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By George C. Dobbs

With marvelous color diagrams and an both effortless to keep on with textual content, this interesting e-book exhibits tips on how to make a transistor radio in a position to receiving a few stations.

First to be defined is an easy crystal set that truly works. degree by means of level the set is further to (each degree is a whole operating radio) till a strong transistor radio is completed.

Easily, inexpensively, and studying as you pass, as each one part is extra you are going to event the joys, shared through all radio constructors, of hearing sounds coming from a radio receiver that's your individual paintings.

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Initialize the plot and show it. setTitle("Rotation in Degrees per Second") The Magnetometer Starting ((()))with the iPhone 3GS, all iPhones include a three-axis magnetometer. It’s used mostly as a digital compass for map-based applications, but it can also measure surrounding magnetic fields. We’ll put that ability to use to create a simple metal detector in Chapter 3, but we’ll start with a very basic app here, shown in Figure 2-3. You can also use a magnetometer to find wires and other sources of current, or just to amuse yourself with refrigerator magnets.

Now imagine running a current through a wire and applying a magnetic field to the wire at the same time. The moving electrons will shift from an even distribution in the wire, moving very slightly to one side. The stronger the magnetic field, the more they will move. If you can measure this shift in the current, you can tell if there is a magnetic field present, and how strong it is. This is called the Hall effect, and it’s how the AK8973 chip detects a magnetic field. ) The AK8973 chip is the one used in the iPhone 3GS.

We’re going to finesse this problem for the metal detector, but The Earth’s Magnetic Field | 47 it’s one you’ll have to deal with for other magnetometer applications—more on that later. Using the iPhone or iPad as a Metal Detector Earlier we talked about the fact that currents can create magnetic fields, and magnetic fields can create currents. Metal also affects a magnetic field. A metal is a material that has at least one electron that is loosely bound to the parent atom, making it relatively easy to move the electrons from one atom to another.

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