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Blazing irons. Bringing your solder joints in from the cold. Tips on working with the progressively shrinking sizes of electronic packages looks at good soldering technique, oscillation problems, component ratings, PC board layout, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1992 [Jun 1992] (v.23#2) pg. 40

Choosing and using electronic parts: A survival guide. Part 1.
AUDIOXPRESS Nov 2001 (v.32#11) pg. 8

Choosing and using electronic parts: A survival guide. Part 2.
AUDIOXPRESS Dec 2001 (v.32#12) pg. 38

Choosing and using electronic parts: A survival guide. Part 3.
AUDIOXPRESS Jan 2002 (v.33#1) pg. 28

Getting the most out of schematic diagrams. Part 1. An intimate knowledge of components and their schematic representations is imperative for amateurs who design, build, and service their own equipment.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jun 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 22

Getting the most out of schematic diagrams. Part 2.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jul 1979 (v.35#7) pg. 22

The ever-useful ferrite rod. Using ferrite rods or bars as cores for linear amplifier filament chokes, balun cores, etc. Tips on finding ferrite rods, cutting them, applications, etc.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Nov 1994 (v.50#11) pg. 70

The parts connection. Helpful advice on parts selection and mail-order sources.

Supplying the electronic workshop. Tips on where to turn when you need something special.

Suggestions on finishes for aluminum electronic boxes.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Mar 1969 (v.12#2) pg. 108

Uses for shrink tubing include insulation, color coding, forming wiring harness, etc.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Mar 1971 (v.14#2) pg. 46

Practrical working guidelines for reverse engineering an electronic device.
ELECTRONICS NOW Feb 1996 (v.67#2) pg. 51

Tips on making your own metal boxes for electronic equipment.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Mar 1969 (v.81#3) pg. 84

Assembly and wiring of electronic projects made easier with unitized construction and layout.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 85

Tips on good layout, assembly and soldering of electronic projects.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1966 (v.2#3) pg. 49

All new basic course in electricity and electronics. Understanding cathode ray tubes.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1973 (v.13#4) pg. 83

Several handy ways of using a "pop" rivet tool and an eyelet tool to make solderless connections when building electronic gadgets.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS May-Jun 1974 (v.14#3) pg. 58

Improve the looks of your electronic projects by using rub-on letters to make professional looking cabinets.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1978 (v.18#4) pg. 62

The fine art of buying electronic parts. An inflation fighter's guide to buying components.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1979 (v.19#2) pg. 33

Trolling the scrapyards. Advice on locating electronic equipment in industrial and business scrapyards and recycling centers.
GLASS AUDIO 1/1999 (v.11#1) pg. 34

Lengthening short leads on electronic components (resistors, etc) is made easier by using a single piece of wire.
GLASS AUDIO 4/2000 (v.12#4) pg. 67

Getting parts for homebrew projects. Some tips.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 45

Build ovens and/or heaters for crystal-controlled, VCO, and PLL circuits. Add stability to temperature-dependent, frequency-determining and oscillator circuits.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 45

Picking parts for your electronic projects. Some suggestions to follow when your are forced to substitute parts.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 39

Tip on using needlepoint molded nylon mesh as "perfboard" for electronic projects, component cages, grillwork, etc.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Aug 1988 (v.5#8) pg. 6

An introduction to the component terminology, part numbers, sources, and schematic symbols used in do-it-yourself aircraft electronic circuits.
KITPLANES Jun 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 73

Building electronic projects. How to buy and substitute parts. Tips from a professional experimenter on how to save money on components.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1978 (v.1#4) pg. 36

Dress up your project by using photo-sensitized metal or plastic to make front panels, control legends, logos, ... etc.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 28

Surface-mount technology. This new technology will give electronics experimenters the ability to hand-assemble ultraminiature circuits. What is available, assembly techniques, pros and cons, etc.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 18

Surface-mount-device circuits: A design and construction guide. Projects include using SMCs (surface-mountable components) to produce a subminiature LED tone transmitter, A/D converter LED bargraph or metering circuit, and light-sensitive oscillator (probe).
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 40

Unconventional ultraminiature circuits. Using conductive inks and adhesives to interconnect surface-mountable components. Circuits include: (1) Business card tone generator. (2) Boardless LED tone transmitter. (3) Boardless LED transmitter.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 70

