The timing of events and processes is becoming an ever increasing necessity in virtually every automation task, not only in the industrial sphere but even in the domestic…

Stop motion animation, one of the oldest special effects, makes the impossible seem real. But the tedious process — move the model, take a picture, repeat thousands of…

Tester’s notes Skids. Drifts. Oversteer. Churlish, childish stuff that is inefficient, irresponsible, wears through tyres and slows cars down. All true. A colleague came back to the office…

The ‘Fuzz’ sound is derived by clipping the input waveform, there by enriching the signal with odd harmonics which provide The harsh sound. This circuit produces a fuzz…

Fire is one of the most hazardous natural forces. Sensing fire and fighting it in the early stages can prevent losses to a great extent. Sensing fire electronically…

Nowadays, commercially available washing machines are provided with features like auto-off timer, reversible impeller etc. Most of them have mechanical timers, reversers etc. Some are equipped with electronic…

This electronic switch starter provides some excellent facilities like overload and overvoltage protections, and auto-trip. Considering its small size and weight, as compared to that of conventional starters,…

TV and video games have become very popular, both with children and grown-ups. These games provide good recreation as the animated figures make the player feel as if…