Circuit Cellar CD 1988 through 1992

Circuit Cellar CD 1988 through 1992
  • Item #: CD-001-CC1992
  • Manufacturer: Circuit Cellar CD/DVD/USB

ISSUE 1
Jan/Feb 1988
Theme: INSIDE THE BOX STILL COUNTS

Inside the Box Still Counts, by Steve Ciarcia, 1.
Visible Ink—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 2.
The Circuit Cellar Motion-Triggered Video Camera Multiplexer, by Steve Ciarcia, 5-10.
Ink Spot—Guest Editorial, 11.
High Security on a Budget—Build a Video Handscanner/Identifier, by Ed Nisley, 13-21.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar INK BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 22.
The Home Satellite Weather Center—Part l: RGBI to NTSC Converter, by Mark Voorhees, 29-34.
Firmware Furnace, by Ed Nisley, 35-39.

 

ISSUE 2
Mar/Apr 1988
Theme: TECHIES

The Core Audience, by Steve Ciarcia, 1.
Reader’s Ink—Letters to the Editor, 2.
Circuit Cellar Neighborhood Strategic Defense Initiative—The Ballistics Dynamics of Plastic Soda Bottles, by Steve Ciarcia & Ed Nisley, 5-16.
Visible Ink—Letters to the Circuit Cellar INK Research Staff, 17.
INK Spot—Guest Editorial, Leonardo the Techie, by Phil Lemmons, 21.
The Home Satellite Weather Center—Part 2: NTSC Encoder Alignment and System Overview, by Mark Voorhees, 23-27.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 28.
Firmware Furnace—Digitizing Infrared Signals, by Ed Nisley, 32-42.
Personal-Computer-Based Instrumentation—Build a 4-Channel Temperature Logging and Data Reduction System, by Tom Riley, 43-48.

 

ISSUE 3
May/June 1988
Theme: CONTROL MAGIC

Control Magic, by Steve Ciarcia, 1.
Readers Ink—Letter to the Editor, 2.
Power-Line-Based Computer Control—The X-10 PL513 Power Line Interface Module, by Ken Davidson, 4-13.
Visible Ink—Letters to the Circuit Cellar INK Research Staff, 15.
The Home Satellite Weather Center—Part 3: Weather Databases and System Software Overview, by Mark Voorhees, l9-26.
Ink Spot—Guest Editorial, The Information Free-For-All, by Mark Dahmke, 27.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 28.
Firmware Furnace—Video Signal Timing and Real-Time Interrupt Control, by Ed Nisley, 34-41.
SoftUART—Software Emulation of Full-Duplex Serial Channels, by Bill Curlew, 42-48.

 

 ISSUE 4
July/Aug 1988
Theme: STEPPER MOTORS

The Market-Driven Myth, by Steve Ciarcia, 1.
Reader’s Ink—Letter to the Editor, 2.
Circuit Cellar Stepper Motor Scanning Sonar Sensor—A Look at the Logic and Control of Stepper Motors, by Steve Ciarcia and Ed Nisley, 5-17.
Visible Ink—Letters to the Circuit Cellar INK Research Staff, 18.
The Satellite Home Weather Center—Part 4: Dial-Up Databases and a 68000 Peripheral Processor, by Mark Voorhees, 21-27.
Ink Spot—Guest Editorial, Bigger is not necessarily better, by Ezra Shapiro, 29.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 30.
Circuit Cellar Neighborhood Strategic Defence Initiative—Building the Bottle Launcher and Gantry, by Ed Nisley, 36-37.
Firmware Furnace—Using the IBM PC Joystick Port, by Ed Nisley, 38-46.
Stepping Out—A Robot Arm that Demonstrates Microprocessor Control of Stepper Motors, by Tim McDonough & Dennis Grim, 49-56.

 

ISSUE 5
Sept/Oct 1988
Theme: REMOTE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

Editor’s Ink—Not the Same Old Song, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s Ink—Letters to the Editor, 2.
ROVER—Remotely Operated Video-based Electronic Reconnaissance, by Steve Ciarcia and Ken Davidson, 4-13.
Visible Ink—Letters to the CCINK Research Staff, 14.
The Satellite Home Weather Center—Part 5: Focus on the MC68000 Peripheral Controller, by Mark Voorhees, l6-23.
From the Bench—RS-232 Economic Trade-offs, by Jeff Bachiochi, 24-25.
10-MHz/8-bit Digitizing Board for the IBM PC—An Affordable Digital Oscilloscope on a Plug-in Board, by Russell Lindgren, 26-33.
The X-10 TW523 Two-Way Power Line Interface—A Step Toward Closed-loop Power Line Control, by Ken Davidson, 34-35.
The DDT-51 Lives—Fixes, Updates, and Future Plans for the Low-Cost 8051 Development System, by the Ink Research Staff, 38-39.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 40.
Firmware Furnace—Precision Pulses: Carrier-Current Transmission Timing, by Ed Nisley, 46-51. Steve’s Own Ink—Back Here, by Steve Ciarcia, 52.
Update: Additional information to previous articles

 

ISSUE 6
Nov/Dec 1988
Theme: DATA ACQUISITION

Editor’s INK—An Active and Growing Industry, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 2.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 3.
ROVER: Remotely Operated Video-based Electronic Reconnaissance—Part 2: The Software, by Steve Ciarcia & Ken Davidson, 6.
Visible INK—Letters to INK Research Staff, 16.
The Satellite Home Weather Center —Part 6: Adding Serial and Parallel Ports to the Peripheral Controller, by Mark Voorhees, 20.
From the Bench—Fiber Optics: Your Link to the Future, by Jeff Bachiochi, 28.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 31.
ImageWise/PC—Part 1: The Digitizing Continues, Video Basics, by Ed Nisley, 36.
Build a Remote Analog Data Logger—Part 1: A simple 6809-Based Data Acquisition System, by R.W. Meister, 45.
Firmware Furnace—DDT-51 Revealed, by Ed Nisley, 51.
Steve’s Own INK—A Gathering of Eagles, by Steve Ciarcia, 56.

 

ISSUE 7
Jan/Feb 1989
Theme: COMPUTING IN REAL-TIME

Editor’s INK—The Revolution Continues, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
ImageWise/PC —The Digitizing Continues: Part 2: The Hardware, by Ed Nisley, 8.
Visible INK—Letters to the CCINK Research Staff, 20.
Build a Remote Analog Data Logger—Part 2: The Software, by R.W. Meister, 22.
INK Spot—Guest Editorial—A Call for Dedication, by Ezra Shapiro, 34.
The Home Satellite Weather Center—Part 7: Finishing the Firmware for 68000 Peripheral Processor, by Mark Voorhees, 36.
From the Bench—AC Power Line Transmission, by Jeff Bachiochi, 42.
Writing a Real-Time Operating System—Part 1: A Multitasking Event Scheduler for the HD64180, by Jack Ganssle, 45.
Firmware Furnace—Real Numbers: Number Crunching for the 8751, by Ed Nisley, 52.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 59.
Steve’s Own INK—First INK Reader Survey, by Steve Ciarcia, 64.

 

ISSUE 8
April/May 1989
Theme: CREATIVE COMPUTING

Editor’s Ink—The Whole Story, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
Switching Power Supplies—Efficient Power for Embedded Control Systems, by Steve Ciarcia, 10.
Visible INK—Letters to the Editor, 20.
Product Reviews—The Next Generation: Circuit Cellar INK sells out and enjoys it! Supercharged Worry Munchers: Circuit Cellar INK looks at four diverse applications solutions. 22. (This is a humorous April Fool’s special section.)
Writing a Real-Time Operating System—Part 2: Memory Management and Applications for the HD64180, by Jack Ganssle, 30.
ImageWise/PC—The Digitizing Continues: Part 3: Topping It Off with Software, by Ed Nisley. 34
From The Bench—Creating a Network-based Embedded Controller, by Jeff Bachiochi, 46.
HD647180X—A New 8-Bit Microcontroller: Embedded Controllers Get Respect, by Tom Cantrell. 52
Firmware Furnace—The True Secrets of Working with LCDs, by Ed Nisley, 56.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 67.
Steve’s Own INK—Smile When You Call Me That, by Steve Ciarcia, 72.

