Projects & Features
32 Building an Electric Guitar
This project will be music to your ears if you’ve
ever wanted to construct your own
■ By Craig A. Lindley
40 An Electronic Photocell for
This simple electronic version of a photocell
makes it convenient to do lighting control without
the use of the sun.
■ By Gerry Shand
48 The Lost Art of Strip Board
Try out this timeless technique to wire up circuits
for prototyping or functional applications.
■ By Louis Dratwa
10 TechKnowledgey 2013
Events, Advances, and News
Printing a pancreas, a REALLY big tablet,
a barometer for smartphones, and an app contest
with $50,000 in prize money are some of the topics
talked about this time.
14 PICAXE Primer
Sharpening Your Tools of Creativity
Getting Started With Surface-Mount Soldering.
In order to finish our multiplexed LED project,
we’ll need to construct a strip board version
of the circuit.
Reader Questions Answered Here
IR sensors, batteries, electric fence indicators,
datasheet errors, dial lamp modifications, garage
door lights, intercom systems, DC-to-DC regulators,
and high voltage regulators are discussed.
54 The Design Cycle
Advanced Techniques for Design Engineers
Taming the DualShock 3 Beast.
Get ready to rumble with this Playstation game
controller with USB driver code that gives
access to all its pushbutton, joystick, and
position sensor data.
The Latest in Networking and
How to Make a Modern Radio.
Take a look at how digital techniques
have changed and improved analog radios.
Programming • Hardware • Projects
Fritzingduino — Part 2.
We’ll be adding a bootloader and combining
everything in our design onto a single
printed circuit board.
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