by Dave Prochnow
    Use a 3D printed Nuts & Volts (or SERVO Magazine!) pinhole solar projector to view a total eclipse of the sun in the US during August 2017.


  • Use Wi-Fi and X-10 in a “Bi-Lingual” approach to Light and Appliance CONTROL by Ronald Gladney
    ESP8266-based “Bi-Lingual” Home Light and Appliance Timer merges Wi-Fi and X-10.
  • Build a Geiger Counter to Monitor a Radioactive Cat by Eric Bogatin
    Use a homebrew Geiger counter to monitor Maxwell, the cat after radiation treatment.
  • Solar Intensity Monitor by Ken Fisher
    Build a Solar Intensity Monitor using an Arduino Uno and the MakerPlot Data Acquisition software.


  • Tech Forum Questions
    Check out the Questions for this issue.
  • Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
    Going the Distance with Wireless
    Demands for longer range Wi-Fi capacity are growing, and so are the demands for new technology to support it.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    Try the RAD B4R for ESP8266 Coding
    An introduction to the B4R programming environment utilizing the popular ESP8266 module.
  • Q&A by Kristen McIntyre
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    Learn about NiCd charger options and the different types of LED display technologies.
  • Near Space by L. Paul Verhage
    Factors Controlling Balloon Flights and Predicting Balloon Landing Zones
    Making proper predictions of your BalloonSats’ flight path.


  • Easing Into Tube by Bryan Bergeron
    Want a break from microcontrollers and MEMS devices? Give tubes a try!

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