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November 2023

DIYODE Magazine

Issue 76, November 2023

We're always on the look out for new and exciting maker-related products. Here's just a few that we spotted from our advertisers this month.

More project possibilities

Arduino UNO Rev4 Minima Development Board

Increased processing power, expanded memory, additional peripherals, and still stays true to the reliable UNO form factor.

  • Same form factor, pinout and 5V operating voltage as the UNO R3 so it is compatible with existing shields and modules.
  • More memory & faster clock speed for more complex projects
  • 12-bit DAC, CAN BUS and Op Amp for expanded capabilities.
  • Supports input voltage up to 24V making it integrate with more projects.
  • SWD connector for external debugger connection for real-time monitoring
  • HID (Human Interface Device) Support enables you to simulate a mouse or keyboard when connected to a computer.


Made to measure!

Auto Ranging Digital Multimeter

Auto-ranging meters can make taking measurements so much easier, right? The new beauty from Altronics looks the goods for makers or technicians. It has an impressive number of bells and whistles for a $69 meter. True RMS for more accurate measurements, diode and transistor hFE test, continuity buzzer, capacitance up to 60mF, Frequency up to 10MHz, resistance up to 60MΩ, 1000V DCV, 750ACV, Up to 20A AC or DC, and temperature between -40°C to 1000°C. A temp probe is included. There's also a non-contact votage test, duty cycle, min/max/data hold, and the screen is back lit. But wait, there's more... it also includes a CMOS and TTL logic test. Wowee!

AVAILABLE AT Altronics: Q1133B $69

Cool and Quiet


Thanks to magnetic levitation, these Sunon fans feature a contactless bearing design that eliminates vibrations and noise. In addition, the Vapo-Bearing™ technology ensures a smooth and stable performance, provides minimal friction and noise, and extends the fan's lifespan.

  • 5V, 12V and 24V models
  • 35mm, 40mm, 80mm, 92mm and 120mm sizes
  • Selected models feature a third RPM sensor wire.

AVAILABLE AT Wagner: From $13.95

Avoiding Abrasion

Nylon Drag Chain

Perfect for robotics or applications where you need to avoid abrasion or damage to cables in motion. The one metre long sections can easily link together for long sections.

  • 1 metre long sections.

7 x 7mm HP1360 $22.95
10 x 10mm HP1361 $24.95
10 x 20mm HP1362 $26.95