Saturday, September 6, 2008

Nuts and Volts Review

Nuts and Volts
$5.50 Cover Price or 1 Year for $24.95 as of August 2008
Score: 4 / 5
Difficulty: 2.5 / 5

I think Nuts and Volts is a great magazine for electronics hobbyists. It's probably ideal for after you have soldered a few things together and have built a kit or two. Recently the articles tend to feature about 60% digital and 40% analog with a good mix of microcontrollers in both of those groups. Some are fairly simple such as connecting a pushbutton rotary encoder to a micro controller. Some of them are more complex such as building a spectrum analyzer.

The great thing about Nuts and Volts though is that they provide schematics and source code with the articles, but the best part is the Q&A section where readers questions are answered. Half the reason I think I buy this magazine is that the ads help fuel my gear lust.

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