 

ISSUE 9
June/July 1989
Theme: INTELLIGENT APPLICATIONS


Editor’s INK—Working Smarter, Not Faster, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s Ink—Letters to the Editor, 5.
Visible INK—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 8.
The X-10 IR543 Infrared Gateway/Controller—Control Your Lights with Your Trainable IR Remote, by Ken Davidson, 11.
A Neural Network Approach to Artificial Intelligence—Using a Neural Network for Dealing with Real-World Data, by Christopher Ciarcia, 18.
The Adaline Learning Neuron—A One-Node Net for Computer Learning, by Scott Farley, 28.
An Intelligent SCSI Data Acquisition System for the Apple Macintosh—Part 1: Building the Hardware, by John Eng, 36.
From the Bench—The Invisible Net, by Jeff Bachiochi, 44.
Silicon Update—The Waferscale Integration PAC1000: Microcontroller, RISC, or PLD?, by Tom Cantrell, 50.
Software by Design—Computing CRCs in Parallel, by Jack Ganssle, 55.
Firmware Furnace—From Fixed Point to Floating Point and Back Again: Writhing Reals, by Ed Nisley, 60.
UPDATE: Build an 87xx Programming Adapter, by Jeff Bachiochi, 69.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 74.
Steve’s Own INK—The Good Old Ways, by Steve Ciarcia, 80.

 

ISSUE 10
Aug/Sept 1989
Theme: THE ELECTRONIC HOUSE

Editor’s INK—CEBus on the Ragged Edge, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
NEW Product News, 8.
Visible INK—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 12.
An Intelligent SCSI Data Acquisition System for the Apple Macintosh—Part 2: Macintosh Programming the Easy Way, by John Eng, 15.
Tracking Soviet Television Satellites, by Mark Dahmke, 22.
A Network for distributed Control—Part 1—Building an RS-485 Network for Controllers, by Ed Nisley, 32.
CEBus: A New Standard in Home Automation—The First
In-Depth Technical Description, by Ken Davidson, 40.
Circuit Cellar INK Design contest Winners, 54.
Silicon Update—Beyond ASICs: New-Generation PLDs’ Cost and Flexibility Benefits, by Tom Cantrell, 57.
Firmware Furnace—Exposing the Unseeable: Peering deep into code with the help of a single strategic bit by, Ed Nisley, 62.
From the Bench—To Participate is to Win, by Jeff Bachiochi, 69.
Software by Design—Signal Smoothing: Taking the Rough Edges off of Real-World Data, by Jack Ganssle, 73.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 74.
Steve’s Own INK—Don’t Mess with Mother Nature, by Steve Ciarcia, 80.

 

ISSUE 11
Oct/Nov 1989
Theme: 32-BIT APPLICATIONS

Editor’s INK—Why 32 bits?, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Readers’ INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
New Product News, 8.
Visible INK—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 12.
INKnet—Part 2: Writing Software for Distributed Control, by Ed Nisley, 15.
An Intel 386SX-based PC/AT Compatible Motherboard—Part 1, by Daryl Rinaldi, 22
The BCCH16—Part 1, A 16-/32-bit Multitasking Single-Board Computer, by Tom Cantrell, 40.
Firmware Furnace—Cache Craziness, by Ed Nisley, 55.
From the Bench—Gentlemen Start Your Engines, by Jeff Bachiochi, 62
Silicon Update—Intel’s Dark Horse—The 80960: A Powerful New Controller for Performance-Critical Applications, by Tom Cantrell, 68.
Software by Design—Algorithms for Trigonometric Functions, by Jack Ganssle, 73.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS conducted by Ken Davidson, 75.
Steve’s Own INK—Those Dazzling 32-Bit Chips, by Steve Ciarcia, 80.

