Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (June 1984 - August 1984)

Written by: Pete Luckhurst



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Explore this PDF scan of the June-August 1984 issue of "Electronics: The Maplin Magazine", featuring projects that cater to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts.

This edition highlights the Mapmix Six Channel Audio Mixer, an incredibly versatile unit perfect for both mono and stereo operations, equipped with twin VU meters, full treble and bass equalization. Enhance your audio setup with a sophisticated Noise Reduction Unit, boasting an improved design for easier construction and even greater efficiency. Photography enthusiasts will delight in building a Xenon Tube Driver, ensuring precise and accurate enlargements. Dive into the digital realm with a Motherboard for the BBC Micro, facilitating seamless experimentation and development. Explore the innovative Cautious Ni-Cad Charger with its advanced features for optimal battery management. For those interested in radio control systems or robotics, the Servo and Driver Module presents a compelling project. Beyond projects, delve into articles that deepen your understanding of electronics, from the fundamentals of measurements to an introduction to car electrics.

Table of Contents:

  • Featured Projects:

    • Mapmix Six Channel Audio Mixer: A detailed guide on creating a versatile audio mixer suitable for various setups.
    • Noise Reduction Unit: An improved design for a noise reduction unit, making audio cleaner and construction simpler.
    • Xenon Tube Driver: Build a precise driver for xenon tubes, perfect for photographers.
    • Motherboard for the BBC Micro: Enhance your BBC Micro with this essential motherboard for development work.
    • Cautious Ni-Cad Charger: A comprehensive guide to building a Ni-Cad battery charger with advanced features.
    • Servo and Driver Module: Dive into the world of radio control systems or robotics with this detailed project.
  • Technical Features:

    • Measurements in Electronics: A continuation of the series, focusing on the Cathode Ray Oscilloscope.
    • An Introduction to Car Electrics: The final part covering charging, lighting, and auxiliary electrical systems.
    • First Base: A beginner's guide to logic design, featuring the '74' range of integrated circuits.
    • Machine Code Programming with the 6502: Exploring the 6522 Versatile Interface Adaptor.
    • Electronic Chronicles: Part two takes readers into the 19th Century, marking a new era in electricity study.
  • Regular Sections:

    • Catalogue Amendments: Updates and corrections to the Maplin catalogue.
    • Classified Advertisements: A space for readers to buy, sell, or exchange electronics gear.
    • Maplin News: The latest announcements and product launches.
    • Special Offers and Subscriptions: Exclusive deals and subscription information.

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.