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Flight Computers for Sounding Rocketsby Dan Gravatt Sure, launching model rockets is cool and all, but what if you could incorporate some science and learning into the fun, too. The flight computers described here will help you do that.
Soldering Reflow Controllerby Paul Atkinson This product review describes a new kit/system that can help alleviate some of the drudgery involved with building surface-mount printed circuit boards.
A Barn Door Tracker for AstroPhotographyby Theron Wierenga Now, you can be the star and take long exposure photographs of the night sky.
Arduino-Based Master Clockby Joe Fox If you’ve got some old impulse secondary clocks that are lacking a master, build this project and get them working accurately and electronically. Plus, you can repurpose what you learn to control other items using an Arduino and an IGBT MOSFET device.
Q&A by Tim Brown Reader Questions Answered Here Answering a question about a previous question, free to air satellite TV, and testing GFCIs properly are discussed this month.
PICAXE Primer by Ron Hackett Harnessing the Power of USB Construct a couple of simple USB-based power supplies that you can use in your next PICAXE project.
The Ham’s Wireless Workbench by H. Ward Silver An Intro and Antennas Welcome to the world of wireless know-how in the form of amateur or "ham" radio.Where else can you be an electronics and programming whiz, study solar and atmospheric phenomena, design your own communication system, and provide valuable public service — all at the same time? Amateur radio and the Nuts & Volts readership have a lot in common. Let's get to know each other!
Smiley’s Workshop by Joe Pardue Arduino 101/Chapter 12: Data Logger/Part 1 Learn how to store data on an Arduino UNO so you can use battery-operated devices to collect data out in the field.
Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel Serial I/O Data Interfaces: Part 1 Data is transferred serially in most applications. However, there is definitely more than one way to “send” that cat.
The Design Cycle by Fred Eady Atmosphere Takes Bluetooth Apps to New Heights Anaren is bringing Bluetooth “out of the stone age” with their new web-based tool that lets you simultaneously code an embedded Bluetooth monitor/control application and its associated smartphone GUI app.