Circuit Cellar Ink 46
May 1994

Table of Contents


Ken Davidson

Editor's INK



Reader's INK

Letters to the Editor


Harv Weiner

New Product News


Tom Ward

Scope Out the Laser Range Finder

We've seen many kinds of sensor systems for robots, including ultrasonics, IR LEDs, video ... the list goes on. This Design Contest Winner that uses a laser instantly caught the judges' eyes, as it likely will yours.



Robert Angelo

A Robotics Design Seminar

For some, robotics is a topic that conjures up images of fully automated servants ready to fulfill your every whim. In reality, that may be in the future, but for now, get started with something a bit simpler.


Michael Swartzendruber

YAMCI -- Yet Another Motor Control Interface

If you've been looking for a motor control system for your next robotics project, look no further. Michael covers the details of a basic setup that's perfect for any level of expertise.


Steve Ciarcia

PDF Wireless Remote Control of the AVMux

What good is having ultimate control over your virtual audio/video environment if you have to get out of your chair to change the setup? Outfit your home theater in style by adding an RF interface to the AVMux.


Ed Nisley

Firmware Furnace

All Text is Graphics: Characters for the '386SX Project's Graphic LCD Panel

A graphic panel that displays lots of dots is fine until you need some text. It turns out the raw resources are already in your PC, put in place to support the old CGA. Harness those resources to produce text on your LCD display.

Download: FF46.ZIP


Jeff Bachiochi

PDF From the Bench

Audio/Video Traffic Control

Two heads are better than one, and what better way to improve on the AVMux than to bring in someone else to help with the development. With Steve doing the hardware and Jeff the software, we have one nifty box.

Download: FTB46.ZIP


Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

Honey, I Shrunk the PC

First came the ATs, enough to cover three quarters of the space located on your desk. Then came laptops, and then notebooks, and more recently, palmtops. Could it get any smaller? And to what end? Enter CARDIO ...


John Dybowski

Embedded Techniques

Embedded Programs

All embedded controllers must have their main program in some sort of nonvolatile memory, whether it be EPROM, EEPROM, Flash memory, or battery-backed RAM. Which you choose depends on the application.

Download: ET46.ZIP


Advertiser's Index


Ken Davidson

ConnecTime -- Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS


Steve Ciarcia

Steve's Own INK

The Market That Was Never Born, Refuses to Die, and May Yet Live

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