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2. MMA1260D Z-Axis 1.5g
Accelerometer. A small package 1200
mV/g sensitivity along the z-axis.
3. MC13192 2.4 GHz RF Data
Modem. This packet modem is compliant with IEEE 802.15.4.
4. MC9S08GT60 Microcontroller. A
low-power, low-voltage eight-bit MCU.
What can you do with this sucker? First of all, one of the boards is set
to being a transmitter, while the other
one becomes the receiver. It’s a no-brainer: the one connected to your PC
is the receiver and the remote board
is the transmitter. After you load
some demo software, you are ready
to become a data logger.
Industry and the
Satisfy Your (Inner) Kid
Some of my best electronics hacks
come from stalking, err, strolling
the aisles at my local toy store.
Imagine all of the great info that you
could glean from attending the
Chicago International Toy and Game
Fair ( www.chitag.com) on Navy
Pier in Chicago, IL over the Labor Day
weekend, September 2-4, 2005.
Home Theater Know How
Got a hankering to learn more
about topics like home theater
installation techniques? Look no further than Custom Electronic Design
and Installation Association (CEDIA)
EXPO 2005 ( www.cedia.net/expo).
CEDIA EXPO 2005 will be held at the
Indiana Convention Center and RCA
Dome from Wednesday, September 7
through Sunday, September 11.
It’s a Wrap
If you do any kind of digital printing,
then you know all about the
Seybold Chicago Conference (www.
seybold365.com/chicago/). Set for
September 11-14, 2005 at the Hyatt
Regency McCormick Place tutorials
for digital publishing workflow and
asset management will be given.
It’s in There, Some Place
CMP Media’s Embedded Systems
Conference Boston ( www.esc
online.com/boston/), is an educational forum geared towards engineers and engineering managers who
develop embedded systems. Being
held September 12-15, 2005 at the
Hynes Convention Center, this year’s
Embedded Systems Conference is
co-located with the Embedded
Peddling the Tour de Apple
Gee, what could be better than
attending Apple Expo 2005
( www.apple-expo.com) in Paris,
France on September 20-24, 2005?
Held at the Porte de Versailles, this expo
will feature a new Japanese robotics
pavilion along with the now overused
Weblog (aka Blog) and Podcasting
technologies. If I promise to bring back
a bottle of wine, may I please attend as
a Nuts & Volts reporter? Please?
Wired on Wireless
What isn’t wireless these days?
For that matter, who hasn’t
gone wireless? You can find out
answers to these and lots of other
questions at CTIA WIRELESS I.T. &
Entertainment 2005 ( www.ctia.org),
September 27-29, 2005 at Moscone
West in San Francisco, CA. Both
enterprise and consumer solutions
for integrating wireless technologies
into the real world will be available for
your drooling over. NV