 

ISSUE 12
Dec 1989/Jan 1990
Theme: APPLICATIONS IN THE ARTS

Editor’s INK—First Things First, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Readers’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
New Product News, 8.
Visible INK—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 12
INKnet—Part 3: Writing Network Applications—The Subtle Art of Programming for INKnet, by Ed Nisley, 14.
Image Synthesis: A Tutorial—Tools for Drawing a New Universe, by Chris Ciarcia, 22.
An Intel 386SX-based PC/AT-Compatible Motherboard—Part 2, by Daryl Rinaldi, 37.
A Low-Cost MIDI Sequencer—Build an 8031-Based Stand-Alone MIDI Sequencer, by Winefred Washington, 49.
Firmware Furnace—Simulated Reality: Simulating Systems for 8051 Debugging, by Ed Nisley, 53.
From The Bench—The Versatile Light-Emitting Diode, by Jeff Bachiochi, 62.
Silicon Update—MAXIMum Chips: Maximum Real-World Problem Solvers, by Tom Cantrell, 69.
Software by Design—Least-Squares Curve Fitting, by Jack Ganssle, 74.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 82.
Domestic Automation—New X-10—Compatible Products Hit the Market, 78.
Steve’s Own INK—..And Everything in its Place, by Steve Ciarcia, 88.

 

ISSUE 13
Feb/Mar 1990
Theme: ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING

Editor’s INK—Dateline: Las Vegas, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
New Product News, 8.
Visible INK—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 12.
Building An IBM PC Keyboard Translator—An 8031-based System for Code Translation, by Bill Curlew, 14.
Building etude—Part 1: A 25-MHz Analog-to-Digital Convertor for the PC Bus, by J. Conrad Hubert and Dick Hubert, 21.
Digital Signal Processing—Part 1: An Introduction, by Dean McConnell, 30.
The BCCH16—Part 2: Porting a Multitasking BASIC to the H16, by Jack Ganssle, 42.
Firmware Furnace—An Exercise for the Student: Building Software from the Ground Up, by Ed Nisley, 52.
From the Bench—ENTION…ATTENTION…ATTENTION…ATT—Building an LED Moving Message Display, by Jeff Bachiochi, 60.
Silicon Update—Earthshaking Chips: A report from the Second Microprocessor Forum, by Tom Cantrell, 68.
Software by Design—Memory Management on the HD64180, by Jack Ganssle, 72.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 76.
Steve’s Own INK—An Analog State of Mind, by Steve Ciarcia, 80.

  

ISSUE 14
April/May 1990
Theme: APPLICATIONS IN LIGHT

Editor’s INK—It Just Gets Better, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 6.
New Product News, 8.
Visible INK—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 12.
Build a Simple SCSI-to-Anything Interface—Take advantage of the Spec to Simplify Your Designs, by Jim MacArthur, 15.
Computer Generated Holograms, by Dale Nassar, 22.
Modulating Laser Diodes—The Search for the Perfect Driveway Sensor, by Steve Ciarcia, 38.
Digital Signal Processing—Part 2: DSP Applications with the TMS320C25, by Dean McDonnell, 48.
Firmware Furnace—BASIC Radioactive Randoms: True Random Numbers from Mother Nature, by Ed Nisley, 58.
From the Bench—Honey, I Shrunk the…: New Uses Abound for the Smallest AT Clone Yet, by Jeff Bachiochi, 70.
Silicon Update—Whither Zilog? A Roller Coaster on the Back of the Z80, by Tom Cantrell, 78.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 82.
Domestic Automation—CEBus Comes One Step Closer to Reality, by Ken Davidson, 85.
Steve’s Own INK—The Home Computer Revolution is Over, by Steve Ciarcia, 88.

 

ISSUE 15
June/July 1990
Theme: ROBOTICS

Editor’s INK—Applications for All, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
New Product News, 8.
Visible INK—Letters to the INK Research Staff, 12.
Implementing a Comefrom Statement—Discover Where Your Code Has Been, by J. Conrad Hubert, 16.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence—Modeling Synthetic Actors and Real-World Interactions, by Chris Ciarcia, 18.
Building Mitee Mouse III—Part 1: The Hardware for a Maze-Running Rodent, by David Otten, 32.
Building etude—Part 2: A 25-MHz Analog-to-Digital Converter for the PC Bus, by J. Conrad Hubert & Dick Hubert, 41.
Firmware Furnace—The Furnace Firmware Project: Process Control on the Home Front, by Ed Nisley, 49.
From the Bench—Power Control Basics: Choosing the Best Digital Power Control Option for Your Application, by Jeff Bachiochi, 57.
Silicon Update—Chips for Artificial Intelligence: I’ve Seen the Future—and It Is Fuzzy, by Tom Cantrell, 68.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 74.
Steve’s Own INK—Contemplation, by Steve Ciarcia, 80.

