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Issue 215   View the articles in this issue >>
Mailbag Publisher's Letter
Salvage It! Vintage Radio

30 Aug, 2006

ASK SILICON CHIP

Got a technical problem? Can't understand a piece of jargon or some technical principle? Drop us a line and we'll answer your question. Write to: Ask Silicon Chip, PO Box 139, Collaroy Beach, NSW 2097; or send an email to silchip@siliconchip.com.au

25 Aug, 2006

Mailbag

20 Aug, 2006

Publisher's Letter

Video projectors give a true home theatre experience

18 Aug, 2006

Salvage It!

The good bits inside flatbed scanners!

16 Aug, 2006

Vintage Radio

The HMV B11A 50-valve battery-operated mantel receiver

13 Aug, 2006

Circuit Notebook

Interesting circuit ideas which we have checked but not built and tested. Contributions from readers are welcome and will be paid for at standard rates.

11 Aug, 2006

Serviceman's Log

Black spots on a plasma display panel aren't good at the best of times. This one really had us scratching our heads for a while but the explanation turned out to be quite simple.

9 Aug, 2006

mini Theremin Mk.2

Last month, we described the features of our new Theremin and gave the full circuit details. This month, we show you how to build it and describe the adjustment procedures.

7 Aug, 2006

Multi-Throttle Control for PC Flight Sims

Are you into PC flight simulators? Find the control your typical controllers give you just a bit less than satisfying? Take a step up: add this very simple multi-throttle controller and start flying with the big boys ...

5 Aug, 2006

Build this magnetic cartridge preamplifier

Do you have an old turntable but no RIAA inputs on your preamplifier? If so, you need this preamplifier for playback and for converting them to CD or MP3 format.

4 Aug, 2006

Novel PICAXE LED Chaser Clock

It's got hands to indicate hours, minutes and seconds, plus chaser LEDs that stop and freeze at the seconds hand

Issue 214   View the articles in this issue >>
Mailbag Publisher's Letter
Cicuit Notebook Vintage Radio

30 Jul, 2006

ASK SILICON CHIP

Got a technical problem? Can't understand a piece of jargon or some technical principle? Drop us a line and we'll answer your question. Write to: Ask Silicon Chip, PO Box 139, Collaroy Beach, NSW 2097; or send an email to silchip@siliconchip.com.au

28 Jul, 2006

Mailbag

25 Jul, 2006

Publisher's Letter

Nuclear power debate should look at the whole picture

23 Jul, 2006

Cicuit Notebook

Interesting circuit ideas which we have checked but not built and tested. Contributions from readers are welcome and will be paid for at standard rates.

20 Jul, 2006

Vintage Radio

AWA B33: the ultimate Australian- made transistor portable

19 Jul, 2006

Salvage It!

There's lots of good bits inside junked photocopiers

18 Jul, 2006

Stop Those Zaps From Double Insulated Equipment!

If you have experienced mild tingles or shocks from double insulated equipment, you will want to know how to prevent them. Here's our "Tingle Terminator": a simple solution to this vexing problem. There is no need to gain access inside the equipment and it will not void the warranty.

17 Jul, 2006

Serviceman's Log

Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck ...

16 Jul, 2006

PC-Controlled Mains Switch

Ever wanted to control switched 240VAC outlets with your PC? You can do it with this project which controls two 240VAC outlets. You can switch virtually anything, at any time under full Windows control. It uses your computer's parallel port and virtually any old (or new) computer can do the job.

15 Jul, 2006

Studio Series Stereo Preamplifier

Installing The Modules In A Case

14 Jul, 2006

Low-Cost Analog On-Off Controller

Have you ever wanted to control a device based on an analog signal level? Perhaps you want to fill a water tank automatically or control exhaust fans based on humidity or temperature. Well now, you can - provided you have a sensor that gives an analog voltage or current output.

13 Jul, 2006

Mini Theremin Mk.2; Pt.1

Just move your fingers near the antennas of this theremin to create your own electronic music or eerie science fiction sounds. It's easy to build, easy to set up and easy to play.

12 Jul, 2006

Television: let the game begin

New and exciting, television was here - with euphoria reaching almost fever-pitch, capturing the imagination of an entertainment-starved nation.

10 Jul, 2006

MoTeC Race Car Data Logging

More information than you'd believe!

Issue 213   View the articles in this issue >>
Two-Way SPDIF/Toslink Digital Audio Converter 2.4GHz Wireless A-V Link
Starship Enterprise Door Sounder Pocket AV Generator

30 Jun, 2006

Two-Way SPDIF/Toslink Digital Audio Converter

Need to convert the Toslink digital audio optical signal from your DVD player into coaxial SPDIF form, to feed the only remaining digital input on your home-theatre amplifier? Or do you want to convert from a coaxial SPDIF signal to Toslink form? This low-cost unit converts digital audio bitstreams either way.

30 Jun, 2006

Ask Silicon Chip

Got a technical problem? Can't understand a piece of jargon or some technical principle? Drop us a line and we'll answer your question. Write to: Ask Silicon Chip, PO Box 139, Collaroy Beach, NSW 2097; or send an email to silchip@siliconchip.com.au

29 Jun, 2006

Serviceman's Log

DOA - that's "Dead On Arrival"

28 Jun, 2006

2.4GHz Wireless A-V Link

We've published a few audio/video transmitters/receivers over the years but none were as compact as this 2.4GHz model. Whether you want it for legitimate security/monitoring applications or simply for fun, it's easy to build and a lot cheaper than buying a ready-made system!

28 Jun, 2006

Starship Enterprise Door Sounder

Here's a project especially for trekkies. At the closure of remote switch contacts, it recreates that distinctive "ssshhhhhhh-thump" sound of the sliding doors opening or closing on the "Starship Enterprise". Use it for generating sound effects for your own sci-fi movies or for hooking up to a bedroom or wardrobe door so you can pretend you're aboard the "Enterprise" in deep space, going where no man has gone before!

28 Jun, 2006

Circuit Notebook

Interesting circuit ideas which we have checked but not built and tested. Contributions from readers are welcome and will be paid for at standard rates.

22 Jun, 2006

Pocket AV Generator

There are not many video test pattern generators on the market and the ones that are cost big dollars. This kit is a fraction of the cost of commercially available units, it's portable and it has audio outputs as well!

18 Jun, 2006

Vintage Radio

Developed during the early 1960s, the Australian-made Kriesler 41-29 "Trans-Mantel" was a 7-transistor receiver based on PNP germanium transistors. It was an excellent little set that could be used both as a mantel receiver and as a portable.

15 Jun, 2006

Electric Powered Model Aircraft Pt. 2

Our first article in the February 2006 issue showed the potential of the electric Piper Cub model aircraft. This month we continue our investigation by converting the Cub to a brushless motor to obtain a greatly improved result.

13 Jun, 2006

Television: the elusive goal

It's now 50 yearssince the start of television in Australia. Here's how it came about

11 Jun, 2006

New 6-chip LED is brighter than a 20W halogen lamp

It's brighter than a 20W halogen lamp and has applications ranging from workplace lighting to pocket video projectors, reading lights and car interiors

10 Jun, 2006

GM Allison's Hybrid Drive Bus

Innovative new diesel-hybrid electric system can dramatically improve fuel economy and reduce emissions by up to 90%

8 Jun, 2006

Mailbag

7 Jun, 2006

Publisher's Letter

Mobile phone users have increased risk of brain damage

Issue 212   View the articles in this issue >>
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Publisher's Letter Vintage Radio

31 May, 2006

Ask Silicon Chip

Got a technical problem? Can't understand a piece of jargon or some technical principle? Drop us a line and we'll answer your question. Write to: Ask Silicon Chip, PO Box 139, Collaroy Beach, NSW 2097; or send an email to silchip@siliconchip.com.au

30 May, 2006

Mailbag

29 May, 2006

Publisher's Letter

iPOD hearing risk is nothing new

26 May, 2006

Vintage Radio

The rare Edison R6 console receiver

24 May, 2006

Salvage It!

