The Maplin Magazine

Electronics & Beyond

Welcome to the archive of "Electronics & Beyond," originally titled "Electronics - The Maplin Magazine". This publication, running from 1980 to early 2002, was a cornerstone for DIY electronics enthusiasts, published by the renowned UK and Ireland retailer, Maplin Electronics. Starting as a quarterly magazine, it adapted to its audience's growing interest by switching to bimonthly in 1988 and finally to monthly issues in 1991, reflecting its commitment to the dynamic electronics community.

Electronics & Beyond (July 2001)
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics & Beyond (July 2001)

The July 2001 issue of Maplin's "Electronics and Beyond" offers a variety of content that spans hands-on electronics projects, technology discussions, and insights into alternative energy. This issue is particularly focused on bringing historical electronic concepts into the modern era, exploring innovative electronic themes, and delving into the realm of alternative technology and microelectronics.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (June 1993)
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (June 1993)

Featured in this issue are projects including a versatile modular mixer suitable for a range of audio applications, and an IBM PC opto-isolator card designed to protect sensitive equipment from electrical noise. It also explores troubleshooting techniques for digital circuits, insights into professional audio equipment. and the latest technological advancements.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (February 1989 - March 1989)
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (February 1989 - March 1989)

This issue features practical projects like a mini project compilation, an audio power amplifier, a video dubber, and a digital record & playback module, among others. It also delves into technical features such as number systems, speakers' history, and cordless telephones.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (June 1986 - August 1986)
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (June 1986 - August 1986)

Featured in this issue are detailed instructions for building and optimizing electronic devices such as an Active Aerial and Tuning Unit, expansions for the Amstrad computer, and a digital echo unit. It also delves into the principles of refrigeration, the history of radio, and AC power supply basics, alongside introducing a new series on test gear and measurements.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (March 1986 - May 1986)
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (March 1986 - May 1986)

This issue features projects including a weather satellite receiver, a utility mixer and amplifier module, and a stepper motor driver, among others. Technical features cover topics such as video modulators, radio history, digital design principles, and machine code programming with the Z80 processor.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (December 1986 - February 1987)
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (December 1986 - February 1987)

This issue highlights projects such as a 6-Channel Burglar Alarm Panel and a Public Address System designed for use at events. It also delves into technical features like Transputers, which discuss parallel computer power and its implications for the future of computing.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine, December 1983-February 1984
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (December 1983 - February 1984)

Highlights: innovative DIY projects, such as a full-size keyboard for the ZX Spectrum, a speech synthesizer for the Oric computer, and an infra-red movement detector. It also includes practical circuits for enhancing home security, computer interfacing, and personal electronics.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (September 1983-November 1983)
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (September 1983-November 1983)

This issue features a range of DIY articles, technical advice, and product information for electronics enthusiasts. It also includes detailed projects such as building an electronic lock for cars or homes, creating sound effects with a Synchime box, and more.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine, June-August 1983
  • Pete Luckhurst

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

Electronics projects, technical guides, and updates on Maplin's services. Includes projects such as modem interfaces for ZX81 and VIC20, a digital enlarger timer/controller, and an audio processor for DX enthusiasts, as well as a feature on Heathkit's new offerings and a series on 6502 machine-code programming.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine, March-May 1983
  • Pete Luckhurst

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (March 1983 - May 1983)

Various electronics projects, reviews, and technical articles aimed at enthusiasts and hobbyists. Includes projects like speech synthesis for VIC20 and ZX81 computers, a 350W power amplifier, and guides on using oscilloscopes and digital techniques.
Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (December 1982 - February 1983)
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  • Oliver Marshall

Electronics: The Maplin Magazine (December 1982 - February 1983)

"Electronics: The Maplin Magazine", December 1982 issue. Topics covered include: various electronics projects, features, and news. The magazine discusses advancements in hi-fi technology, questioning the future of LP records, and includes projects like a CCITT standard modem, central heating controller, sound generator for the ZX81, and a burglar alarm panic button.