Electronics Projects
Including selected articles as presented in The Printed Circuit, newsletter of the Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society (TARS)'s monthly section:
Weekend Radio  Electronics Projects and Tutorials By Mike Maynard, K4ICY

Click Here for an index of Published Electronics Projects

The Minty Kool Keyer - A 3-IC Fully-Iambic Electronic Keyer with Dot/Dash Memory and Progressive Weighting

The Pleasant Code Practice Oscillator - An Amplified Shaped Sine-Wave Oscillator

The Depot Cootie - An Easy-to-Build Single-Lever Paddle

Breadboards, Dual Flashing LEDS & A 555-Based Timer with Relay

The Battery Saver - Low Voltage Cutoff Device - Introduction to Comparators

RF Peak Voltage Detector Circuit

One I.C. Transistor Tester

Dimming and Current Control for LEDs, Full-Color LEDs

The Wheatstone Bridge

An Audio Oscillator Circuit - The Cat-Bird

IR Quadrature Incremental Encoder for Arcade Joysticks
  WIP - Here, I tried to add rotation to standard arcade joysticks for games requiring this feature.
Shown here is only a PROTOTYPE, but a later Arduino microcontroller version proved the paticular IR receiver SOC's used to be a poor choice due some internal normalizing (AVC) feature.  But here, you can at least see my analog/passive circuit attempt.


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