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Here are this week's reads, just in time to help you have an awesome weekend. We're going to skip the survey this week, since we're still reading comments and tallying results from the last one, but it will return next week.  


Also, ServoCity is back, so this week's picks are their treat. Thanks guys for making this happen! 


That's it, enjoy!

The Altair 8800
The Altair 8800
The Spark That Ignited a Revolution
I'll never forget the day I saw my first personal computer. I was about 10 years old, attending a small New Jersey school, when I walked into the classroom where it was kept. It was an Altair 8800, which my school had acquired in 1976. Seeing that machine for the first time, it was a bit like all of my dreams from watching Star Trek and Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey had come true.
ALP's AnalogInput Layout
This time, we'll do another communications project, learn to read the voltage across a potentiometer, and then redo the Cylon Optometry code that we first did for the Butterfly back in Workshop 5 for the ALP.

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Solar Corona
The Solar Alternative
Efforts to design and construct devices for supplying renewable energy surprisingly began nearly 150 years ago, ironically, at the very height of the Industrial Revolution, which was largely founded on the promise of seemingly inexhaustible supplies of fossil fuels.
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ServoCity 99cent Sale
Now through August 20th save big on over 50 items that have been reduced to only 99¢
Choose from Servo Extensions, Tamiya Connectors, Hex Keys, Channel Brackets, Battery Leads and more!

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FET Principles And Basics - Part 4
Practical VMOS power FET circuits and apps - Part 4 of 4
A VFET can, for most practical purposes, be simply regarded as a high-power version of a conventional enhancement-mode MOSFET. Let's take a deeper look at these devices and some practical ways of using them.
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  • 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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