Bill Jones, K8CU, has been an active Radio Amateur, CW Dxer, and home project builder since first receiving his Amateur Radio license in 1966 at age 17. Bill is an electronics professional with four-decades of experience.
Begin With the Basics - Learn about static electricity and how to make magnets and solenoids. Find out about direct current and alternating current. Then learn about electrical circuits that use batteries and lamps.
In 1979 Intel has introduced the 8051 as the first member of the MCS-51 family of microcontrollers. Today hundreds of cheap 8051 derivatives are available from dozens of manufacturers. This makes the MCS-51 architecture so interesting for professionals and hobbyists.
The Handy Board is a 6811-based microcontroller system that lets you build mobile robots for educational, hobbyist, and industrial purposes. People use the Handy Board to run robot design courses and competitions at the university and high school level, build robots for fun, and control industrial devices.
TRS-80 Computer Whiz Kids - appeared in 1984. Eight issues in all are known to have been published, the last appearing in 1991.