Projects & Features
30 Garage Parking Assistant
Say goodbye to your tennis ball on a string!
Now you can park your car in the garage easily
and electronically with this cool device!
■By Chris Savage
34 RECYCLED ELECTRONICS
Give an old laptop a new life by turning it into
a digital photo gallery.
■By Craig A. Lindley
40 Explore USB with WinUSB
Learn how to program and access WinUSB
devices with this introduction to the firmware
and applications. You can use it in your next
project that utilizes USB.
■ By Jan Axelson
46 Experiments with
Learn the fundamentals of renewable
energy through this educational series.
This month: Build a three-phase AC wind turbine.
■ By John Gavlik
6 January 2010
27 NEW PRODUCTS
72 NV WEBSTORE
78 TECH FORUM
81 AD INDEX
10 TechKnowledgey 2010
Events, Advances, and News
Topics covered include a humongous
hybrid, the world’s first USB 3.0 RAID drive,
text-to-speech handheld, plus other stuff.
14 The Spin Zone
Adventures in Propeller Programming
SIRCS, Propeller Style!
Reader Questions Answered Here
Neon lamps and LEDs, generator voltage
regulator, PC board current capacity,
54 Smiley’s Workshop
Programming • Hardware • Projects
Serial Communications Part 1: Graphical
61 The Design Cycle
Advanced Techniques for Design Engineers
SuperPIC to the 32-bit Rescue!
68 Near Space
Build a near
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