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Friday Night Lights
Here's a bit of light reading for your weekend enjoyment. After you finish, be sure to get your Workbench Challenge entry in before the midnight, October 31st deadline. Yeah, I know it's Halloween, spare me the excuses!

Also, a big thank you again to HiTec. You all must be treating them right, since they keep on coming back. Thanks guys!

That's it, Enjoy!

The Art of Diagnosis
 
Mastering the art of diagnosis has benefits beyond successfully completing construction projects. Once you've mastered the art, no broken radio, appliance, or computer peripheral should be beyond repair. Furthermore, not only will you become an asset to your friends and family, but you may suddenly find yourself with a second income.

Smiley_s Workshop
Smiley's Workshop 23
AVR Memory


A look at the AVR memory architecture with the goal of understanding each type, providing examples on how to use each, and then next time we'll use what we've learned to write a bootloader in C. 
Leeds and Northrup Model 7552
The DC Volt

How many times each day do you pick up a probe to measure a DC voltage? The meter reads, say 4.65 volts, and we usually accept it without question. But just what is a volt and how is it maintained? Here's a fascinating look at the search for increasingly more accurate methods of building a "standard volt."

Read It Now!
HiTec ESCs
Propel Your Rotor
to Hitec Heights!
   
Designed specifically for multirotors, Hitec's new ENERGY ROTOR ESC's possess the same reliability and quality you've come to expect throughout our ENERGY SPORT product line.

Flashed with the pilot-preferred BLHeli firmware and utilizing ONESHOT synchronized communication with your flight controller, these must-have brushless ESC's provide smooth and accurate throttle linearity for all your flights!

 
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The WORKBENCH CHALLENGE 2015 Redux
FINAL entry date October 31st! LAST DAY TO ENTER

It's FUN
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Inverting AC amplifier with x10 gain
Op-Amp Cookbook - Part 2
Op-Amp Basics: Amplifiers and Active Filters

Let's dig a little deeper into voltage-differencing op-amps and look at some practical ways of using them in linear amplifier and active filter applications.

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Half Adder
Small Logic Gates - The building blocks of versatile digital circuits -  Part 2

After reading Part 1, you now have a handle on binary logic, and how to make simple gate substitutions to solve your custom IC or obsolete part replacement problems. The next step is to put these gates to work for you. You know, the mundane tasks of add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

Read It Now!
Help A Brother (or Sister) Out?
Why not stop by our Tech Forum and lend your expertise to help solve someone else's tech problem, or maybe lend your problem to help someone else exercise their expertise? Either way, it's a Win Win!

Dim Bulb
Servo Cycler
Over Current for PWM Circuit
What's Up With 3V Sensors?
Green Lighting 
Book Pick Of The Week
From the Nuts & Volts Webstore
 
Green Lighting 
How Energy-Efficient Lighting Can Save You Energy And Money And Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
 
Whether you call it Global Warming or Climate Change, most people are in agreement that not everybody agrees. But one thing we can all agree on is that saving energy can save money, and who's not for that! So if you have been considering upgrading to a more energy-friendly lighting scheme, this could be just the place to start.

Check It Out!
  • Color temperature measurements
  • In-depth details on the differences between LEDs and CFLs
  • How utilities bill for electricity usage
  • Comparing wattage and determining energy savings
  • ENERGY STARĀ® ratings
  • Purchasing appropriate bulbs, fixtures, and sensors
  • Developing a comprehensive green lighting plan for your entire home, office, or commercial environment
  • Incandescent, halogen, and gas-discharge lighting
  • Solar and next-generation lighting
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