Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (March 1982 - May 1982)

Written by: Pete Luckhurst



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The March to May 1982 issue of "Electronics: The Maplin Magazine" is packed with innovative DIY electronics projects that cater to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. From home security enhancements like advanced burglar alarms to practical gadgets like the Miles-Per-Gallon Meter, this edition empowers you to take your electronics skills to new heights. Dive into detailed project guides, insightful features on the latest technologies, and practical advice that will fuel your passion for electronics.

Table of Contents:

  1. Projects Spotlight

    • Enhance Your Home Security: Advanced Burglar Alarm
    • Optimizing Vehicle Efficiency: Miles-Per-Gallon Meter
    • Precision Timing: Multi-Mode Digital Stopwatch
    • Master Model Train Control: 14-Channel 2-Wire Controller
  2. Feature Articles

    • The Future of Home Computing: An In-Depth Analysis
    • Understanding Electronic Ignition Systems for Cars
    • Exploring the Basics of BASIC Programming
  3. DIY Corner

    • Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Train Controller
    • Crafting a Custom Burglar Alarm for Your Home
    • Creating an Eco-Friendly Miles-Per-Gallon Meter
  4. Community and News

    • Reader Letters and Success Stories
    • Upcoming Events and Conventions
    • Maplin News: Store Updates and New Product Launches
  5. Reviews and Recommendations

    • Book Review: Latest Reads for Electronics Enthusiasts
    • Product Spotlight: Must-Have Gadgets and Tools
  6. Regular Features

    • Tips and Tricks: Enhancing Your Electronics Projects
    • Classifieds: Buy, Sell, and Trade with Fellow Hobbyists
    • Subscription Information: Stay Connected with Maplin

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.