Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (December 1982 - February 1982)

Written by: Pete Luckhurst



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The December 1981-February 1982 issue of "Electronics: The Maplin Magazine" is packed with innovative projects, enlightening features, and news. Whether you're interested in building a combo amplifier, exploring temperature gauges, or seeking advice on basic electronics principles, this issue has something for everyone. This issue also includes a special Christmas projects section, offering fun and engaging electronics activities for the festive season.

Table of Contents:

  1. Projects:

    • Combo Amplifier: Build a powerful MOSFET amplifier with detailed instructions.
    • Universal Timer: Create a versatile programmable controller for various applications.
    • Temperature Gauge: Learn to construct a project with a colorful LED display.
  2. Christmas Projects Special:

    • A collection of six exciting Vero board projects, including a Battery Monitor and a Color Snap Game.
  3. Features:

    • Basically BASIC: Continue learning computing basics applicable in various fields.
    • Videotext: An insightful exploration of Teletext and Viewdata technologies.
    • Starting Point: Understand the fundamentals of using transistors for amplification.
    • How To Solder: Master the art of soldering with step-by-step guidance.
  4. News:

    • Stay updated with the latest book releases, product announcements, and industry insights.
  5. Editorial & Production:

    • Insights into the magazine's production team and their roles in crafting this issue.

About the author

Pete Luckhurst is a Website Manager at Maplin.

After getting an early start in the world of computing with C64 & Amiga computers, Pete now spends much of his spare time in PC VR and dabbling in game development. He also has a strong interest in film, photography and music.

Among other endeavours, he previously worked in a Maplin store, so it was a no-brainer when the opportunity arose to work on the modern incarnation of Maplin online. Besides writing for the blog, Pete works alongside the Maplin team to help keep the online store running smoothly.