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N&V April 2015

N&V April 2015
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Features

  • Beyond the Arduino — Part 2 by Andrew Retallack 
    Last month, we established a hardware platform to work on. This time, we’ll dive right into working in a new environment.
  • Add a Real Time Clock to Your PIC Projects by Thomas Henry 
    RTCs have all kinds of neat uses in microcontroller projects. Get introduced to this wonderful world of timekeeping with the popular and inexpensive TinyRTC.
  • Driving LEDs with a Microcontroller by Craig Lindley 
    Typically, one of the first experiments people do when working with microcontrollers is to blink an LED. However, the thrill of this wears out pretty quickly, so let’s see what else can be done.

Projects

  • Build Your Own Arduino Barograph by Mark McGuire 
    Ever built a project that needed an accurate timer to switch something on or off at regular intervals? See if this simple one fits the bill.
  • Build the Super KISS Timer by Frank Muratore 
    Ever built a project that needed an accurate timer to switch something on or off at regular intervals? See if this simple one fits the bill.
  • Build the Annoy-O-Matic by Bob Diaz 
    You’ll always be ready for April Fool’s Day with this easy circuit that will help bring practical jokes to a whole new level.

Columns

  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Events, Advances, and News
    The world’s largest digital camera has been funded, Intel is getting sticky, you can get skin care via your iPhone, plus there’s lots more to read about.
  • Q&A by Tim Brown
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    Making a smart house smarter, a telephone off-hook alarm, and radio tuning are question topics this time.
  • The Spin Zone by Jon McPhalen
    Can We Talk? Again?
    This month’s project goes through setting up a simple command language for controlling the Propeller through a serial interface.
  • The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
    The RN4020 PICtail Plus BLE.
    Bluetooth 4.0 is becoming the de facto standard when it comes to embedded device monitoring and control from iPhones and Android devices. Microchip’s BLE radio module is called the RN4020. Unlike many of the other BLE offerings, the RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy radio module comes backed with a full load of example code and hardware development tools. This month, we’ll get started on the BLE path with Microchip’s RN4020 PICtail, a terminal emulator, and a laptop.
  • Practical 3D Printing by Chuck Hellebuyck
    3D Custom Storage Boxes
    Get your electronics über organized with specially designed storage drawers.
  • Near Space by L. Paul Verhage
    CubeSats — Part 3: Attitude and Velocity
    Learn about some “toys” that help CubeSats control their own attitude and velocity.

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