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The best laid plans...  

Last week, we tried something new that didn't work out as planned.

What we wanted - was to give you a place to respond to the (previously rhetorical) question posed in the subject line of our emails and share your experiences with other readers (since we know that y'all are the sharing type.) We thought using the survey feature of our email provider and making the responses public would do the trick.
What we got - worked great for the responding part, but not at all for the sharing part. So this time, we added a link to a new web page that uses the same commenting system as our other pages for you to share your thoughts.

So, let's try it again! (Fingers crossed that this works out a bit better!) And to make things interesting, we'll throw in a cool prize from our stash to a randomly picked storyteller.

Who or what got you started in electronics?
Click Here To Tell Your Story  

And once again the great folks at ExpressPCB saw fit to bring this all to you for yet another week!  

That's it, Enjoy!
How Old is Old Enough?

One of the most often asked questions in my inbox is 'how old is old enough to begin working with electronics?' The answer, of course, is that it depends on the individual, what you mean by 'working with,' and the amount of supervision provided by an experienced or at least alert adult.

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A Simple DC UPS
A Simple DC UPS       

Here is a simple uninterruptible power supply circuit that you can incorporate into your low power DC projects to ensure continued operation during power failures.

Building a Propeller-Based Mentoring Platform
VINTAGE COMPUTING - Building a Propeller-Based Mentoring Platform

What if you could build your own technology mentoring platform in a single afternoon, then spend hours of fun with your child or grandchild making simple computer games or exploring computer-controlled hardware circuits together?

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C Programming * Hardware * Projects

Let's have some fun and apply what we've learned about DIO by building something really useful: an open source project that has an LCD and five buttons used to navigate through menus shown on the LCD.     
Digital Logic ICs
Understanding Digital Logic ICs - Part 1

Modern digital logic ICs are widely available in three basic types: TTL devices, "slow" CMOS devices, and "fast" CMOS devices. This first-of-four articles explains the basics.

Practical Electronics for Inventors - 4th edition
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Practical Electronics for Inventors - 4th edition       
A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense Guide to Electronics

This is the just released 4th edition. Bigger, fully updated with everything you need to get your creations up and running!

Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, this easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more:
  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
  • Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
  • Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
  • Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
  • Op-amps, regulators, and power supplies
  • Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
  • Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms
  • Combinational and sequential programmable logic
  • DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors
  • Microphones, audio amps, and speakers
  • Modular electronics and prototypes

If you're reading the articles in this newsletter and you like them, then you will certainly like our print magazines too. How do we know this you ask? Easy, because that's where these articles came from. So, it stands to reason that if you like these, you'll like those too.

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