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House Wiring: Looking At Light Switches

2 Jul, 2008

A light switch is a light switch, right? You just flick it and the light comes on . . . Of course - but it is very obvious that many people think what goes on behind the architrave or wall is a black art. Magic, even!

DSP Musicolour Light Show; Pt.2

5 Jul, 2008

In last month's first part, we described the circuit operation of the DSP Musicolour. In this instalment, we guide you through the construction. The operation of the firmware and troubleshooting tips will be described next month. In this issue there are also notes and errata for the schematic published last month.

Vintage Radio

10 Jul, 2008

Developed during the very early days of radio, reflex circuits were used in receivers right up until the 1950s. One such set was the Astor KM.

A PIC-Based Musical Tuning Aid

12 Jul, 2008

This compact device will help you tune almost any musical instrument - acoustic or electronic. It can produce any note on the tempered musical scale (standard pitch) in any of the eight most commonly used octaves, with an accuracy of better than ?0.08% or 1.3 musical cents. The selected note is compared with that from the instrument either by ear or visually by using an eight-LED stroboscopic beat indicator.

Balanced Mic Preamp For PCs & MP3 Players

14 Jul, 2008

Want to connect a professional microphone with balanced outputs to the line input of your PC's soundcard or an MP3 player, for high-quality voice recordings? This microphone preamp circuit lets you do just that. It features a balanced input, has a clipping indicator LED and can be powered from a USB port or from an external DC source.

Bridge Adaptor For Stereo Power Amplifiers

16 Jul, 2008

Would you like to connect a stereo amplifier in "bridge mode" in order to deliver double the power to a single loudspeaker system? This simple adaptor allows you to do it, without any modifications being necessary to the power amplifiers themselves.

Drumroll - Yet Another Picaxe

18 Jul, 2008

If Swan's 2nd Law is: "Microcontrollers can never have too many I/O channels" . . . what's his first?

Publisher's Letter

30 Jul, 2008

Now is the time for Australia to build nuclear power stations

Circuit Notebook  - 5 Jul, 2008

Ask Silicon Chip  - 10 Jul, 2008

Serviceman's Log  - 10 Jul, 2008

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