Contents of the Smith-Kettlewell Technical File

Fall 1980 Through 1998

 

1980

VOLUME 1 (1980)

  1. DEDICATION
  2. PREFACE
  3. FOREWORD
  4. CHECKING DIODES FOR MAXIMUM PEAK INVERSE VOLTAGE
  5. SOLDERING, PART I
  6. 3 TERMINAL MONOLITHIC VOLTAGE REGULATORS
  7. THE LM 386 HIGH-GAIN AUDIO AMPLIFIER
  8. POINT-TO-POINT WIRING ON PERFORATED BOARD
  9. EDITOR'S CORNER

1981

VOLUME 2, NO. 1 (WINTER 1981)

  1. SOLDERING, PART II
  2. SOLDERLESS BREADBOARDS
  3. AUDITORY VOLUME LEVEL INDICATORS, OLD AND NEW, PART I
  4. SMITH-KETTLEWELL UNIVERSAL NICAD BATTERY CHARGER
  5. CORRECTION
  6. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 2, NO. 2 (SPRING 1981)

  1. AUDITORY "GIMMICK" CIRCUITS, OLD AND NEW
  2. BASIC ANALOG METER READER
  3. MAKING BRAILLE DIALS
  4. AUDITORY VOLUME LEVEL INDICATORS, PART II
  5. SOLDERING, PART III
  6. WIRE WRAPPING, A CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR IC PROJECTS

VOLUME 2, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1981)

  1. GABBING ABOUT GATES
  2. INSIDE GATES
  3. FLIP-FLOPS
  4. COUNTING IN BASE TWO
  5. TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS BULLETIN
  6. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 2, NO. 4 (FALL 1981)

  1. GABBING ABOUT MINI SPEECH BOARDS
  2. A TALKING METER USING THE ICL7107 AND THE MINI SPEECH BOARD
  3. NICKEL-CADMIUM CELLS AND BATTERIES
  4. SCA DEMULTIPLEXER FOR RADIO READING SERVICE BROADCASTS
  5. BULLETIN BOARD
  6. THE EDITOR'S CRYSTAL BALL

1982

VOLUME 3, NO. 1 (WINTER 1982)

  1. CORRECTIONS, WINTER 1982 TECHNICAL FILE
  2. SOLDERING, PART IV, POPULAR RF CONNECTORS
  3. SINGING CHIPS
  4. TACTILE READ-OUT FOR DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS
  5. EARPHONES FOR THE BLIND TRAVELER
  6. VOCATIONAL AIDS CATALOGUE
  7. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 3, NO. 2 (SPRING 1982)

  1. SPLICING AND EDITING OPEN-REEL AUDIO TAPE
  2. CASSETTE REPAIR
  3. SOLDERING, PART V, RCA AND MOTOROLA PLUGS
  4. HINTS AND KINKS
  5. BULLETIN BOARD
  6. LEXICOGRAPHY

VOLUME 3, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1982)

  1. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE LOCK LOOPS AND THE RCA CD4046
  2. THE LITTLE GO BEEP, I
  3. THE LITTLE GO BEEP, II
  4. THE FOWLE GIMMIQUE
  5. THE K3VTA AUDITORY GIZMO
  6. LEXICOGRAPHY

VOLUME 3, NO. 4 (FALL 1982)

  1. CONTINUITY TESTER CIRCUITS - OLD & NEW
  2. CONTINUITY TESTER USES
  3. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL AUDITORY COMPASS
  4. HINTS AND KINKS
  5. LEXICOGRAPHY
  6. BULLETIN BOARD
  7. EDITOR'S CRYSTAL BALL

1983

VOLUME 4, NO. 1 (WINTER 1983)

  1. OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS
  2. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL ACTIVE LIGHT PROBE
  3. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL RECEPTIONIST MAT--AN INTROVERT DETECTOR
  4. THE HANDLING AND STORAGE OF MAGNETIC RECORDING TAPE
  5. HINTS AND KINKS
  6. LEXICOGRAPHY
  7. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 4, NO. 2 (SPRING 1983)

  1. OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS II
  2. THE NATIONAL LM317 AND LM337 ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE REGULATORS
  3. NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER IC'S
  4. THE EDITOR'S EVALUATION OF THE DRI INDUSTRIES' ONE-HAND SOLDERING IRON
  5. THE JA3TBW SOLDER GUIDE

