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From the Q&A 
A few weeks back, we added a new section of material "From the Q&A" from Nuts & Volts. Some readers have responded by email and in the comments with questions or criticisms of some of the items.

Well, I'm sorry to inform our newer readers, that our original Q&A author (TJ Byers) passed away a number of years ago, so he obviously is not available to field your comments. The intent here is to provide content that is interesting, relevant, useful, entertaining, nostalgic, thought provoking, etc. (pick two) So, please, please, please, feel free to comment, expand upon, correct, suggest alternate solutions, and participate as much as you care to. Just be aware that although the original questioner is no longer waiting for an answer, many readers might be interested in the particular topic and your insights could help. It certainly makes it more interesting. So here is your invitation to jump right in!

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The subject lines of our newsletter usually pose a question. What we hope is that you think it sounds interesting enough to open and read further. Since many readers then email us a response to the question, we thought "Hey, let's make it an interactive thing." So now you can click the link and tell your story. Cool right?

2015 CD ROMs 
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Build Your Own Electronics Test Fixtures
Build Your Own Electronics Test Fixtures      

Constructing test fixtures like this can help speed your projects along. They help eliminate errors from creeping into component selection and testing. If you have a large junk box full of components, setting up test fixtures for resistors, capacitors, or diodes will help you sort them quickly.

Radio-Controlled Submarine
How I Scratch-Built a Five Foot Long Radio-Controlled Submarine - Part 3

Are you thinking about building a DIY project that requires using a complex electro-mechanical system, but you have limited electro-mechanical building experience? In this final installment, I'll show you some unique solutions to solving my electro-mechanical problems as we wrap up the final details of this unique project.

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Smiley_s Workshop
Smiley's Workshop 41
C Programming * Hardware * Projects


Let's take a look at how DIO (Digital I/O) is really done in AVRs using the tools available in C, without having to write special libraries to manipulate the ports and pins for DIO.
   
Using Seven-Segment Displays
Using Seven-Segment Displays - Part 2

Decoder/driver ICs for seven-segment displays are available in both TTL and CMOS forms. Some of these devices have integral ripple-blanking facilities, others have built-in data latches, and a few even have built-in decade counter stages.. 

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics
Book Pick Of The Week
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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics      
 
In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide. 
  • Direct-Current Circuit Basics and Analysis
  • Resistors
  • Cells and Batteries
  • Magnetism
  • Inductance
  • Capacitance
  • Phase
  • Inductive and Capacitive Reactance
  • Impedance and Admittance
  • Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis, Power, and Resonance
  • Transformers and Impedance Matching
  • Semiconductors
  • Diode Applications
  • Power Supplies
  • Bipolar and Field-Effect Transistors
  • Amplifiers and Oscillators
  • Digital and Computer Basics
  • Antennas for RF Communications
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Electron Tubes
  • Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation
  • Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals
  • Advanced Communications Systems
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