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How to Build a Card Reader

Have you ever sat there looking at your credit card or driver’s license and wondered what on earth could be stored on that tiny magnetic strip? Now you can find out for yourself by building your own magnetic strip card reader at home for less than $30 and it will connect to your personal computers’ […]



How to Read Civil Grades & Elevations

Civil engineers must sometimes execute plans that reference a particular elevation. For example, a plan might require an engineer to build a wall up to a certain elevation, and no higher. The engineer relies upon several pieces of equipment to calculate elevations to ensure his team executes the plan correctly. The grade rod is a […]



How to Read From an Input Stream in Java

The Java language provides a range of standard functions for input and output. You can easily make use of these functions within your programs, allowing you to process input from external resources, such as files. Using the Input Stream classes in Java, your programs can read data from a specified location. The InputStream class itself […]



How to Read Quad Music

When drummers first begin performing in a marching band, many decide to play the quads (also known as the Multiple Tom-Toms). Quads can be a challenging and stimulating way to participate in a drum line, but you will be exposed to a new type of written music if your experience has been limited to drum […]



How to Read a CSV File Into Java

CSV, or Comma Separated Value, files are commonly used as a universal format for exchanging simple data, especially between spreadsheet applications. The format is simple. Take a table of data and place the name of each column on the first line, with each name separated from the others by a comma. Then, go through the […]



How to Read a Residential Wiring Diagram

Residential electrical diagrams vary according to what the diagram is for and who is compiling the information. These kinds of diagrams are helpful in aiding homeowners in not only wiring their own home but locating the existing wires within the completed structure. Diagrams that are in color, not just black and white, may be more […]



What Can Affect a Pulse Oximeter Reading?

[IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/640/cme/cme_public_images/www_ehow_com/i.ehow.com/images/a04/ua/b3/can-affect-pulse-oximeter-reading_-800×800.jpg [/IMG] www.daviddarling.info/images/pulse_oximeter.jpg The Device The pulse oximeter measures the oxygen saturation in the patient’s blood instead of directly through a blood sample and differences of blood volume in the skin. The process creates a photoplethysmograph (PPG) that gives a volumetric measurement of an organ optically. A medical monitor shows the patient’s oxygenation and/or […]



How to Read an Excel Spreadsheet in Visual Basic

Excel spreadsheets are popular files used to store finances and sales analytical data. Programmers can use these spreadsheets to automate process and import data to an application, manipulate the values, and display them for users. It’s also useful to read data from a spreadsheet and export it to a larger database like Microsoft SQL Server. […]



How to Read an Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is a medical test using sound waves to construct a moving picture of the heart. A transducer is used in performing an echocardiogram by sending out high-frequency sound waves and transmitting the echoes of the signals into electrical impulses. This test is used to check heart chambers and valves, allowing doctors to diagnose […]



How to Use Reading Aloud to Learn a Foreign Language

As a language teacher, I believe reading aloud should be used more in foreign language learning. Whether you are learning English as a second language or another language, reading aloud is a simple way to learn faster and better. And it is easy to do by yourself, in your own home! Reading aloud can help […]



How to Read Music on Viola Clef

Many people know how to read music in treble clef (G clef) and bass clef (F clef). Yet many people are unfamiliar with Viola Clef (or C Clef). Viola (pronounced Vee-ola) is the middle instrument of the Violin family. The viola looks like a violin. It is bigger than a violin, but smaller than a […]



How to Read an Air Fuel Gauge

When an engine is running there is a ratio of air (or O2) to the fuel that’s being burned. In order to reach an ideal power output, an engine has to have the right blend of oxygen and fuel vapor to create the internal combustion. An air fuel gauge records this ratio and puts it […]



The Proper Lighting for Reading

Having optimal reading light will help you maintain the health of your eyes. Ensure that the type of light you use, the angle of the light fixture, and the brightness of the light allow you to read without straining your eyes. [IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/default/cme/cme_public_images/www_ehow_com/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/154/145/200432765-001_XS.jpg [/IMG] (James Woodson/Digital Vision/Getty Images) Reading in improper lighting can give you […]



Why Is it Important to Read Labels?

If you take the time at the supermarket to pause and inspect the nutrition labels of the food you buy, you’ve already taken a significant step in improving your health. Being familiar with the nutritional value of what you plan to eat helps you keep on track with your diet, eat foods that nourish your […]



How to: Share Books Between Kindle Accounts

When you find a great read, it’s hard not to want to share the experience with friends and family. Use Kindle’s Households and Family Library option to connect your Kindle account to other accounts in your home. Some Kindle e-books have an option to loan your copy of an e-book to someone else for up […]



How to Read a Stopwatch

There are two main types of stopwatches, the traditional non-digital watch with a large hand that circles the clock in a clockwise motion and more modern digital clocks that typically show readout times up to one-hundredths of a second. Depending on which clock you use you’ll want to know how to read them. Reading a […]



How to Read a Sundial

Sundials have been used since ancient times to tell the time of day. They use shadows cast by a gnomon onto a chart of times on the dial. Differences in global positioning need to be accounted for to read the sun dial correctly if you want to know the exact clock time. