Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (June 1982 - August 1982)

Written by: Pete Luckhurst



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The June-August 1982 edition of "Electronics: The Maplin Magazine" is packed with projects that range from a high-quality 25W per channel RMS Stereo Amplifier, built easily with a reliable MOSFET output stage, to a comprehensive guide on making your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) at home. Whether you're interested in upgrading your ZX81 with a full-size keyboard, delving into home security with a Radar Doppler Intruder Detector, or enhancing your model railway with remote control and computer interface capabilities, this issue has something for every electronics enthusiast. Dive into the details of a Universal Timer, a Combo Amplifier, a Temperature Gauge, and more.

Table of Contents:

  • Editor's Note & Introduction

    • Overview of the latest trends and projects in electronics.

  • Featured Projects:

    • 25W Stereo MOSFET Amplifier: Build a high-quality amplifier with step-by-step instructions.
    • Radar Doppler Intruder Detector: Enhance home security with adjustable detection range.
    • Model Railway Projects: Introduction to remote control and computer interfacing.
    • ZX81 Keyboard Upgrade: Full-size keyboard implementation for improved usability.
    • Making Your Own PCBs: A comprehensive guide to DIY printed circuit boards.

  • Technical Features:

    • Basically BASIC: Continuing series on BASIC programming.
    • Starting Point: Guidance for beginners in electronics.
    • VIC 20 Colour Computer: In-depth look at this versatile computing platform.
    • Working With Op. Amps Part 2: Educational content on operational amplifiers.

  • News & Updates:

    • Amendments to the catalogue, Atari Computer News, and special offers.
    • Introduction to an Interest-Free Credit scheme for purchasing computer hardware.

  • Regular Columns:

    • Readers' Letters: Feedback and queries from the Maplin community.
    • Classified Advertisements: Buy, sell, or swap electronics equipment and components.
    • Subscriptions: Details on how to subscribe to Maplin Electronics Magazine.

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.