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8 Elektor World
• The Tube in the Lunchbox
• Getting Control
10 Day 1 — Make it just the way you want
Getting started with DesignSpark PCB and configure it to your likings.
This tutorial shows you how to set up your personal preferences in this
latest release of PCB design software.
13 The Cat's Whisker
Crystal Diode FRIHO D.R.P
14 Wi-Fi Controller Board
Control your home from your mobile phone with this universal Wi-Fi
controller board. We show how to set the color of an RGB LED strip,
but you can use it for a variety of other applications.
22 Recycle your ATX Power Supply
This ATX bench top power supply adapter board converts any standard
ATX computer power supply into a convenient supply for breadboarding
and general workbench use,
26 Off to the EF Library!
Using Elektor's 'Embedded Firmware Library', code for an embedded project
can be generated swiftly without the need to know which type of interface
will be used. This tool helps both beginners and old hands.
34 Lost Model Finder
Build this radio detection finder and never lose your radio controlled plane
again. Simply switch on the receiver and it points you straight to the crash
40 Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Made Easy
Re-using Lithium-ion batteries can be tricky. Often they are charged inside
the equipment, so there isn't a separate charger available. Luckily,
a charger for used (or new) Li-ion cells is fairly easy to build.
44 Taming the Beast (5)
Although FPGA applications can be designed using schematic diagrams
with logic symbols, in practice this is usually done with a hardware
description language. An advantage of the latter approach is that complex
functions are often easier to express in algorithms than in schematics.
Accordingly, in this installment we guide you through the process of
programming an FPGA application.
54 From BASIC to Python (2)
This second installment elaborates on graph plotting and Fourier synthesis.
And without much effort we setup a graphical user interface,
62 Beefing up DAC Resolution
Improve the resolution of ordinary, cheap digital/analog converters by using
the output of one as a programmable voltage reference for the others.
64 LCR Meter Shootout
A quick comparison between Elektor's 500 ppm LCR Meter and two other
LCR measurement devices
66 New Performance Requirements for Resistors
Today's aircrafts are increasingly fuel efficient and need to conform to
anti-pollution regulations. The humble resistor can be helpful, provided
some of its key specifications are given close consideration.
70 News & New Products
A selection of news items received from the electronics industry, labs
74 Retronics: Konrad Zuse's Zl through Z4 and beyond
Ever since the earliest days of mathematics and logical thought, people
have tried to find ways to simplify the repetitive work involved. This article
takes a tour of Konrad Zuse's impressive contributions to the development
of the computer. Series Editor: Jan Buiting.
Elektor's monthly puzzle with an electronics touch.
79 Gerard's Columns: In the Clouds
A column or two from our columnist Gerard Fonte,
82 Next Month in Elektor
A sneak preview of articles on the Elektor publication schedule.