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.

Silicon Chip Electronics Magazine

Hobby Electronics, Computing, Kits and Projects. Online version of Australia’s only electronics magazine, and is primarily directed to professionals, trades people and enthusiasts in the electronics, electrical, computer and related fields.

Silicon Chip Electronics Magazine

Projects to build do it yourself to save money, to learn new skills or simply for the fun of it!. Serviceman’s Notebook Actual cases, often unusual, from the bench of a full-time serviceman. Vintage Radio bringing back to life the discards of previous generations.

Silicon Chip Electronics Magazine

Each Silicon Chip design is carefully checked and tested and readers with the appropriate construction skills should be able to duplicate the design and have it work in the same or similar manner to the prototype.

Circuit Cellar – The Magazine for Computer Applications

Since its founding in 1988, Circuit Cellar has delivered exactly what its paying subscribers demand-intensive, exploratory articles about hardware and software methods for embedded-control systems.

Circuit Cellar – The Magazine for Computer Applications

Circuit Cellar Ink, the best magazine devoted to hardware and embedded computer development, or “What’s Inside the Box”.

Index to Circuit Cellar Ink – Dave Tweed

“By joining forces with Elektor International Media in 2009, we’ve taken the meaning of “global contest” to new levels. Engineers hail from the U.S., Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, India, and more, to see who has the most skill and ingenuity to take their design ideas from an innovative concept to a winning solution!”
Design Challenges

Portable Power Quality Meter

“The Portable Power Quality Meter uses an RL78 MCU to read power factor, total harmonic distortion, line frequency, voltage, and electrical consumption information and stores the data for analysis.”

Portable Power Quality Meter

Ralph Berres built this workspace

Circuit Cellar has many Workspace Reviews too. Here is the workspace of Ralph Berres built for his radio and metrology projects.

Circuit Cellar has always been written by engineers, for engineers.

Talking Electronics – Colin Mitchell

An e-magazine for newcomers and everyone who likes to be involved with electronics., aimed at teaching electronics from the beginning with courses, tests and interactive questions.

Talking Electronics – Colin Mitchell

The thrust of the course is for you to be able to design your own circuits and eventually move into the wonderful world of electronics as a career.

Talking Electronics - Colin Mitchell

“There are many different types of power supplies, including batteries, plug packs, switch-mode supplies and a basic transformer and bridge”

The Power Supply – Basic Electronics

“However the simplest power supply consist of a transformer, one or more diodes and a large filter capacitor (electrolytic).”