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Elektor Credits Expire December 31, 2013

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We’re making some important changes to Elektor’s online structure. Come January 1 2014, we’ll be presenting a new Elektor website for you to interact with.   At the same time, we’ll also be discontinuing our Elektor Credits payment system. Consequently, anyone still in possession of Elektor Credits must spend them before January 1, 2014 or lose them permanently.   Elektor Credits can currently be spent on PCB artwork files and full, digital copies of Elektor Magazine (from 2006...

New Book from Elektor: Process Measurements with C# Applications

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Engineers, students and enthusiasts will be able to use this text as an introduction to the use of PC based measurement systems and software tools. It’s an essential guide for anyone who needs to fully understand the underlying principles or apply the appropriate techniques required when measuring physical variables and other process output variables.   A companion text to the title ‘Introduction to Control Engineering’, Michael Dickinson’s Process Measurements with C# Applications is...

Elektor November 2013 Edition on Sale Now

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The November issue of Elektor Magazine has reached newsstands across the world and we’ve filled it with all kinds of projects and updates to get you geared up for the New Year.   Readers, start your engines, because we’re opening up this issue of Elektor Magazine with our CAN Tester project, which has all the features required for performing all kinds of experiments and tests on a CAN bus with the additional option of connecting up to an existing CAN bus to monitor data and identify...

Welcome to the New audioXpress!

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audioXpress has undergone an intensive redesign, including a new layout that reflects a more polished, engaging, and global style. These changes also appear in the digital version of the magazine. After almost 15 years of providing some of the best audio electronics coverage, projects, columns and news, publisher Elektor International Media (EIM) felt it was time to make a few updates and changes to audioXpress. Whether you’re a long-time reader, or you’re picking up a copy for the first...

New Book: Mastering Microcontrollers, Helped by Arduino

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Arduino boards have taken the world by storm since their initial development. Affordable and easy to use, Arduino boards are becoming increasingly popular with professionals, academics and hobbyists for microcontroller programming.   In Mastering Microcontrollers , Elektor lab engineer and journalist Clemens Valens guides readers through the basics of programming any microcontroller;  inputs and outputs (analog and digital), interrupts, communication busses (RS-232, SPI, I²C,...

Free Shipping on All Arduino Boards in Elektor.STORE

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For sure, Arduino has become one of the main gateways to Technology World for many young students. One key to its success may be the ease of creating an app in minutes. You don’t need a deep knowledge of electronics or programming. Almost everything is on the Internet—simply copy and paste some code, reproduce a simple circuit and your application is ready to run.   We are proud to announce that a selection of Arduino hardware products is now available for ordering in the Elektor Store....

Circuit Cellar is Celebrating a New Look and Offering 25% OFF Membership Rates

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With its September 2013 issue, Circuit Cellar magazine unveils a bold new layout and fresh content for electrical engineers, academics, and serious embedded systems designers everywhere. Together with the Elektor International Media staff, the CC team delivers a modern, clean layout that makes studying photographs and analyzing schematics easier and more exciting.   The new layout includes handy direct links (and QR codes) to a variety of essential online resources, such as source code,...

Flowcode V6 for PIC, ARM, AVR and dsPIC Now Available From Elektor

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Improvements and cost reduction in 3D printers and laser cutters are facilitating a whole new way of developing low cost electromechanical systems, but–until now–the design of the mechanical parts and the design of the electronic control systems were two separate processes. Matrix Multimedia have just released a new version of their electronic system development software, Flowcode, with new electromechanical simulation features that help shorten system design time. Developing an...

Summer Deal: More than 1000 Elektor Circuits on CD with a £10 Discount!

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We’re offering a compilation of more than 1001 circuits, ideas, tips and tricks from a decade’s (2001 – 2010) worth of Summer Circuits editions of Elektor Magazine! Each article contained within this CD-ROM is provided in its entirety and many with additional component lists and full-size printed circuit board layouts. This is our penultimate Summer Deal, so we’ve decided to discount this CD-ROM by an additional £10, meaning you’re paying less than 2.5p (€ 0.03 /$0.04) for each circuit!...

Mounting Adhesive Takes the Heat

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Liqui-Bond SA 3505 high thermal conductivity adhesive from Bergquist reduces the cost and effort of securing components to heat sinks in power supplies and other applications. The two-part liquid adhesive can be stored without refrigeration, and it achieves high bond strength after heat curing.   The adhesive has a thermal conductivity of 3.5 W/m-K, previously unavailable in a structural adhesive, with a shear strength of 3.15 MPa when cured. Its high bond strength allows...

Ultra-thin Piezoelectric Speaker

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Kyocera has developed an ultra-thin, lightweight speaker design, dubbed Smart Sonic Sound, based on the company’s fine ceramic technology. Just 1 mm thick, the new device uses a piezoelectric actuator combined with a special film to create a piezo film speaker.   The device’s low directivity characteristics broaden the sound projection range and provide 180-degree sound quality. This piezo actuator audio technology is already being used by LG Electronics in their 55-inch...

Android Elektorcardioscope Now Available

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Beginning in our July/August double sized edition of Elektor, we published the first of our three part project on building an electrocardioscope that uses an Android tablet or smartphone as a wireless terminal for viewing the electrocardiograms. The project involves skillfully combining a small PIC interface to control an analog input stage with a great deal of software.   Making use of technology first invented by Willem Einthoven, we’ve developed an application that’s instructive,...

Summer Deal: Tutorial Kit for Arduino at a £8 Discount

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Programming microcontrollers using the Arduino platform was already easy, but using  this Arduino tutorial kit  makes it even more straightforward. And to make it easy on your wallet too, we now offer a discount of £8 (for a limited time only)! Getting started with microcontroller programming and Arduino was never easier indeed. Jump on the Arduino bandwagon now and join the thousands of enthusiastic developers all around the world.   This tutorial kit is an introduction to...

Elektor Presents New Book on Designing Tube Amplifiers

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How do the purpose and requirements of a tube amplifier relate to subjective and objective criteria? Which circuits sound the best, and why? If you want to develop and market an amplifier, what problems should you expect? What are the significance and meaning of measurements? Are they still meaningful, or have they lost their relevance? These are the kind of questions Menno van der Veen asks (and answers!) in Elektor’s latest publication, Designing Tube Amplifiers, Concept,...

Discounted PIC Programming Course Includes Free Elektor GREEN Membership

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In our next summer deal here at Elektor we’re putting the spotlight on our Programming Embedded PIC Controllers Distance Learning Course. In this course Bert van Dam teaches you to program an embedded microcontroller from the ground up. This course is suitable for self-study, or as part of a wider curriculum, and is aimed at any layperson with an interest in microcontrollers. The course begins with the absolute basics and works its way up to more complex and advanced subjects.  Upon the...