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22 Improved Efficiency 13.8V Power Supply
Many hobbyists use or repair equipment intended for automotive use, so require a power source. The linear design presented here is modernized with MOSFET pass elements that improve efficiency with no switching noise.
■ By Robert Atkinson
30 An Easy Two-Wire LCD
Inexpensive LCDs show up all the time on the surplus market, but they usually require either four or eight data lines in addition to several control lines. Of course, you could always dip into your wallet and spring for more advanced displays. However, with just a pittance of external parts, it is easy to reconfigure even the humblest LCD to run well on only two port lines of a microcontroller. This article describes just such a technique.
■ By Thomas Henry
38 An Arduino Controlled Digital FM Radio
While you can always listen to the radio from some newfangled device, why not do it the old-fashioned way — over the air from a desktop unit. (Plus, you get to control it with a remote!)
■ By Craig A. Lindley
46 This is Radio Disaster Calling
When natural disasters occur and phone service goes out, it's ham radio operators who keep
■ By Dave Prochnow
52 MakerPlot—The DIY Software Kit Parts
An important function of MakerPlot is its bi-directional capabilities. What this means is that your microcontroller can control or be controlled with this unique software. Find out how this is accomplished.
■ By John Gavlik and Martin Hebel
08 PICAXE Primer
Sharpening Your Tools of Creativity
PICAXE-Pi Communications — Part 1. Get answers to questions about the behavior of the cylonlO.py program from last time, and begin an exploration of PICAXE-Pi communications.
Reader Questions Answered Here
Inquiries about trickle chargers, ham mobile radio setups, and electronic player pianos are asked and answered this time.
60 Open Communication
The Latest in Networking and Wireless Technologies
DSL and CableTV Broadband Internet
Access: How Do They Work?
Chances are you're already using at least one of these technologies, but recent upgrades have made them faster. Read about the technical details of each system and the most recent new features and specifications.
68 Smiley s Workshop
Programming • Hardware • Projects
The Arduino Classroom. Arduino 101/Chapter 2: Digital Output - LEDs. As we continue our curriculum on computing and electronics basics, learn how to design circuits using light emitting diodes, and then how to use these LEDs with Arduino software to indicate events to people using your system.
06 DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVES Night Meeting
07 READER FEEDBACK
18 NEW PRODUCTS
64 FMV WEBSTORE
78 TECH FORUM
81 AD INDEX