12 TechKnowledgey 2009
Topics covered include harnessing antimatter,
eye-to-robot interface, Intel fined $1.45 billion,
plus other info you won’t want to miss.
16 The Spin Zone
Adventuresin Propeller Programming
The Stamp Applications column has evolved into
Propeller based projects now! This month, you’ll be
loving LEDs again.
22 Smiley’s Workshop
An AVRCProgramming Series
AVR learning platform projects.
Reader Questions Answered Here
Voltage conversion, understanding thermal lag,
software-based power control, plus more.
60 Personal Robotics
Revisiting the Probotix Fireball v90
68 Getting Started With PICs
The Latestin Programming Microcontrollers
Improving the PICKit 2 development board.
74 The Design Cycle
Advanced Techniquesfor Design Engineers
Kids CAN love engineering!
82 Near Space
Approachingthe Final Frontier
GPS simulator for missions to near space.
Projects & Features
38 The Arch-Ball Clock
This is one of the most unique approaches ever
for keeping track of time.
■ By Elza Simpson
42 Transistor Clock
If somehow the Arch-Ball clock didn’t strike your
fancy, you won’t be able to “resist” this
■ By Keith Bayern
48 Properly Selecting
If you want your circuits to work right, you gotta
have the right components for the job. This tutorial
will help you make sure you know what
■ By Vaughn D. Martin
56 How To: Intro to Heatsink
Selection and Installation
Learn how to not get burned on your next build.
■ By John E. Post
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08 DEVELOPING 66
10 READER FEEDBACK 92
36 NEW PRODUCTS 94
37 SHOWCASE 97
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