Here's your next round of specially selected cool electronics reads, just in time for the weekend.

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Transmission Lines and SWR

Any conductor carrying an AC current can be treated as a transmission line. Here, we'll talk about a basic element of transmission lines: the standing wave ratio. Find out why it's important and how to measure it. 
For effortless touch development

Newhaven Display's 4.3" Arduino Shields include a capacitive or resistive touchscreen and a 480x272 resolution display classified as a sunlight-readable, premium or standard TFT. Available in six models, these shields easily connect with some of Arduino's more classic development boards, providing a simple compact solution for developing with touch TFTs.


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Breaking The Arduino Speed Limit

Just how fast can you push the Arduino platform before it releases that magic smoke? Very fast, actually.  
I have the audio line out of my computer connected to both computer speakers and a stereo receiver. As a result, the volume of the stereo receiver is lowered severely...
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I need a circuit that will display a number on a seven-segment LCD between 0 and 9. The number represents which track on my HO scale train roundhouse has power to it.  
A Simple FerroElectric Memory

Using some silicon magic, construct your very own two-bit non-volatile memory to perform experiments or utilize during operation of a microprocessor.  
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Thinking of You

Let friends and loved ones know that you're thinking of them, or your buddies know it's beer o'clock, or the car pool that you're on your way, or...  all with just the push of a button!     
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Been wanting to learn microcontroller programming but don't know where to start?
Well, we've got you covered! Here is an assortment of great resources for whatever flavor of micro you have in mind. (As long as it's one of these.)
Programming Arduino
Programming Arduino - Next Steps
Programming The Intel Galileo
Programming FPGAs
Programming The Intel Edison
Programming The Raspberry Pi
Python For Microcontrollers
Programming The Photon
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