Writing a Nuts and Volts article


To all you who have been wondering why I haven’t been posting new articles on my blog: I have been working on writing an article for a magazine. As some of you may have known, I have written for the electronics magazine Nuts and Volts in the past. Writing for them is both a challenge and a great experience, and I have been waiting some time before I had an opportunity to do it again. In order to write an article for Nuts and Volts, you have to have the perfect project to fit the role. It has to be unique, fun, and altogether interesting; even if it isn’t economical. The last project I did was a box that would only unlock if you waved an RFID card over it (the cover for the issue I was published in is the header image) , this time I’m entering the FlipClock.

I have spent the last several weeks writing the article, assembling the BOM and getting the pictures ready. The article has not yet been accepted by Nuts and Volts, which means that I can post it here free for your viewing until it gets accepted, in which it would then be the property of Nuts and Volts. You can download the viewer-friendly article including photos, BOM, and a full How-To guide from the link below. Keep in mind, this is a rough draft only.

Click here to download the PDF version of the Article

UPDATE: My article was dejected because the project was “too complicated”. Sigh. I’ll try again soon.

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3 Responses to Writing a Nuts and Volts article

  1. Dusti Lawley says:

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

  2. Microcontrolled says:

    Thank You!!!

    I modified the theme myself from one of the free WordPress layouts. I’ve added a lot of little things to make it look the way it does.

  3. Alyn says:

    I love reading these articles beacsue they’re short but informative.

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