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The Chevrolet Volt Electric Car

1 Dec, 2008

An "electric" concept car due here in 2012: the Star of the Sydney International Motor Show?

Test The Salt Content Of Your Swimming Pool

5 Dec, 2008

Do you have a swimming pool with a salt-water chlorinator? Then you will know that you have to periodically add salt to the water to make sure that the chlorination process works properly. So how do you measure salt content in your swimming pool?

Publishers Letter

7 Dec, 2008

Build A Brownout Protector

8 Dec, 2008

What is a "brownout"? This rather graphically describes what happens to your lights when the AC mains voltage drops dramatically - they get very dim. But apart from dim lights, brownouts are a fatal hazard to induction motors, as used in air conditioners, pumps, dishwashers and a lot of other appliances.

Mailbag

9 Dec, 2008

Letters and emails should contain complete name, address and daytime phone number. Letters to the Editor are submitted on the condition that Silicon Chip Publications Pty Ltd may edit and has the right to reproduce in electronic form and communicate these letters. This also applies to submissions to "Ask SILICON CHIP" and "Circuit Notebook".

The 2008 AEVA Electric Vehicle Field Day

13 Dec, 2008

Digital Cinema: Digitising The Movies

16 Dec, 2008

There is upheaval in the movie industry. More feature films are being shot with digital cameras and successfully transferred to 35mm film release prints with advanced technology. Surprisingly, film is still hanging in as a capture medium, due mainly to the pressure from cinematographers who claim that everyone wants that 'film look', while few set out to achieve that 'video look' in the cinema. Coming up fast on the inside is the 'digital look', as increasing numbers of cinemas around the world begin to install digital projection into their bio-boxes. Barrie Smith takes a look into the popcorn and choc-top world of the digital cinema revolution.

Simple Voltage Switch For Car Sensors

17 Dec, 2008

This Simple Voltage Switch can be used anywhere you want a relay to switch when a voltage reaches a preset level. It has lots of applications in cars but can be used in any application where you have 12V DC available. Having switched the relay on, it will then switch if off as the voltage being monitored drops below the preset level.

Vintage Radio

18 Dec, 2008

British manufacturers built some superb high-end audio amplifiers during the 1950s and 1960s and the Leak TL/12 was one of these. It's a 5-valve mono amplifier with some interesting design features and is reasonably easy to service.

Versatile Car Scrolling Display, Part 1

20 Dec, 2008

This project started out as a digital dashboard display but has grown and can be used in any measurement or data logging application where you have 9-12V DC available. It can monitor up to six signals and display up to 10 computed values in a scrolling or static readout on a 7 x 15 dot matrix LED display.

Servicemans Log  - 3 Dec, 2008

Circuit Notebook  - 11 Dec, 2008

Ask Silicon Chip  - 15 Dec, 2008

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