N&V July 2009
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  • Properly Selecting Electronic Components by Vaughn D. Martin
    If you want your circuits to work right, you gotta have the right components for the job. This tutorial will help you make sure you know what you're doing.
  • How To Basics: Intro to Heatsink Selection and Installation by John E. Post
    Don't get burned on your next build. The proper heatsink can save you from burnt fingers and burned up devices!


  • The Arch-Ball Clock by Elza Simpson
    This is one for the most unique approaches ever for keeping track of time.
  • Transistor Clock by Keith Bayern
    Build a digital clock using only transistors as the active elements. The final parts count is 194 transistors, 566 diodes, 400 resistors, and 87 capacitors.


  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Techknowledgey 2009
    Topics covered include harnessing antimatter, eye-to-robot interface, Intel fined $1.45 billion, plus other info you won't want to miss.
  • The Spin Zone by Jon Williams
    Loving LEDs Again
    The Stamp Applications column has evolved into Propeller based projects now! This month, you'll be loving LEDs again.
  • Smiley’s Workshop by Joe Pardue
    Smiley’s Workshop: AVR Learning Platform Projects (Part 12)
    Another communications project, reading the voltage across a potentiometer, and then redo the Cylon Optometry code for the ALP.
  • Q&A by Russell Kincaid
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    Voltage conversion, understanding thermal lag, software-based power control, plus more.
  • Personal Robotics by Vern Graner
    The Probotix Fireball V90 CNC Visited
    In that article, we detailed the PROBOTIX Fireball v90 — one of the first high-accuracy/sub-$1,000 CNC systems on the market.
  • Getting Started With PICS by Chuck Hellebuyck
    Improving the PICKit 2 Development Board
    The one thing I always wanted to add was a breadboard area, so I modified the development board included with the Starter Kit — it’s called the low pin count development board.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    Kids CAN Love Engineering
    This year’s science station consisted of a Lenovo NetBook coupled to a USB-to-CAN bridge. The goal was to introduce the students to a working network they could actually see and touch.
  • Near Space by L. Paul Verhage
    GPS Simulator for Missions to Near Space
    What I need is a convenient GPS simulator that will let me test a flight program on the ground. In this article, I’ll describe what I came up with.

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