N&V August 2007

N&V August 2007
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  • Are Hybrid Cars Here to Stay? by Isidor Buchmann
    The hybrid car is not new — Ferdinand Porsche designed the series-hybrid vehicle in 1898. Called the Lohner-Porsche carriage, the hybrid function served as an electrical transmission rather than power boost ...
  • Sun Riders Ahoy at the Solar Cup Races by David Geer
    Five years back, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California opened Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir, a fresh drinking water reservoir ...
  • An Introduction To Solar Electric For Your House by Dan Casale
    I’m so bright, I generate my own electricity ... I need a T-shirt and a bumper sticker with that saying! I was designing a base and space station power generation system for a moon/Mars colony group, when a co-worker asked me to help design ...
  • Data Storage — Techniques, Problems, and Solutions by Rick Davis
    These situations highlight some very important issues in the field of data storage and getting to the answers can require a variety of information across several areas of technology. However, understanding these topics can greatly help you prepare ...


  • Build A Better Mouse Trap by Michael Simpson
    I moved out of the city years ago and now live in the country in an old farm house. We have three barns and suffer quite a bit of damage from the local mouse population. I have used several types of traps with varying amounts of success ...
  • Flight Recorder For Model Rocketry — Part 1 by Mike Bessant
    Amateur rocketry is a well established activity that is currently divided into two main categories: high-power and model ...
  • The Arbitrary Waveform Generator by Gerard Fonte
    There are many simple sine/square/triangle wave generators available to the hobbyist. But oftentimes, something more is needed when the commonly available waves just aren’t adequate. For these occasions, an arbitrary waveform generator is necessary ...
  • Two Axis Sun Tracker For Small Solar Panels by Dan Gravatt
    This project is designed to maximize the output from your existing panel by turning it to keep it pointing at the sun, and (hopefully) making the purchase of another panel unnecessary ...
  • Build a Solar Thermal Water Heater Controller by David Aidt
    The weather in my part of Florida on the Space Coast is usually very nice in the winter. That being said, it is not unusual for the temperature to get into the mid 30’s on an occasional winter night ...


  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Techknowledgey 2007
    The diamond anvil cell (DAC) has been around since 1958, when it was invented by Weir, Van Valkenburg, Lippincott, and Bunting at what was then called the National Bureau of Standards ...
  • In The Spotlight by Marvin Mallon
    An Interview with Paul True
    The spotlight this month is on Linx Technology whose corporate headquarters is located in Merlin, OR, a small community northwest of Grants Pass. The privately owned company moved into this purpose-built facility in late 2006 ...
  • The Design Cycle by Peter Best
    Rewriting C In PICBasic Pro
    The C programming language has grown like a creeping weed extending its branches and leaves out from the personal computer (PC) world and into the realm of the microcontroller ...
  • 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.
  • Personal Robotics by Bryan Bergeron
    Biologically Inspired Robots
    Developers of biologically inspired robots borrow from systems and methods found in nature with a goal of producing a more efficient, capable, or cost-effective robot than would be possible through traditional means ...
  • Getting Started With PICS by Chuck Hellebuyck
    BasicATOM In-Circuit Debugger
    If you’ve thought about getting started with PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs), you’ve probably seen the variety of available development tools, such as programmers, debuggers, and the Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) ...
  • Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
    Cell Phones — 10 Pounds of Technology in a 5 oz Package
    No other electronic product incorporates as much of the latest technology as a cell phone, and especially in such a small package ...

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