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Publisher's Letter

1 Nov, 2011

Mains surge suppressors are not a condition of electronic product warranties

Power Your Pedal Pushie (or Building an eBike)

3 Nov, 2011

Riding a pushbike is great exercise - until you come to hills! Unless your name is Evans or Armstrong et al, unless you're one of the lycra brigade who keep super fit by pedaling everywhere and anywhere, even if your pushie has 150 gears and weighs about a hundred grams, you often wish that you could have just that little bit of assistance when the going gets tough!

Steadicam: Taking The Bumps Out Of Movies, Pt. 1

5 Nov, 2011

For more than 30 years Steadicam®, a system to stabilise the camera in film and video production has been a mainstay of the industry. But Garrett Brown, inventor of the device has not stood still. So, today there is Steadicam, son of Steadicam, son of son of Steadicam...

Build A G-Force Meter

7 Nov, 2011

Just what are the g forces involved in a balls-to-the-wall lap of Mt Panorama? This little beauty will tell you: instantaneous acceleration, braking, cornering; forwards, backwards, sideways... and it's battery operated and completely portable, so you can swap it from car to car!

The MiniMaximite Computer

9 Nov, 2011

We now add to the Maximite family with the miniMaximite; a small, low-cost version designed for use as an intelligent controller to plug into your creation. It is fully software compatible with the original Maximite so you can develop and test your program on the larger version, then transfer it to the miniMaximite when you are ready to screw the covers down.

Serviceman's Log

11 Nov, 2011

Hiring a new technician is never easy

Ultra-LD Stereo Preamplifier & Input Selector, Pt.1

15 Nov, 2011

Designed for use with the Ultra-LD Mk.3 amplifier modules, this high-quality stereo preamplifier features a motorised volume control potentiometer. It is teamed with a 3-Input Selector board and both are controlled by the same infrared remote.

Tektronix MDO4104-3 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

17 Nov, 2011

A digital scope with a spectrum analyser!

2.2-100V Zener Diode Tester

19 Nov, 2011

Got a bunch of unknown diodes and zener diodes? Check 'em all with this . . .

Ask Silicon Chip

23 Nov, 2011

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 silicon@siliconchip.com.au

Mailbag

25 Nov, 2011

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".

Vintage Radio

27 Nov, 2011

The Astor P7G 8-Transistor AM Portable Radio

Circuit Notebook  - 13 Nov, 2011

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