N&V December 2013

N&V December 2013
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  • The Good, the Bad, and the HexBright by Christian Carlberg
    Follow Christian’s journey with Kickstarter for his Arduino-based flashlight that finished in the top 10 most funded projects.


  • Construction of a Low Budget 180 MHz RF Sweep Generator by Robert Reed
    Your bench could be sporting a unit like this for around $75 in parts ... plus your labor, of course.
  • Build a Wireless Silent Alarm Warning System by Roger Secura
    This is an inexpensive transmitter/receiver system you can build in one night that will let you know if something is amiss.
  • My Christmas Can Light Dimmer by Frank Muratore
    Since I wasn’t going to be able to replace my incandescent icicle lights with new LED versions, I needed a way to extend their life.
  • MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit Part 3 by John Gavlik, Martin Hebel
    This time, learn how to connect your microcontroller to the software to plot a single channel of analog data. Plus, see how to scale raw ADC data into corresponding voltage levels so you don’t have to do math inside your micro.


  • PICAXE Primer by Ron Hackett
    The Ins and Outs of Python Programming
    Start off with a few Python experiments with digital inputs on the Raspberry Pi, then implement a Cylon Eye project to continue our quest of interfacing the PICAXE with a Pi.
  • Q&A by Russell Kincaid
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    Bandpass filters, 12 volt control, and NiCad battery chargers are asked about and answered this time.
  • Smiley’s Workshop by Joe Pardue
    Arduino Handheld Prototyper — Part 6
    It’s a wrap with data logging. Learn how to upload sensor data directly to a PC — first, via the serial port and then using an SD card.
  • Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
    Wireless Watches Will Win the Wearable Wars
    Even though cell phones have encroached on the time-keeping arena, you may want to rethink the wristwatch concept.
  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Events, Advances, and News
    Light-emitting pasta, Intel + Arduino = Galileo, a DC meter suitable for battery monitoring, and an IEEE conference in Vegas are just some of the highlights from this month’s selection.

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