VOLUME 4, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1983)

  1. OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS III
  2. THE RETICON 5620 PROGRAMMABLE FILTER IC
  3. A TUNABLE AUDIO NOTCH FILTER USING THE RETICON R5620
  4. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL TRAINING AID FOR PIANO TUNERS
  5. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL AUDIBLE STROBE TUNER
  6. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 4, NO. 4 (FALL 1983)

  1. THE INTERSIL ICL 8038 FUNCTION-GENERATOR CHIP
  2. A HIGHLY PORTABLE FUNCTION-GENERATOR USING THE ICL 8038
  3. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL UNIVERSAL TONE INDEXER
  4. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL SPEAKER PHASE TESTER
  5. THE SILKIEST MCW SIGNAL ON THE AIR
  6. SAVE YOUR BATTERIES WITH A TIMER SWITCH
  7. SUMMARY OF SKTF SURVEY
  8. EDITOR'S CRYSTAL BALL

1984

VOLUME 5, NO. 1 (WINTER 1984)

  1. A VERSATILE ELECTRONIC BRAILLE DIAL MAKER
  2. AN AUDIBLE SPEEDOMETER FOR YOUR EXERCYCLE
  3. PEDAL YOUR PORTABLE MUSIC SYSTEM
  4. A SIMPLE CABLE AND PIPE FINDER
  5. THE SIMPLEST AUDITORY CAPACITANCE BRIDGE
  6. LIST OF ELECTRONIC AIDS DESIGNED AT N.R.C. CANADA
  7. BULLETIN BOARD

VOLUME 5, NO. 2 (SPRING 1984)

  1. MY SUNSHINE STATION
  2. THE SIMPLEST AUDITORY RESISTANCE BRIDGE
  3. A COUNTER AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE THERMOFORM COPIER
  4. SOLDERING, PART VI
  5. USING HEAT-SHRINKABLE TUBING

VOLUME 5, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1984)

  1. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL AUDITORY OSCILLOSCOPE
  2. LOGIC PROBES
  3. THE SIMPLEST AUDIBLE TRANSISTOR CHECKER
  4. ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE DIAL MAKER
  5. A TOY TRAIN WHISTLE FOR THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL EXPRESS

VOLUME 5, NO. 4 (FALL 1984)

  1. THE TURN OF THE SCREW
  2. SOLDERING, PART VII
  3. THE G3JYT SOLDER GUIDE
  4. MAKING TECHNICAL SCHOOL ACCESSIBLE TO THE BLIND
  5. EDITOR'S CRYSTAL BALL

1985

VOLUME 6, NO. 1 (WINTER 1985)

  1. THE NATIONAL DIGITALKER
  2. RS232C LINE DRIVER AND RECEIVER CHIPS
  3. THE SIGNETICS NE566 VCO CHIP
  4. A TRANSMISSION-IN-PROGRESS ALARM FOR MODEM USERS
  5. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL AUDITORY BREAKOUT BOX

VOLUME 6, NO. 2 (SPRING 1985)

  1. BELS AND DECIBELS
  2. CHOOSING APPROPRIATE SPEECH TECHNOLOGY
  3. FROM PAPER TO PROJECT, PART I

VOLUME 6, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1985)

  1. FROM PAPER TO PROJECT, PART II
  2. A TRANSISTORIZED WIDE-RANGE CRYSTAL-CONTROLLED TEST OSCILLATOR
  3. A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S KID
  4. THE IN'S AND OUT'S OF THE JAMECO CATALOG
  5. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 6, NO. 4 (FALL 1985)

  1. FROM PAPER TO PROJECT, PART III
  2. THE NATIONAL LM3909 FLASHER CHIP
  3. "MARKLITES" - A BURGLARY DETERRENT SYSTEM
  4. THE EDITOR'S ANNIVERSARY
  5. MERRY CHRISTMAS

1986

VOLUME 7, NO. 1 (WINTER 1986)

  1. TIMER CHIPS
  2. A SMITH-KETTLEWELL GENERAL-PURPOSE AUDITORY THERMOMETER CIRCUIT
  3. THE ARCHER 277-1012 RADIO CONTROL SET
  4. A SIMPLE-TO-CONSTRUCT BURGLAR ALARM CIRCUIT
  5. A FEEDER SYSTEM FOR THE JAPANESE TUBULAR SOLDER GUIDE

