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Publisher's Letter

1 Oct, 2010

Eye-Fi: Wireless Digital Photography

2 Oct, 2010

Digital cameras and memory cards are fantastic - no more worrying about the cost of film, the cost of developing and printing . . . you can shoot to your heart's content. But then you have to "upload" all those photos to your computer. What if you didn't even have to do that - they just appeared on your PC all by themselves?

A High-Quality DAB+/FM Tuner, Pt.1

6 Oct, 2010

We know you've been waiting for it and after more than a year in development, we are delighted to present this world-first high performance DAB+/FM stereo tuner design. It has all the bells and whistles of DAB+ in a sleek pro-quality case, with all features accessible by remote control.

Jamboree On The Air . . . And Now The Internet

8 Oct, 2010

On October 16 and 17, up to half a million Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world will join together by radio and the internet in what has become known as JOTA - the Jamboree on the Air - and now JOTI, the Jamboree on the Internet.

Circuit Notebook

10 Oct, 2010

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.

Digital Controller For Christmas Light Shows

12 Oct, 2010

Want one up on your neighbours? Instead of a static Christmas Lights display (so passe!) now you can have the ultimate in Christmas extravaganzas. This amazing controller will bring your Christmas lights to life, making them flash, dim up and down, you name it, all in time with your favourite Christmas music. It's easy to build, easy to connect and, best of all, easy to program!


14 Oct, 2010

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Two Toslink-S/PDIF Audio Converters To Build

16 Oct, 2010

Do you have a DVD or CD player with a TOSLINK (optical) output but only coaxial S/PDIF inputs on your amplifier? Or do you have the opposite problem? What about hum from your speakers when running digital audio via a coaxial cable? With these simple converters you can easily solve these problems.

Ask Silicon Chip

18 Oct, 2010

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

Designing & Installing A Hearing Loop For The Deaf, Pt.2

20 Oct, 2010

Last month we introduced the subject of hearing aid inductive loops and explained how they were designed. We also mentioned that most amplifiers could be used to drive hearing loops, albeit with a bit of tweaking in most cases. Now we move on to some of the commercial equipment designed specifically for driving hearing loops.

Vintage Radio

22 Oct, 2010

The Astor DL is a little broadcast-band 4-valve mantel receiver that's housed in a bakelite case. The circuit is quite simple but it still had quite a few challenges in store for me.

Build A GPS Boat Computer

24 Oct, 2010

For all the boaties out there, this one could literally be a life saver! You'll never be lost again: as well as telling you exactly where you are at the moment, it will also show you your speed and heading and can even navigate you back to your starting point ? or to that secret fishing spot! It can even tell you how much fuel you're using, along with a host of other vital information.

Serviceman's Log  - 4 Oct, 2010

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