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The Net Work Column
Our October 1996 cover (above) features a dramatic photo, courtesy of NASA/
Science Photo Library, of the "capture" of the Intelsat VI
(F3) communications satellite by three crew members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour,
on mission STS-49. Intelsat VI was launched on 14th March 1990 but due
to a malfunction it was not raised to a geosynchronous orbit. The main goal of
STS-49 was to capture the satellite and bring it to the cargo bay, where a new
kick-motor was installed. This was the first time in the shuttle's history that
three members had participated in EVA.
- FREE BOOKLET!- "Understanding Active Components" - 46
pages introducing a variety of common types of active components, including
diodes, varicap diodes, thyristors, triacs, LED's, bipolar transistors, FET's
- 10MHz Function Generator - a
superb precision waveform generator utilising the MAX038 i.c.
- Video Fade-to-White - how to
extend your creative home video options, simply.
- Vehicle Alert - alarm device
to warn when cars enter the driveway.
- Direct Conversion Topband and 80 Metre
Receiver - tuning in to the amateur bands couldn't be easier!
- Introduction to Satellite Television - how this new technology continues to
- Ingenuity Unlimited, Net Work, Circuit Surgery, Ohm Sweet Ohm - all the
usual regular features!
September 1996 Issue
In case you'd missed it:
- PIC-tock Pendulum Clock
- Uses a PIC16C84 and a single vertical row of five l.e.d.s all mounted in the "weight"
of a pendulum to display the time "in the air". It relies on
persistence of vision to enable six digits, displaying the time in hours,
minutes and seconds, to be seen. PIC source code available from our FTP site.
- Analogue Delay & Flanger- add the characteristic "flanging" sound to your guitar
effects repertoire. Based on the MN3207 delay line chip.
- Simple Exposure Timer
- all-electronic p.c.b. or darkroom timer, 0-2 minutes.
- Draught Detector - novel thermistor-based draught sensor helps you save energy.
- Power Check -
tri-colour display monitors boat and caravan batteries.
- The MAX 038 Waveform Generator i.c.- SPECIAL FEATURE!
What's Ahead Soon on our WWW Site and pointers to
the Mouse Organ!
Everyday Practical Electronics (ISSN 0262 3617) is published
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Last updated 8th September 1996