Improving the sound of salvaged loudspeaker systems

22 May, 2006

Serviceman's Log

The one-day TV technician

20 May, 2006

Circuit Notebook

Interesting circuit ideas which we have checked but not built and tested. Contributions from readers are welcome and will be paid for at standard rates.

18 May, 2006

Boost your ZigBEE range

Simple "roll your own" antennas for the XBee

16 May, 2006

PICAXE Goes Wireless , Pt 2

Networking. logging data, plus light & temperature sensors

14 May, 2006

Vehicle Multi-Voltage Monitor

Want to monitor the battery voltage, the airflow meter signal or the oxygen sensor signal in your car? Here's the answer

12 May, 2006

Remote Relay

Switch mains voltages safely with this easy-to-build unit

10 May, 2006

Silicon Chip Passive DI Box

Don't let hum & noise spoil your performance. This DI box performs as well as a powered unit but doesn't need batteries

8 May, 2006

Universal High-Energy LED Lighting System

Second article has all the construction details. And we show you how to make a very effective Luxeon-powered spotlight for bicycles

6 May, 2006

Deluxe Lead-Acid Battery Zapper & Condition Checker

Improved design can check battery condition and has output sockets so that you can monitor the zapping pulses using a multimeter

4 May, 2006

ELAB-080

Five virtual instruments in one!

2 May, 2006

Diesel Engine Management Pt.2

A look at the electronic control systems

Issue 211   View the articles in this issue >>
SERVICEMAN'S LOG Salvage It!
PICAXE Goes Wireless The Electronic Camera

30 Apr, 2006

SERVICEMAN'S LOG

Everything but the kitchen sink

28 Apr, 2006

Salvage It!

Getting the good bits from cordless drills - and putting them to work

27 Apr, 2006

PICAXE Goes Wireless

Get your PICAXE projects talking over the airwaves using the latest high-tech 2.4GHz Xbee modules

25 Apr, 2006

The Electronic Camera

Part 2: Hints, tips and traps

23 Apr, 2006

Vintage Radio

The Fisk Radiola 50G battery reciver.

21 Apr, 2006

Microbric Viper-The Sumo Module

Time for a little ROBOT WARS fun!

19 Apr, 2006

Diesel Engine Management

Half the new cars sold in Europe nao have diesel engines. Here's why they've become so popular

17 Apr, 2006

High definition DVDs - which format will win?

High-definition DVD players are almost here but there are two competing formats. Which one will win: Blu-ray or HD DVD?

15 Apr, 2006

Studio Series Remote Control Module

Works With Any Universal Remote Control!

13 Apr, 2006

Universal High-Energy LED Lighting System

Incredibly versatile LED lighting system uses a rechargeable battery pack and has lots of applications.

11 Apr, 2006

4-Channel Audio/Video Selector

Not enough video inputs on your TV or display panel? Build this project and you won't have to muck about swapping cables each time you want to change the video source.

9 Apr, 2006

Circuit Notebook

Interesting circuit ideas which we have checked but not built and tested. Contributions from readers are welcome and will be paid for at standard rates.

7 Apr, 2006

Mailbag

5 Apr, 2006

Ask Silicon Chip

Got a technical problem? Can't understand a piece of jargon or some technical principle? Drop us a line and we'll answer your question. Write to: Ask Silicon Chip, PO Box 139, Collaroy Beach, NSW 2097; or send an email to silchip@siliconchip.com.au

3 Apr, 2006

Publisher's Letter

Coming soon: high definition DVDs

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