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Nuts & Volts
Total Eclipse of the Sun
by Dave Prochnow
Use a 3D printed
Nuts & Volts
!) pinhole solar projector to view a total eclipse of the sun in the US during August 2017.
Use Wi-Fi and X-10 in a “Bi-Lingual” approach to Light and Appliance CONTROL
by Ronald Gladney
ESP8266-based “Bi-Lingual” Home Light and Appliance Timer merges Wi-Fi and X-10.
Build a Geiger Counter to Monitor a Radioactive Cat
by Eric Bogatin
Use a homebrew Geiger counter to monitor Maxwell, the cat after radiation treatment.
Solar Intensity Monitor
by Ken Fisher
Build a Solar Intensity Monitor using an Arduino Uno and the MakerPlot Data Acquisition software.
Tech Forum Questions
Check out the Questions for this issue.
Open Communication by Louis E. Frenzel
Going the Distance with Wireless
Demands for longer range Wi-Fi capacity are growing, and so are the demands for new technology to support it.
The Design Cycle by Fred Eady
Try the RAD B4R for ESP8266 Coding
An introduction to the B4R programming environment utilizing the popular ESP8266 module.
Q&A by Kristen McIntyre
Reader Questions Answered Here
Learn about NiCd charger options and the different types of LED display technologies.
Near Space by L. Paul Verhage
Factors Controlling Balloon Flights and Predicting Balloon Landing Zones
Making proper predictions of your BalloonSats’ flight path.
Easing Into Tube
by Bryan Bergeron
Want a break from microcontrollers and MEMS devices? Give tubes a try!
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