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4 July 2014
08 TechKnowledgey 2014
Read about the tower of power,
building your own gaming
machine, free disposable email,
plus some other cool stuff.
12 The Spin Zone
Getting Fancy With LANC.
Focus in on what can be accomplished with a
LANC port, the Propeller, and a camcorder.
54 The Design Cycle
Advanced Techniques for
Learning Core Values.
In the previous Design Cycle offering, we walked
around the 32-bit EVE support hardware. This time,
we will put that hardware to work. By the time your
eyes encounter the final period of the final sentence
of this month's column, we will have written and
verified all of the FT800 core firmware needed to
drive our LCD panel.
62 Near Space
Approaching the Final Frontier
The BalloonSat Extreme.
Sometimes a simple flight computer isn’t enough.
With the Extreme, you’ll have enough memory
for 15 separate near space experiments.
67 Smiley’s Workshop
Programming • Hardware •
The Arduino Classroom.
Arduino 101/Chapter 7:
Analog Input — Part 2.
Dial into potentiometers, Ohm’s law,
24 Giving Life to the Adafruit 32x32 RGB Matrix Panel
You’ll have a great time making a cool graphical
display of Conway’s Game of Life with this
■ By Theron Wierenga
30 Building Your Own PICAXE Download Cable
Ready to transfer a program from your computer
to a PICAXE chip but don’t have the necessary
(and sometimes pricey) USB cable?
Well, now you do!
■ By Tommy N. Tyler
36 Build the Cat Away!
Are your furry friends going places they shouldn’t?
Help them to control themselves with this
■ By Alan Parekh
44 Desktop Rocket Fireworks
Have a blast making this simple circuit with your
kids to brighten up your desk all year round.
■ By Dave Prochnow
48 MakerPlot — The DIY Software Kit ... Part 10
Easily customize the look of your MakerPlot
Interface “on the fly” to suit the needs of your
■ By John Gavlik and
Martin Hebel Columns
Getting Away From
20 NEW PRODUCTS
74 NV WEBSTORE
78 TECH FORUM
81 AD INDEX