Nuts and Volts DIY Magazine

Online edition of US print magazine Nuts and Volts. Aimed at the electronics hobbyist, with articles covering amateur radio, cellular communications.

Nuts and Volts DIY Magazine

Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more, not to mention the popular BASIC Stamp.

Adding More Digital I/O to your 16-Bit Experimenter Kit

16-Bit Experimenter Kit - Nuts and Volts

If you’ve been following the 16-Bit Micro Experimenter series in Nuts & Volts, you are already familiar with its solderless breadboard environment and the fully programmable 10 line I/O expansion bus that comes with the kit. The 10 lines can be assigned to be digital, analog or even connected to any of the PIC24F Microcontroller’s internal extensive peripheral set (i.e. dual UART, five CCP modules, ADC, Real time Clock Calendar, dual SPI, and dual I2C).

The Mini-Bench Supply

The Mini-Bench Supply

A small power supply with +5V, +12V, and -12V outputs is a handy thing to have around when you’re breadboarding circuits with both op-amps and digital ICs. You would want a switching regulator for efficiency, but linear regulators for low noise. Plus, it should be easy to build and relatively inexpensive.

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits

Enter the Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits. – developed by Andy Thelwell at Staffordshire University. This is an excellent starter for youngsters to learn electricity.

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits

This was a Tutor that started with the early-web means after Y2K times. This also used flash very creatively to make a web multimedia interactive tutor.

You can learn about battery, wire, switch and flow of electronics and the basic concepts that make electrical and electronic circuits. This is both useful for children and older people unfamiliar with electrons and their antics.

Bluetooth Multimeter – Seeed Studio

“Bluetooth Multimeter is an intelligent peripheral of android phones, specially designed for engineers. Not only can it easily collect data such as voltage, current and resistance etc., this multimeter can also communicate with phones via bluetooth. Thus, the data gathered will be displayed on your phones.”

Bluetooth Multimeter – Seeed Studio

Totally open source, including hardware, software & Android API. Learn how to create a Platform to connect smartphones with the real life.

Bluetooth Multimeter - Seeed Studio

The Bluetooth Multimeter is based on Atmega328 – Arduino Pro. It measures the voltage and resistance and current input from the headphone jack, and then sent these data via the Bluetooth frame.

Android UI for Bluetooth DMM

This Bluetooth Multimeter is a portable multimeter, a device that gathers the voltage, resistance and current. and then sent these data to other device via Bluetooth, so, we could display the data through other devices, such as Android, PC and so on.

Liquidware – Embedded Electronics Source

Open Source Electronics. Hardware and gadgets. Embedded Cards with Support Cards and Components. Be in Sync. with the Embedded Electronics for Quick Prototyping and Gadget Creation.

Liquidware – Embedded Electronics Source

There’s enough stuff in this pack to build 2 full gadgets, with a wide screen, or two player, or angled, or multi-colored, with enough power to run for over 24 hours straight. That’s pretty intense. If you think you can handle it, the Ultimate Gadget Pack’s the perfect kit!

Liquidware - Embedded Electronics Source
Neapolitan pizza of Open Source hardware and Arduino modules.

Ultimate Gadget Pack – Liquidware

It Includes many things, some listed below …

  • Arduino Duemilanove
  • TouchShield Stealth
  • TouchShield Slide
  • Open Source Hardware, Volume 1
  • InputShields
  • Mini black Protoboards