|Popular Electronics March 1997|
|Build an Alphanumeric Pager Decoder||39|
This innovative device lets you view digital pager messages right off the airwaves. Just connect the circuit to a scanner radio and your computer, load up some special software, and you can be certain your beeper is grabbing all the messages that it should
|Alan D. Jones|
|Build an Electronic Parrot||45|
Having a parrot repeat what you say can be a lot of fun, but teaching one to talk can also take a lot of time. With this easy-to-build circuit you can have all the fun of an accurate mimic, in about an evening. Best of all, there's no cage to clean!
|Cars That Can Call for Help||48|
Learn how electronics can help roadside assistance get to you, even if you're lost. Also, find out what new technology makes it easy for police to get your stolen vehicle back.
|Build an AC Line-Voltage Monitor||52|
Just how safe are your expensive electronic devices? Find out if the AC outlets in your home or workshop are producing "celan" electricity with this inexpensive circuit.
Microsopic motors and machines have been around for a few years; however, now they can think for themselves. Join us for a look at the marriage of microminiature processors and motors that could result in some amazing applications.