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N&V December 2007

N&V December 2007
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  • HDTV Buyer’s Guide by Jeff Mazur
    So, after reading my last article on the end of analog broadcasting, you’ve decided to purchase a new Digital TV. A look around the electronics superstores, as well as smaller boutique, high-end AV stores reveals a multitude of choices ...
  • Prototyping with Surface Mount Components by Aaron Dahlen
    Let’s face the facts: through-hole components are a thing of the past. Like the vacuum tube, they will gradually disappear from general use except for specialized applications such as those requiring high power (e.g., power transistors, high wattage resis.
  • Basic Analog Power Supply Design by Gerard Fonte
    It is always important to remember that the power supply — either for a particular product or as a general piece of test equipment — has the potential to electrocute the user, start a fire, or destroy the device it is powering ...

Projects

  • Build A Model Railroad Crossing Signal by Paul Florian
    Creating authentic looking models is a passion of mine. To enhance my model railroad setup, a realistic (but inexpensive!) crossing signal was just the ticket.
  • Field Programmable Intervalometer by Joe DeMeyer
    I have always had an interest in animation and time lapse photography. With a digital camera, I found that making time lapse movies became fun and economical ...
  • Vixen Lights The Way by Jon Williams
    Vixen doesn’t come with a traditional installer so I’m going to walk you through the steps to get it up and running on your Windows PC ...
  • Build A Wireless Weather System: Part 4 by Michael Simpson
    In the last three installments, you built the three satellites shown in Figure 2. I showed you how to transmit and collect basic data ...

Columns

  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Positronium Observed in Lab
    In case you’re not up on particle physics, note that when an electron meets its antimatter counterpart — the positron — this generally results in mutual annihilation and the release of a couple gamma rays ...
  • In The Spotlight by Marvin Mallon
    An Interview with Chris Harriman of NetMedia
    This month’s spotlight is on NetMedia, Inc., a Tucson, AZ firm that has been in business since 1993.
  • Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
    How Far Can You Go?
    With the number of wireless standards, products, and applications increasing almost hourly, it is a rare day in which any of us will go without some wireless usage.
  • PICAXE Primer by Ron Hackett
    Welcome To The Power Of PICAXE
    Welcome to the first installment of PICAXE Primer, a column dedicated to “spreading the word” about the ease, power, and versatility of programming and project-building with the unique microcontrollers.
  • Personal Robotics by Vern Graner
    The Ponginator
    When we think of personal robotics, we usually think of personal as referring to size, i.e., a personal digital assistant or a personal computer. Things that usually are small enough to fit in a shoe box or at least fit on your workbench ...
  • 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.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    Ordering Drinks Over The ‘Net
    If you’ve been keeping up with Design Cycle, we’ve been implementing Internet protocol code with PICBASIC PRO and in the rush you have been exposed to a variety of the Internet protocols and the PICs they run under.
  • Getting Started With PICS by Chuck Hellebuyck, Dave Baker
    Stocking Your Lab
    One of the more common emails I receive involves recommendations on which PIC® microcontroller (MCU) should be stocked in the home lab.

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