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Nuts and Volts April 2015

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Nuts and Volts April 2015
Techknowledgey 8

Events, Advances, and News (04.2015)

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.

Jeff Eckert

Reader Questions Answered Here (04.2015)
Making a smart house smarter, a telephone off-hook alarm, and radio tuning are question topics this time.

Tim Brown
The Spin Zone16

Can We Talk? Again?

This month’s project goes through setting up a simple command language for controlling the Propeller through a serial interface.

Jon McPhalen
Build Your Own Arduino Barograph - Arduino28

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.

Mark McGuire
Build the Super KISS Timer - Arduino28

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.

Frank Muratore
Build the Annoy-O-Matic - Arduino32

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.

Bob Diaz
Beyond the Arduino — Part 238

Last month, we established a hardware platform to work on. This time, we’ll dive right into working in a new environment.

Andrew Retallack
Add a Real Time Clock to Your PIC Projects48

RTCs have all kinds of neat uses in microcontroller projects. Get introduced to this wonderful world of timekeeping with the popular and inexpensive TinyRTC.

Thomas Henry
Driving LEDs with a Microcontroller52

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.

Craig Lindley
The Design Cycle 58

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.

Fred Eady
Practical 3D Printing 67

Get your electronics über organized with specially designed storage drawers.

Chuck Hellebuyck
Near Space70

CubeSats — Part 3: Attitude and Velocity
Learn about some “toys” that help CubeSats control their own attitude and velocity.

L. Paul Verhage
IC-746 Pro Ham Radio
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GE MVP Ham Conversion
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