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Shielding and Shielded Cables
SHIELDING AND SHIELDED CABLES

For low frequency control, switching, and DC power, it is possible to get the job done without worrying too much about wiring and cabling practices. However, when RF gremlins begin to appear, suddenly, a whole new set of cautions and constraints gets piled on to your "simple" project. This article provides an overview of shielding, including some practices you should know as a defense against these gremlins. 
 
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Replacing The 555 With A PIC - Part 2 - A Digital Analog
REPLACING THE 555 WITH A PIC - PART 2
A Digital Analog


Inspired by Forrest Mims and his Mini-Notebook series, we're detailing the emulation of a 555 or 556 using a PIC in several different circuits. Here, we'll review specific circuits which use the 555 as a simple one-shot and the PIC replacement for the same applications.

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Shakey - A 1960s Predecessor to Todays Advanced Robotics
SHAKEY - A 1960'S PREDECESSOR TO TODAY'S ADVANCED ROBOTICS

Robotics in the first decade of the 21st century was still very much akin to where personal computers were in the mid-1970s. But, all technology has to begin somewhere and there's a direct link between 1960's Shakey and the mobile robots of today.
     
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A Web Controlled Music and Internet Radio Player
A WEB CONTROLLED MUSIC AND INTERNET RADIO PLAYER

When I stumbled across the Pi MusicBox software for the Raspberry Pi, I knew I had to revisit my previous music player projects. I truly cannot envision a system much more flexible than this. 
                         
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