Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (June 1983 - August 1983)

Written by: Pete Luckhurst



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Take a look at "Electronics: The Maplin Magazine", June to August 1983. It features a variety of electronics projects, technical guides, and updates on Maplin's services. It includes projects such as modem interfaces for ZX81 and VIC20, a digital enlarger timer/controller, and an audio processor for DX enthusiasts, along with a feature on Heathkit's new offerings through Maplin and a series on 6502 machine-code programming.

Table of Contents

  1. Projects

    • CMOS Crystal Calibrator: Essential for radio amateurs
    • DXers Audio Processor: Improving intelligibility of hard-to-copy stations
    • Enlarger Timer/Controller: Simplifying darkroom processes
    • Sweep Oscillator: A useful test equipment piece
    • VIC 20/RS232 Interface: Enhancing VIC communication capabilities
    • ZX81 Modem Interface: Facilitating online ordering through ZX81
  2. Features

    • First Base: A beginner's guide to digital techniques
    • Heathkit and Maplin Partnership: Introducing a new era of electronics kits
    • Machine Code Programming: Insights into 6502 microprocessor coding
    • Say It With Satellites: Exploring satellite communication
    • Commodore 64 Utilization: Unpacking the potential of this powerful machine
    • Operational Amplifiers: Concluding the op-amp series
  3. News and Updates

    • Catalogue Amendments: Recent changes and updates
    • Cashtel Introduction: Launching computer-aided shopping by telephone
    • Classified Ads: Opportunities and offers
    • Upcoming Attractions: Previewing future content and features
    • Computer News: The latest in computing
    • Corrections: Addressing errors from previous issues
    • New Store Announcements: Expanding Maplin's retail presence
    • Pricing Updates: For catalog and new items
    • Special Offers: Exclusive deals for readers
    • Subscriptions: How to ensure you never miss an issue
    • Recommended Reading: Top book picks for electronics enthusiasts
  4. Editorial and Production Notes

    • Editor's Insights: Reflections and thoughts from the editor
    • Acknowledgments: Recognizing the contributions of the production team

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.