Surface-mount-device repair. How to remove flat-packaged SMDs using soldering tools.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 53

New life for electrolytics.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 68

Cooling electronic equipment with small built-in fans will extend component life.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1965 (v.22#4) pg. 66

Build plug-in modules to simplify your projects.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1965 (v.23#2) pg. 66

Encapsulate small electronic circuits in crystal-clear epoxy resin.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1969 (v.31#2) pg. 82

How to custom design and build plastic cases for electronic projects.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1977 (v.12#3) pg. 81

How to dress up your electronic projects. Tips on how to make your homemade equipment look professional.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1977 (v.12#5) pg. 53

Solid state componants chart. Illustrates typical case configurations and schematic symbols for various solid state components, including diodes, rectifiers, transistors, IC's & LED displays.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1978 (v.14#2) pg. 23

Designing circuits for worst-case operation. How to choose components with tolerances to insure that circuits work properly.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1978 (v.14#4) pg. 62

For projects that last, learn how to derate your components instead of running electronic parts at their maximum ratings.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1982 (v.20#1) pg. 45

The parts connection. Make your next electronic project your best project with helpful advice on parts selection and mail-order sources.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1989 (v.6#7) pg. 59
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1989 (v.6#10) pg. 4
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 4

Supplying the electronics workshop. Where to turn when that special material or component is nowhere to be found. Includes names and addressers of suppliers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 70

Dealing with uncertainties. Learn how to determine when tight electronic component tolerances are needed.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 56

Where to find electronic parts. A directory.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1993 (v.10#11) pg. 62
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 4
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 4
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 4

Surface-mount audio modules. How to pick, assemble and mix those SIP (single inline pin) devices you need for an audio project.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 28
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 6

Make your own custom hardware. Make LED mounting strips and LED holders. Make PC board edge connectors from J-pins. Make IC terminal sockets from J-pin and Molex soldercon. Make piggyback mount for ICs. Make PC board and ribbon-cable connectors from male & female headers. Make your own plug-in terminal strips for discrete components.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1978 (v.49#4) pg. 67

A roundup of cases and cabinets for your electronic projects. Part 1. Physical dimensions, material and color of various cases available are listed.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1978 (v.49#6) pg. 73

A roundup of cases and cabinets for your electronic projects. Part 2.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1978 (v.49#10) pg. 45

The hobby corner. Where to get electronic parts, substituting parts and wiring prototype projects.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1978 (v.49#11) pg. 80

A roundup of cases and cabinets for your electronic projects. Part 3.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1979 (v.50#2) pg. 49

Wiring systems for electronic projects. Comparison of four methods. They are CSH, pencil wiring, wire-wrap, and printed circuit.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1979 (v.50#8) pg. 54

The ins and outs of buying mailorder components. Part 1. How to keep a well stocked junk box.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1982 (v.53#9) pg. 53

Derating components for a longer life.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1982 (v.53#10) pg. 150

The ins and outs of buying mailorder components. Part 2. Names and addresses of selected sources.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1982 (v.53#11) pg. 51

How to build your own custom cases for electronic projects.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1983 (v.54#4) pg. 49

How to salvage surplus components from old or inoperable circuit boards.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1985 (v.56#6) pg. 63

Heat-proofing your electronic projects. Part 1. Analogy between heat and electricity. How to calculate the sizes of heat sinks and forced-air cooling systems.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1986 (v.57#1) pg. 63

Heat-proofing your electronic projects. Part 2. Interesting ways of dissipating heat, and means of temperature sensing and heat injection.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1986 (v.57#3) pg. 67

SPECIAL SECTION: Surface-mount technology. An introduction to the packaging revolution. Includes information on how to use and repair surface-mount components, hand soldering, conductive inks and adhesives, and four projects using SMTs.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1987 (v.58#11) pg. 58
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1988 (v.59#1) pg. 27

Advice on building a library of electronic data books.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1989 (v.60#1) pg. 34

Tips on acquiring electronic components and avoiding unreasonable "minimum-order" charges.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1989 (v.60#4) pg. 26

Protecting ElectroStatic Discharge Sensitive (ESDS) electronic components from damage caused by static electricity. Some tips.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1990 (v.39#7) pg. 41