SPECIAL BUILDING AUTOMATION SECTION
CEBus Update—How is the Health of EIA’s Baby?, by Ken Davidson, S2.
Build a Low-Power Data Logger—Computerized Data Collector Runs for Years on a Battery, by Steve Ciarcia, S12.
Build a Power Frequency Monitor—Counting Cycles Until it Hertz, by Ed Nisley, S24.

 

ISSUE 16
Aug/Sept 1990
Theme: COMMUNICATIONS

Editor’s INK—A Little Communicating, by Curtis Franklin, Jr., 1.
Reader’s INK—Letters to the Editor, 5.
New Product News, 12.
Image Compression for High-Speed Network Transmission, by Chris Ciarcia, 18.
Extended Serial Communications on the 8096—Increase the Utility of these Ubiquitous Chips With Simple C Software, by Alfred Schumer, 28.
ONDI—The On-line Device Interface: Building a Powerful Remote Control for Your PC, by John Dybowski, 34.
Building the Mitee Mouse III—Part 2: The Software for a Maze-Running Rodent, by David Otten, 40.
Huge Arrays On The HD64180—Taking Advantage of Memory Management, by Jack Ganssle, 53.
Firmware Furnace—The Furnace Firmware Project: Keypad and Piezo Beeper, by Ed Nisley, 56.
From the Bench—Creating a Non-Volatile RAM Module,by Jeff Bachiochi, 65.
Silicon Update—Old 8051s Never Die, They Just Get Smarter: New Power for a Controller Mainstay, by Tom Cantrell, 74.
Practical Algorithms—Getting to Know You: A New Feature Begins, by Scott Robert Ladd, 79.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 82.
Steve’s Own INK—Flash or Splash?, by Steve Ciarcia, 88.

 

For the complete table of contents for CC 1988-1992 issues 1 through 30, please click here.

ISSUE 41
December 1993
Theme: EMBEDDED CONTROL

Editor’s INK—Our First Month of Email, by Ken Davidson, 2.
Reader’s INK, 6.
New Product News, 8.
Secrets of Using The DS1209 In An RF Transponder, by Maurizio Ferrari, 14.
The Covert Chordic Keyboard, by Scot Coburn, 22.
Accessing The DS5000T Timekeeper From C, by J. Conrad Hubert, 30.
Designing With FPGAs—Part 2: An Example, by Del Hatch, 40.
Results Of The Fifth Annual Circuit Cellar Design Contest, by Rob Rojas, 48.
Firmware Furnace—Beyond Small: Mainline C for the ’386SX Project, by Ed Nisley, 52.
From the Bench—Measuring Up an Electronic Caliper Interface, by Jeff Bachiochi, 60.
Silicon Update—It’s Showtime, by Tom Cantrell, 64.
Embedded Techniques—Conversing with Batteries, by John Dybowski, 72.
Patent Talk, by Russ Reiss, 77.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 84.
Steve’s Own INK—Embedded in Everything, by Steve Ciarcia, 96.

 

ISSUE 42
January 1994
Theme: HOME AUTOMATION

Editor’s INK—Catch the Bug, by Ken Davidson, 2.
Reader’s INK, 6.
New Product News, 8.
Put A CEBus Power Line Interface In Your Next Design, by Christopher Yasko, 14.
Home Temperature Control Basics, by Anthony Segredo, 24.
Add A Serial X-10 Interface To Your PC, by Rick Zarr, 28.
Designing Printed Circuit Boards For High-Speed Logic, by David Prutchi, 38.
Firmware Furnace—Lots’a Dots: Big Bitmapped LCD Panels for the ’386SX Project, by Ed Nisley, 44.
From the Bench—Temperature Sensing Eludes Analog Interfacing, by Jeff Bachiochi, 56.
Silicon Update—PID-Pong Challenge, by Tom Cantrell, 60.
Embedded Techniques—Embedded Timers, by John Dybowski, 66.
Patent Talk, by Russ Reiss, 76.
ConnecTime—Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS, conducted by Ken Davidson, 82.
Steve’s Own INK—Interactive Harmony—An Installer’s Market, by Steve Ciarcia, 96.

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