VOLUME 7, NO. 2 (SPRING 1986)

  1. FROM PAPER TO PROJECT, PART IV
  2. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL TIMING-TONES GENERATOR
  3. AN AUDIBLE MULTI-MICROFARAD METER
  4. THE TWEEDLE DUMP
  5. THE "KINGS CENTRAL CATALOGUE" OF BOOKS

VOLUME 7, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1986)

  1. INTRODUCTION TO THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL NOTE-A-BRAILLE
  2. A USER'S GUIDE TO THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL NOTE-A-BRAILLE
  3. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL NOTE-A-BRAILLE AND HOW TO BUILD IT
  4. THE JFD "UNIVERSAL INTERFACE CONVERTER"

VOLUME 7, NO. 4 (FALL 1986)

  1. SHIFT REGISTERS AND THE 4034 SERIES SHIFT-REGISTER IC
  2. A DIGITAL PEAK-READING CIRCUIT FOR THE S-K AUDITORY THERMOMETER
  3. THE CHEAPEST HIGH-ISOLATION HEADPHONES
  4. SOLDERING KINKS
  5. COMPUTER BRAILLE CHEAT SHEET
  6. EDITOR'S CRYSTAL BALL

1987

VOLUME 8, NO. 1 (WINTER 1987)

  1. INSIDE THE 555 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
  2. BERNIE'S LITTLE BLUE BOX: A MULTI-FUNCTION QUALITATIVE CIRCUIT ANALYZER
  3. THE VINTHER FINGERTIP SOLDERING IRON
  4. A MAVERICK PASSES THROUGH

VOLUME 8, NO. 2 (SPRING 1987)

  1. THE SILICON-SYSTEMS SSI202 TOUCHTONE DECODER CHIP
  2. FROM PAPER TO PROJECT, Part V
  3. FINALLY, A 9-VOLT BATTERY HOLDER

VOLUME 8, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1987)

  1. THE "RAM-TALKER": A PRACTICAL SPEECH DIGITIZER AND RECORDER
  2. MODIFYING THE TDI ELECTRONIC CARPENTER'S LEVEL
  3. "THE EGGS ARE READY," OR THE ALEXY APPLIANCE-ALERT SYSTEM

VOLUME 8, NO. 4 (FALL 1987)

  1. AC POWER PROTECTION
  2. ADAPTING THE ZIRCON "STUD SENSOR"
  3. CRYSTAL CALIBRATORS AND MARKER GENERATORS REVIVED
  4. BERNIE VINTHER'S VISUAL/NONVISUAL AIDS
  5. EDITOR'S CRYSTAL BALL

1988

VOLUME 9, NO. 1 (WINTER 1988)

  1. A NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR SERIES OF VOLTMETER CHIPS
  2. PARALLEL FIFOs AND THE ICs OF INTEGRATED DEVICES TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  3. A GENTLE LOW-RESISTANCE BRIDGE AND CONTINUITY METER
  4. AN AUDITORY LOCATION MARKER
  5. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 9, NO. 2 (SPRING 1988)

  1. REFINING THE S-K AUDITORY OSCILLOSCOPE, OR POLISHING A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
  2. TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING THE VINTHER FINGERTIP IRON

VOLUME 9, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1988)

  1. SURVEY OF SENSYM PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS
  2. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL AUDITORY BAROMETER
  3. ASSORTED SMITH-KETTLEWELL VACUUM- AND PRESSURE-GAUGE CIRCUITS
  4. THE JAMECO XY168 SOLDER STATION

VOLUME 9, NO. 4 (FALL 1988)

  1. NOTES ON BLOOD-PRESSURE MEASUREMENT
  2. SMITH-KETTLEWELL BLOOD-PRESSURE GAUGING CIRCUITS
  3. A NOVEL VCO CIRCUIT USING A GARDEN-VARIETY OP-AMP
  4. BULLETIN BOARD
  5. EDITOR'S CORNER

1989

VOLUME 10, NO. 1 (WINTER 1989)

