N&V February 2012

N&V February 2012
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  • The Edison Cell by Walter Noon
    Rediscover the secrets of a 100 year old “green” battery whose time may finally have come.
  • Creating a Virtual Serial Port With the 32-Bit Micro Experimenter by Thomas Kibalo
    Need a serial port but don’t have one on your computer? No problem! We’ll show you how to use your Experimenter to provide virtual serial communications.


  • Channel Surfing With An Arduino by William Baird
    The Arduino is perfectly suited to emulate the IR remote controls associated with many modern appliances. If your TV recorder and tuner are different devices, this will allow you to change channels between scheduled recordings on whatever schedule suits you.


  • Q&A by Russell Kincaid
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    Help with a random number generator, battery tester, LED dimmer, and a nonsense circuit are just some of the topics covered in this month’s column.
  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    TechKnowledgey 2012
    Read about a battery that offers a 25 year operating life, Clouds with ears, and seeing sound, to name a few. Plus, Pong turns 40.
  • PICAXE Primer by Ron Hackett
    PICAXE Primer
    Constructing a two-digit seven segment LED project board.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    The Design Cycle
    CLC Culture.
  • Smiley’s Workshop by Joe Pardue
    Smileys Workshop: An AVR C Programming Series (Part 43)
    Breadboard LCD Navigator Part 2: The Navigator Buttons.
  • Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
    Open Communication
    Comm Kits — A radio kit is a great way to get familiar with electronics and communications.
  • Fundamentals For Beginners
    Build a Moisture Detector
    If you’d like to test plant soil for moisture, you can use this circuit to do so. The more moisture there is, the faster the LED will blink.

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