Projects & Features
30 Replace Incandescent Lighting
This project shows how to use Texas
Instruments products to change the
incandescent light bulbs in a curio cabinet
to energy-efficient LEDs.
■ By Michael Day
34 Build the Battery Marvel
This easy-to-build 12V battery monitor will
alert you well before your car, truck, boat, or
motorcycle battery fails.
■ By Dave Decker
The Digilent Electronics
See if this all-in-one analog circuit design
station is for you.
■ By Bryan Bergeron
44 LED Madness Contest Winners
See who took home the gold from
Nuts & Volts first Facebook contest.
6 November 2011
28 NEW PRODUCTS
64 NV WEBSTORE
78 TECH FORUM
80 AD INDEX
Interact With Writers and Other
Readers at the NV Forums!
Now you can discuss all your favorite articles in the
magazine at our newly redesigned forums. Just point your
browser to http://forum.servomagazine.com where you
can post comments, engage with other readers, ask questions,
and talk to the writers.
10 TechKnowledgey 2011
Events, Advances, and News
Read up on things like doubling wireless
capacity, a sauna in your pants, a new laptop,
and HP calling it quits ... plus some other items
14 The Spin Zone
Adventures in Propeller Programming
Big Fun With Small LEDs.
22 Q & A
Reader Questions Answered Here
Some of the answers this month deal with a high
power LED flasher, a solar controller, an LED
flashlight, and a Lithium-Ion battery charger to
name a few.
48 Smiley’s Workshop
Programming • Hardware • Projects
Digital I/O — Part 2.
54 Near Space
Approaching the Final Frontier
An Antenna for Near Space.
68 The Design Cycle
Advanced Techniques for Design Engineers
You CAN Do It With the chipKIT MAX32.
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