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IS ELECTRONICS YOUR HOBBY OR DOES YOUR HOBBY INCLUDE ELECTRONICS?
 
Many of us got our start through amateur radio, which is, in itself, a hobby that requires a strong knowledge of electronics. However, other activities, like robotics, UAVs, home automation, science experiments, drones, to name a few, are applications for electronics.
 
What interests or hobbies do you have that utilize your electronics abilities? In other words, how do you apply your electronics skills?
    
 
Attention SERVO readers!
The installment of The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist that appeared in this month's print magazine was not the correct article. We have posted the correct article on the website with a link below. (Nuts & Volts readers can check it out for FREE!)
  
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FOR LEARNING, OLD SCHOOL CAN BE THE BEST SCHOOL
 
When I started out in electronics, my "junk box" of rescued parts from TVs, radios, and the like was the source of endless projects and test instruments.

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The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist _ FlyFi_ Weather Data Telemetry
THE MULTI-ROTOR HOBBYIST - FlyFi: Weather Data Telemetry
 
Meteorologists have used weather balloons to measure and characterize the state of the atmosphere since about 1896, but technology has come a long way in the last 120 years. Multi-rotors can let us collect our own atmospheric data, and learn about the lower atmosphere and Wi-Fi in one project! 

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The Inner Workings of Rock Golem
THE INNER WORKINGS OF ROCK GOLEM 
 
Coming from years of taking things apart, hacking kid's toys, owning a copy of Forrest Mims' Getting Started in Electronics, and plenty of trial and error, this is my story of how I hacked the Golem's electronics to life.
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Understanding And Designing With The Ever-Useful CMOS Timer
TIME AFTER TIME: A NUTS & VOLTS DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO RELIABLE OSCILLATORS AND TIMERS - Part 2 

Understanding And Designing With The Ever-Useful CMOS Timer

Not as commonplace as the operational amplifier, the integrated circuit CMOS timer - such as the ICM7555 and TLC555 - has nonetheless found a secure niche in electronics. Why is this?

Smiley_s Workshop
SMILEY'S WORKSHOP #63
Arduino Handheld Prototyper - Part 4

Finishing the fresh air controller design - mainly seeing how to communicate with the user via the I2C mini terminal LCD and pushbutton keys.

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Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist
Book Pick Of The Week
From the Nuts & Volts Webstore
 
Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist

One of our favorite things about this book is all the great tips and factoids that come under headings like "For Nerds Only," "An Old Timer Remembers," "A Techie's Confession," "Not A Tweak Freak." Taking complicated techie subjects and putting them in everyday speak is not always an easy task. This book does it well and is a must have for anyone getting started in electronics or Ham Radio.
  • Radio waves and how they travel
  • Shortwave and allwave listening
  • Communications modes for ham radio operators, including using the Internet as a supplement
  • Ham radio licenses and assigned frequency ranges (bands) used in the United States
  • Wave-propagation characteristics and tips on the bands best suited for use at different times of the day, year, and sunspot cycle
  • Selecting and installing equipment for fixed ham radio stations
  • Setting up mobile and portable ham radio stations
  • Antennas and transmission lines for various frequencies and station types
  • How to operate your station using popular voice and digital modes
  • Schematic symbols and Q signals for ham radio operators
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It's Holiday Time Again!
And that means it's time to participate in the time honored tradition of giving gifts. So, to help get everyone in the mood, we're dusting off our traditional two for one subscription special. That's the one where you give Nuts & Volts OR SERVO as a gift to a deserving friend or loved one, and we give you the same gift in return. Either a new subscription or a renewal of your existing one. Just click the link below to select which magazine, and your holiday shopping is done! (Yeah right)

For The Electronics Hobbyist
For The Robotics Hobbyist
 
Fine Print (Always read the fine print)
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