N&V August 2009

N&V August 2009
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  • Lightning Screen by Harry Goldman
    For those interested in high voltage phenomena, this device will prove to be an impressive performer.
  • Properly Selecting Electronic Components: Part 2 by Vaughn D. Martin
    This month's tutorial covers capacitors and inductors.
  • Experiments with Alternative Energy by John Gavlik
    Learn the fundamentals of renewable Energy with this new educational series. This month: Solar Energy.


  • NixieNeon Clock by Joe Croft
    Time for another cool clock design using nixie tubes.
  • TestMaster Quiz Box by John L. Brittan
    Run your own game shows at home with this fun build.


  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    TechKnowledgey 2009
    Topics covered include lasers with curves, the smallest DC/DC concerter, quantum error suppression, plus other info you won't want to miss.
  • PICAXE Primer by Ron Hackett
    Programming Your Serialized LCD Display
    This month we’re going to turn our attention to some of the details of programming the display. Specifically, we’ll investigate two of the most useful features of LCD displays: scrolling a long line of text across the relatively small width of the display and creating custom characters to enhance the functionality of the display.
  • Personal Robotics by Samuel Aaron Ward
    Solar Tracker
    A solar-tracking power supply for a mobile unit; a device that not only provides power to sustain its own functions (tracking the sun for optimal energy collection), but also for propulsion and steering of an unmanned vehicle.
  • Q&A by Russell Kincaid
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    Audio comb filter, high current/low voltage amp, time delay circuit, plus more.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    USB To Ethernet Using Microchip’s Free Stacks: Part 1
    This month, the mountain man is coming to town as the coders at Microchip have put together a brand new TCP/IP Stack to support the new Ethernet ICs and wireless Ethernet modules that are coming out of the pipe.
  • Smiley’s Workshop by Joe Pardue
    Smiley’s Workshop: More ALP Projects (Part 13)
    Developing a command interpreter and making some noise.
  • Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
    How To Achieve One Gigabit Per Second Data Rate Over Wireless
    Longer distances, interference, and other environmental issues usually prevent that, but what we get is typically enough. With the new 802.11n standard, Wi-Fi speeds will be going up as more of the access points adopt the multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology that will make 100+ Mbps common.

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