Projects & Features
32 Build the Shazam!!
Light up the eyes of trick-or-treaters this year with
lightning bolts and thunder claps which are hidden
within a photo frame.
■ By Ron Newton
38 Make Magic Candles with
Discover a cool way to safely simulate flames
for all your holiday displays.
■ By Jon McPhalen
46 Implementing a File I/O System for
the 16-bit Micro Experimenter
Add even more capability to your Experimenter by
integrating a PC compatible file I/O.
■ By Thomas Kibalo
52 Phreak Out with the BASIC Stamp 2
Remember the old days of hacking/phreaking with your
cell phone? Well, you can revisit those times (or try
them out for the first time) in a fun, legally
■ By Abraham Smith
FUNdamentals For Beginners
Just getting started in electronics? Try these
simple demos to illustrate electronics principles
and how components function in actual circuits!
76 How an SCR Works
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10 TechKnowledgey 2010
Events, Advances, and News
Wastewater that produces electricity,
custom gaming computer, 2.5-D images
by Christmas, plus other stuff you’ll
14 The Design Cycle
Advanced Techniques for Design Engineers
Thumbs Up for the Vinculum-II Toolchain.
24 Q & A
Reader Questions Answered Here
High voltage sine wave, obscure battery,
black body heat source, plus more.
57 Open Communication
The Latest in Networking and
Q & A about Digital Radio.
60 Smiley’s Workshop
Programming • Hardware • Projects
AVR Memory Part 5: Bootloaders.
67 PICAXE Primer
Sharpening Your Tools of Creativity
Implementing an ADC Keypad.
72 NV WEBSTORE
78 TECH FORUM
81 AD INDEX
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