Nuts and Volts Magazine

Nuts and Volts Magazine

The August 2006 issue of Nuts & Volts is out, check’er out, the ELF clone looks really interesting –

  • Simple 100x Microphone Amplifier
  • Don’t Blow a Fuse!
  • Design Your Own Crystal Oscillator
  • Understanding Digital Logic ICs
  • Shut Up and Play Your Computer!
  • ELF Turns 30

Nuts and Volts Magazine – Link.


  • Electronics archives – Link.
  • Build Th COSMAC “ELF” A Low-Cost Experimenter’s Microcomputer Part 1 – Link.
  • Build the PIXIE Graphic Display – Link.

14 thoughts on “Nuts and Volts Magazine

  1. japroach says:

    So do I have to pay to look at it?

    Whats the point of posting it here then?

  2. philliptorrone says:

    you could:
    -go to a bookstore
    -sign up for a free issue
    -go to the library

    or just buy a copy (i did!)

  3. dculberson says:

    Japroach, because Nuts & Volts is something of interest to the Make: target audience. Very little posted about here (or in live in general) comes at absolutely no cost. Sheesh. Thanks for the interesting post, Phillip! :-)

  4. japroach says:

    Yes you are correct I could buy it, etc. and it does look like it has interesting topics.

    But then why not post the Make related topics of every other pay magazine? See what I’m trying to say?

    It would be cool if they had a free pdf version(a fair amount of magazines do), then at least there is easy access to the information.

  5. philliptorrone says:

    >>But then why not post the Make related topics of every other pay magazine? See what I’m trying to say?

    i try and cover everything that is MAKE releated, including other magazines… i think that’s why a lot of maker-types like the site here.

    what other magazines have free PDF versions? can you post some links here?

  6. japroach says:

    Alright you got me, its just annoying to see some really interesting article then click and all you get is 5 headers with some small pictures..

    Some other magazines ( have a few free articles, and small samples of the pay ones. Although their subscription rates are very steep. has some free print/digital subscriptions, favorites would be and

  7. philliptorrone says:

    its cheap and easy to get a copy – support cool content, and magazines :)

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