  1. ADDRESSABLE NATTERING RAM: A 16-WORD, FIELD-RECORDABLE SPEECH BOARD
  2. INTERFACING THE NATTERING RAM WITH THE ADC3511 VOLTMETER CHIP
  3. BULLETIN BOARD

VOLUME 10, NO. 2 (SPRING 1989)

  1. A GREATLY ENHANCED "LITTLE BLUE BOX"
  2. THE PEST-BELL: A DOORBELL WITH GOOD MANNERS
  3. THE GRABOPHONE
  4. BULLETIN BOARD

VOLUME 10, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1989)

  1. A KNOWLEDGE OF CAPACITOR SUBTLETIES HELPS SOLVE CAPACITOR-BASED TROUBLES
  2. THE 4051, 4052, AND 4053 ANALOG SWITCH CHIPS
  3. THE COMMERCIAL KILLER
  4. THE TINKER

VOLUME 10, NO. 4 (FALL 1989)

  1. THE RING DETECTOR: A TELEPHONE INTERFACE
  2. ACCESSING THE FLUKE PM2525/623 MULTIMETER
  3. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL "TALK & TONES" VOLT/OHM/MILLIAMMETER
  4. THE ROBERT W. GUNDERSON MEMORIAL FUND
  5. EDITOR'S CORNER

1990

VOLUME 11, NO. 1 (WINTER 1990)

  1. NOTES ON TACTILE DRAWINGS: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
  2. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL BATTERY TESTER: WHERE SILENCE IS GOLDEN
  3. BILL'S BOX OF KNOWNS

VOLUME 11, NO. 2 (SPRING 1990)

  1. REFORMING ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS
  2. ENCAPSULATING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND CIRCUITS
  3. THE W8DIL AUDITORY GIMMICK: A SIMPLER CIRCUIT
  4. A TELEPHONE BEEPER THAT MEANS "THIS CALL IS BEING RECORDED"
  5. A CAPACITANCE-MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT
  6. BULLETIN BOARD

VOLUME 11, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1990)

  1. DESCRIBING THE VIDEO ON TV
  2. MULTICHANNEL TELEVISION SOUND--INCLUDING STEREO AND SAP
  3. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL AUDITORY COMPASS USING A FLUXGATE SENSOR

VOLUME 11, NO. 4 (FALL 1990)

  1. ENERGY-FREE RADIO: THE CRYSTAL RADIO SET REVISISTED
  2. A GENERAL-PURPOSE, EXPERIMENTAL MEDIUM-WAVE TRANSMITTER
  3. A GENERAL-PURPOSE VHF TRANSMITTER
  4. EDITOR'S CORNER

1991

VOLUME 12, NO. 1 (WINTER 1991)

  1. THE ISD FAMILY OF VOICE-MESSAGE CHIPS
  2. MORE ON TACTILE DRAWINGS AND DIAGRAMS
  3. PRACTICAL ELECTRONICS QUIZ
  4. PROJECT FOR DISABLED CHEMISTS NEEDS YOUR HELP

VOLUME 12, NO. 2 (SPRING 1991)

  1. FURTHER NOTES ON THE ISD SPEECH RECORDER
  2. SIMULATING THE "NATTERING RAM" WITH THE ISD1016 SPEECH RECORDER
  3. THE "PRANKOPHONE"--A JOKE BOX
  4. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 75451-75454 ACTUATOR/DRIVER CHIPS
  5. LINEAR TECHNOLOGIES LT1004 LOW-POWER BAND-GAP VOLTAGE REFERENCE

VOLUME 12, NO. 3 (SUMMER 1991)

  1. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERIZED MUSIC
  2. SYNTHESIZER HISTORY AND FEATURES
  3. INTRODUCING THE MIDI LANGUAGE
  4. SOFTWARE SEQUENCERS AND THEIR FORMATS
  5. SOURCES AND RESOURCES
  6. STANDARD MIDI FILE

VOLUME 12, NO. 4 (FALL 1991)

  1. INTRODUCTION TO TALKING SIGNS (TM)
  2. CONFIGURATIONS OF TALKING SIGNS ALREADY IN USE, AND GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE INSTALLATIONS
  3. INFRARED RECEIVER CIRCUITS COMPATIBLE WITH THE TALKING SIGNS SYSTEM
  4. INFRARED TRANSMITTERS COMPATIBLE WITH THE TALKING SIGNS SYSTEM -- FROM NAME TAGS TO BLOCKBUSTERS
  5. INFRARED SIGNAGE FOR THE DEAF-BLIND
  6. THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 75476-75479 SERIES OF DRIVER/ACTUATOR CHIPS
  7. EDITOR'S CORNER
  8. THE TECHNICAL FILE CATCHES UP

1992-93

VOLUME 13, NO. 1 (1992-93)

  1. MUSIC MINUS 1 PLUS MORE
  2. THE MAXIM 680 AND 681 CHARGE-PUMP DC-TO-DC CONVERTERS
  3. MAXIM RS232C RECEIVER/DRIVER CHIPS
  4. A FIRST PASS AT DIABETIC APPLIANCES

VOLUME 13, NO. 2 (1992-93)

  1. A SURVEY OF MIDORI FRICTIONLESS POTENTIOMETERS
  2. A SMITH-KETTLEWELL AUDIBLE CARPENTER'S LEVEL BUILT FROM SCRATCH
  3. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL VIBRATORY BATTERY TESTER FOR THE DEAF-BLIND

VOLUME 13, NO. 3 (1992-93)

  1. STEPPER MOTORS
  2. A SURVEY OF PHILIPS/AIRPAX STEPPER MOTORS
  3. A SURVEY OF STEPPER-MOTOR DRIVER CHIPS

VOLUME 13, NO. 4 (1992-93)

  1. DIGITAL MAGNITUDE COMPARATORS
  2. A REVIEW OF THE MICRONTA 22-182 DIGITAL MULTIMETER WITH COMPUTER INTERFACE
  3. FOLDING CANES AND MODIFICATIONS THEREOF

1994-95

VOLUME 14, NO. 1 (1994-95)

  1. THE ANALOG DEVICES' AD7111 DIGITALLY CONTROLLED ATTENUATOR CHIP
  2. A NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAMILY OF ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL (A/D) CONVERTERS
  3. A NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAMILY OF DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG (D/A) CONVERTERS
  4. EDITOR'S CORNER

VOLUME 14, NO. 2 (1994-95)

  1. INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL: THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL "KIDSTART COURSE" IN ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
  2. INSTRUCTION COURSE: THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL "KIDSTART COURSE" IN ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
  3. VERIFYING THE SPEED OF SOUND

VOLUME 14, NO. 3 (1994-95)

  1. A SIMPLE APPLIANCE TIMER USING TWO TALKING ALARM CLOCKS
  2. EVALUATING THE COBOLT "SPEECH MASTER" TIMESTAT AS AN APPLIANCE TIMER
  3. A REJUVENATOR/EVALUATOR FOR TALKING BOOK BATTERIES

VOLUME 14, NO. 4 (1994-95)

  1. INTERFACING THE OHAUS "CT" SERIES OF BALANCE SCALES WITH THE BRAILLE 'N SPEAK
  2. CONNECTING THE OAKTON 59003-10 PH METER TO THE BRAILLE 'N SPEAK
  3. ACCESSING THE RADIO SHACK 22-168A MULTIMETER WITH THE BRAILLE 'N SPEAK
  4. THE RF APPLICATIONS P-2000CW AUDIBLE POWER/VSWR METER

1998

VOLUME 15, NO. 1 (SPRING 1998)

  1. "PROBOND" POLYURETHANE GLUE
  2. PAGER VIBRATORS AS TACTILE OUTPUT DEVICES
  3. THE "VACUVIBE" -- AN ATTACHMENT FOR "TANK" VACUUM CLEANERS -- A VIBRATING NEGATIVE AIR-FLOW ALARM
  4. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL VIBRATORY VOLUME LEVEL METER FOR OPEN-MIKE RECORDINGS

VOLUME 15, No. 2 (SUMMER 1998)

  1. ACTIVE FILTER MAKES COMPONENT SELECTION EASIER
  2. METAL DETECTOR USES SINGLE IC
  3. DETECTING SUB-AUDIBLE TONES SUPERIMPOSED ONTO SPEECH RECORDINGS
  4. THE SMITH-KETTLEWELL "STRAIGHT CUT" -- A CUTTING GUIDE FOR THE PORTABLE CIRCULAR SAW

 

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