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The Retro PIC Single-Board Computer by Dan Gravatt Put some of your historic chips to work in a new “computer” system with a PIC acting as the CPU.
ESP8266 RSS News Reader by Craig Lindley Utilize the versatile ESP8266 module to get your daily dose of news.
REVIEW: Bench Werx Offers a Versatile PCB Holder by Dane Weston Check out the new PCB Rax system for help soldering your circuit boards.
Computer Control and Interfacing with the NI MyRIO by David Ward National Instruments’ MyRIO is one of the best units available for computer interfacing and data acquisition. Plus, it can be utilized for a variety of teaching applications in controls, robotics, mechatronics, and embedded concepts.
An Electronic Chessboard Using RGB LED Strips and Hall Effect Sensors by Theron Wierenga This chessboard is used by two players, and the basic objective is to keep track of the board and the rules of the game for both players. This makes it a nice learning device for the beginning chess player.
Tech Forum Questions Check out the Questions for this issue.
Q&A by Kristen McIntyre Reader Questions Answered Here Find answers to questions on phantom power, extending Wi-Fi range on the cheap, and PBX and auto dialers.
The Ham’s Wireless Workbench by H. Ward Silver Ham Metrics and the Decibel Wireless communication seems to involve many unfamiliar terms, but most seem to be calculated or expressed in terms of the decibel. Let’s take a look at these measurements and values, and see how to use decibels for them.
The Spin Zone by Jon McPhalen Making Menus The user interface on any system is important — especially the menus.
The Design Cycle by Fred Eady A Look at the nRF52832’s SPI Peripheral The ARM-based nRF52832 blinks LEDs, speaks SPI, UART, and I2C just like any other microcontroller, so we will continue our exploration of the nRF52832’s peripherals.
TechKnowledgey by Jeff Eckert Events, Advances, and News Information on current events, advances, and news in various technology fields.
The Zombie Apocalypse — Are You Ready? by Bryan Bergeron How prepared are you for a disaster — man-made or otherwise?