Oscilloscopes are essential tools for checking circuit operation and diagnosing faults, and an enormous range of models are available. But which is the right one for a particular application? Which features are essential and which not so important? Ian Hickman has the answers.
This handy guide to oscilloscopes is essential reading for anyone who has to use a 'scope for their work or hobby: electronics designers, technicians, anyone in industry involved in test and measurement, electronics enthusiasts...
Are you a programmer or computer enthusiast? Do you feel comfortable with methods, functions, and variables? Do you wish you knew more about how the computer made it all work? Now you can. From basic electronics to advanced computer hardware, you’ll learn the magic behind the gear that makes it all run.
It is not so far from now, although it is just the end of the XX century, the
time when we discussed outlooks of the use of biotechnologies in medicine and
pharmacy. These hopes were connected mainly with new microbiological products
and new materials (polymers) for pharmaceutics, biomedicine and organ transplantation.
Now in the XXI century, we are much more enthusiastic about outlooks
of nanotechnologies for our life and environment.
The onscreen image looks crisp and sharp, like a huge moving photograph.
You feel entranced. More to the point, you feel the immediate
urge to own this video projector, provided it works with the DVD player and
the rest of your fledgling home theater gear.
An enthusiastic salesperson sees your look and enters the demonstration
room. “It’s really beautiful,” the salesperson proclaims. “That’s the 50-inch
plasma unit that works in true 1080p at 16:9. Yup, she’s a dream.
The author extends her appreciation to the graduate students at Mon-
mouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. I acknowledge their
assistance in researching and reviewing Earth Science Web sites, their
support and enthusiastic interest in this manual and in the larger process
of infusing technology into their instruction and into their everyday lives.
A number of students reviewed the first chapter for relevance and usabil-
In Programming Your Home, technology enthusiast Mike Riley walks you through a variety of custom home automation projects, ranging from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors.
Open locked doors using your smartphone. Assemble a bird feeder that posts Twitter tweets to tell you when the birds are feeding or when bird seed runs low
What became most striking about the survey results, however, was the pat-
tern that emerged when comparing the preferences of individual respondents for
one screening to that same respondent’s preferences in other screenings. In so
doing it became evident that those who disliked or were neutral about one
choice of electronic music were likely to be enthusiastic about another such
Since the cost of manufacturing a custom
train part on a small-scale 3D printer is only $25, Kendrick’s niche market of loyal
consumers can afford to manufacture their own train parts -- no investment in
factory-scale production is needed. Imagine if a model train enthusiast purchased
Kendrick’s electronic blueprint and tried to produce the stainless steel train
cowcatcher (shown in the figure) in a factory. The high cost of setting up a factory
infrastructure would be well out of the reach of the average consumer.