ETI (Electronics Today International) Projects


FM MAINS DISTRIBUTOR ETI June 1980 Pages 15-18
A system for distributing a HiFi or other audio signal to any number of remotely located speakers, using the mains wiring as the communications link
INFRA RED REMOTE CONTROL ETI May 1981 Pages 51-56
Specifically designed to remote control three mains switches and two lamp dimmers in a single room, this infra-red system can be used to activate virtually any electrical appliance from the comfort of the armchair or bed. Pure luxury at a modest price
MAINS AUDIO LINK ETI Sept 1981 Pages 76-80
Listen in to remote sounds and conversations from anywhere in the home with this mains radio communication system.
FM MAINS REMOTE CONTROL ETI October 1981 Pages 56-60
Control your home without leaving the comfort of your armchair with this cunning system that sends instructions down the mains.
Z80 CONTROL COMPUTER ETI August 1983 Pages 65-68
ETI September 1983 Pages 59-61
ETI October 1983 Pages 56-58
Animate your life. Z80-based control computer for home, industrial and laboratory control. Modular construction for maximum flexibility.
MAINS BORNE
REMOTE CONTROL
ETI April 1884 Pages 53-57(Receiver)
ETI May 1984 Pages 37-42 (Transmitter)
Sit back and let your micro take the strain. ETI's MainsCom gives your micro remote control of any number of mains powered devices in sixteen independant groups, and whats more, needs no extra wiring.
ETI CONCEPT ETI October 1987 Pages 37-42
ETI November 1987 Pages 37-39
The ultimate mains controller
HEATING MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM
ETI December 1987 Pages 25-31
Keep yourself warm and the fuel bills low with this full spec computerised central heating controller.
RS232 RELAY BOARD ETI July 1989 Pages 36-39
Take control with your micro using this general purpose relay interface.
THE ENTERTAINER ETI September 1990 Pages 52-53
Listen to your favorite music in FM Stereo using a cordless headphone with this Low Power FM Transmitter.
INFRA LOCK ETI November 1990 Pages 22-25
Protect consumer electrics with a security code and unlock them with an infra red remote transmitter.
INFRA SWITCH ETI December 1990 Pages 52-54
Partner to the INFRA LOCK to operate appliances within a room.
REMOTE CONTROL
TIMESWITCH
ETI December 1990 Pages 26-32
ETI January 1991 Pages 37-41
ETI February 1991 Pages 30-33
CORRECTIONS ETI May 1991 Pages 56-57
A microprocessor controlled universal timeswitch system which communicates via the existing mains wiring.
POND LEVEL CONTROLLER ETI May 1992 Pages 37-41
Worried about your water levels? This little project will ensure your fish will rarely gasp for water.
FOUR CHANNEL
REMOTE CONTROL DIMMER
ETI January 1993 Pages 32-34 (Rx)
ETI February 1993 Pages 32-33 (Tx)
CORRECTIONS ETI March 1993 Page 58
An effective way to control and dim four sets of lights independently.
HOME MINDER ETI October 1993 Pages 47-54
You could put your mind at rest and the burglars on guard by using this "magic box". It switches on various lights and appliances throughout the house at various times.
SMART Mains Control System ETI February 1995 Pages 28-33
ETI March 1995 Pages 32-38
This project allows a computer to control up to 93 different mains devices using signals actually transmitted through the mains power cable.
The RAYDOR ETI February 1995 Pages 60-67
ETI March 1995 Pages 60-66
An automatic garage door project for the more mechanically inclined constructor.
LCD Based Mini Terminal ETI April 1995 Pages 64-66
Using the Parallax Stamp to form the heart of a simple user interface terminal based on a 16 character LCD dot matrix display.
KEYPAD CONTROLLED
LIGHT DIMMER
ETI April 1996 Pages 36-42
A PIC microcontroller based keypad controlled dimmer project for that soft romantic lighting.
BURST FIRE
POWER CONTROLLER
ETI June 1996 Pages 46-52
A burst fire power controller suitable for controlling large loads such as heaters.
KEYPAD ENCODER ETI September 1996 Pages 29-36
How to use a PIC Microcontroller to control a keypad/keyboard and how to use a PIC as an emulator to replace obsolete devices.
COMPUTER RADIO CONTROL
FOR HOME AUTOMATION
ETI Vol.26 #3 Pages 57-65
Using radio link modules and a computer to control up to 255 receivers for domestic control.
COMPUTER RADIO CONTROL
FOR HOME AUTOMATION
ETI Vol.26 #11 Pages 45-51
Interfaces to control upto 1024 Mains Outlets via upto 256 radio receivers and a transmitter connected to the Centronics Port.
INFRA RED REMOTE
CONTROL EXTENDER
ETI Vol.26 #12 Pages 27-30
Robert Penfolds Infra Red Extender is built on stripboard and can increase your range by about 80%.
COMPUTER CONTROLLED
CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW
ETI Vol.26 #13 Pages 43-49
This programmable light sequencer control board is driven from a PC Centronics Port by a printer cable to produce light patterns chosen by you or even selected by the computer.
"SIX & TWO" MULTICHANNEL
CONTROL CENTRE
ETI Vol.27 #1 Pages 47-54
This desktop multiplug system provides remotely switched socket space for six connections and allows two pieces of equipment to be powered continuously.
INFRA RED REMOTE
CONTROL SYSTEM
ETI Vol.27 #1 Pages 27-34
This is a remote control system with 3 outputs for different uses. One to initiate action, One to switch a relay on and off, and one for experimenters. The 4 channel control can be modified to accomodate upto 15 channels.
SMARTCAM ETI Vol.27 #2 Pages 47-52
Smartcam is a standard video night surveillance camera adapted to form the basis of a damage resistant intelligent security system.
18 CHANNEL INFRA RED
REMOTE CONTROLLER
ETI Vol.27 #9 Pages 38-45
General purpose Infra Red remote control system which could be implemented in equipment where remote control is needed.
HOUSE WIRING ETI June 1980 Pages 21-25
Ray Marston discusses house wiring systems of the past, present and future, presents some useful "re-wiring" aids and talks about some facinating line-based gadgets for the '80s.
UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS ETI Vol.26 #7(June 1997) Pages 11-26
The Universal Serial Bus USB is a new single interface protocol standard for computer peripherals giving unlimited expansion capability at transfer rates of more than 1 megabyte per second.
USING THE I2C BUS ETI March 1996 Pages 48-52
An in-depth look at using the I2C bus.
SNUBBER NETWORKS ETI March 1987 Pages 26-27
Designing triac circuits is not quite as easy as it first appears. Paul Chappell takes a look at the snubber networks that ensure triacs behave themselves.
GETTING MORE OUT OF PIC'S ETI Vol.27 #6 to Vol.27 #10
Series exploring Microchip PIC Microcontrollers

Sadly ETI has ceased to be a publication in its own right and has now amalgamated with EPE. I dont know if the old ETI articles are available any longer but the contact details at the time of the merger are shown below.
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