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Interfacing with an analog world. Part 1. How transducers work and some problems in processing their signals.
BYTE May 1977 (v.2#5) pg. 56

Putting real-world interfaces to work. Part 2. Inexpensive transducers for the TRS-80.
BYTE Nov 1982 (v.7#11) pg. 416

Personal computer signal processing. An introduction to transducers, interfacing, and system development.
BYTE Apr 1984 (v.9#4) pg. 94

Sensor basics. An overview of some of the many varieties of sensors that are available and their uses. Looks at magnetic, light, and temperature sensors. Various application circuits shown.
COMPUTERCRAFT Feb 1992 (v.2#2) pg. 72

Detecting and measuring physical parameters. How to use sensors to detect and measure just about anything. Advice on finding the right sensor, interfacing sensors to microcontrollers, and a microcontroller and BASIC compiler for data acquisition and other applications.
COMPUTERCRAFT May 1992 (v.2#5) pg. 46

Using rotary encoders to provide digital data that can be readily used in computer control applications. How they work, how to use them, and how to make them from discrete components. Includes circuits for use with stepper motors and an exercise bike speedometer.
COMPUTERCRAFT Feb 1993 (v.3#2) pg. 18

An infrared-based rotary or linear encoder circuit.
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1999 (v.70#11) pg. 47

Simple digital-like circuit that can be used as a level monitor for pressure, temperature, fluid and other similar types of sensors.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Oct 1970 (v.84#4) pg. 69

Night Owl remote-activated switch lets you select any of five different transducers (switches) to operate. They include puff switch, pedal switch, cord switch, and ribbon switch
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 70

How to detect ultraviolet, visible and infrared radiation. Part 1. Experimenting with thermister, thermopile and pyroelectric detectors.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1989 (v.6#10) pg. 48

How to detect ultraviolet, visible and infrared radiation. Part 2. Photodetectors, photoemissive detectors, etc.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 46

Circuit showing a pressure-sensitive transducer (input) coupled with a standard transistor audio-amplifier which may be used in switching circuits.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1968 (v.29#5) pg. 77

Making sense of sensors. A collection of electronic sensing methods that can detect anything from air speed to zoo odors.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 77

Audio indicators and acoustics. What goes into creating electromechanical, electromagnetic, and piezoelectric acoustic transducers (buzzers) and useful tips for getting the most out of them in your circuits.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 56

Sensors made simple. The construction, characteristics and operation of commercially available sensors such as mechanical switches, magnetic switches, photocells, phototransistors, and optocouplers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 40

Electronic sensors. Circuits for a group of 5 non-moving, non-mechanical replacement sensors that are IR light operated. (1) See-through sensor. (2) Light-block sensor. (3) PLC interface. (4) Reversed PLC interface. (5) Reflective sensor.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 68

More electronic sensors. (1) Vibration detector. (2) Magnetic-field detector. (3) Tilt sensor. (4) Wind-direction sensor. (5) Reed-switch replacement.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 73

Circuit to detect the presence of air flow is based on the cooling effect of air currents moving over an exposed incandescent lamp filament that is operating at a very low voltage.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 52

Applications of National Semiconductor's IC pressure transducers include a solid state barometer, blood-pressure meter and precision weight scale.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1978 (v.49#7) pg. 72

An in-depth look at a temperature transducer and precision voltage reference all in one IC, the REF-02.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1978 (v.49#8) pg. 72

All about making measurements electronically. A look at thermocouples, thermistors, piezoelectric crystals and other transducers. Techniques to help you use transducers more effectively.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1984 (v.55#5) pg. 75

Making measurements with IC's. Learn about the kinds of IC sensors currently available and the shape future sensors are likely to take. Looks at sensors for temperature, strain, pressure, acceleration, hall-effect, images, and gas.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1986 (v.57#5) pg. 63

Measuring pressure. An introduction to solid-state pressure transducers and typical applications.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1988 (v.59#10) pg. 72

Digital peak detector. A transducer, peak detector, and digital display are the main components of a digital-readout peak-detector project. Used to measure the highest speed, sound, temperature, etc. (depending on the transducer).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1989 (v.60#4) pg. 59

Finding and using humidity sensors. Some tips.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1989 (v.60#9) pg. 67

Linear voltage differential transformers, a special kind of transducer. How they work and typical applications.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1990 (v.61#3) pg. 66

Sense-sational sensors. A review of sensors which indicate the presence of light, sound, temperature, pressure, and movement. Includes experiments that illustrate the sensitive biological sensors in our bodies (sight, hearing and touch).
SCIENCE PROBE! Apr 1991 (v.1#2) pg. 8

Game cards, transducers and experimental inputs. (1) How to attach joysticks to a computer using a game card. (2) Using various transducers to capture input data for a computer. Looks at resistive sensors, switches, slow-speed rotation, light-beam detector, etc. (3) Design ideas for a water-level gauge, simple wind direction indicator, and a tipping-bucket rain gauge.
SCIENCE PROBE! Jul 1991 (v.1#3) pg. 14