Second Q, consturction article in ??? magazine

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Second Q, consturction article in ??? magazine

Post by Deac_1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:59 am

Hello again,

Looking for a construction article that appeared in one of the many electronic hobbyist magazines several years ago.

It was a remote reading wind direction indicator that used a gray code, rotary switch in the sending unit and LEDSs to display the cardinal points of the compass in the remote 'box'. The 4 bit gray code rotary switch was sourced from Digikey if memory serves. Other details of the article, including the name of the magazine have faded away....

Any help appreciated..

Kerry

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Re: Second Q, consturction article in ??? magazine

Post by CeaSaR » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:25 pm

I remember that article, so it must have come from: Poptronics (or one of its predecessors),
Electronics Now or Nuts n Volts. No idea which one or when.

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Re: Second Q, consturction article in ??? magazine

Post by Deac_1 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:49 pm

Well what do you know.... found it in my 'pile of magazines' Turned out to be longer ago then I thought... October 1998!

~~~~> CeaSaR, Truth be told I HAVEN"T built that night light yet...however I would still like to find the original article. I know I had it, but what happened to it after that...who knows. I DID gather the parts though..that's a beginning..right??

for those who are new here since I posted the original question, this is the link

http://forum.servomagazine.com/viewtopi ... ght#p39993

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Re: Second Q, consturction article in ??? magazine

Post by Deac_1 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:00 am

well, wouldn't you know it...I guess 13 years was to long. The gray code , 4 bit, rotary encoder from Digikey is NLA...(CT3003-ND). I wonder if someone else makes a sub....

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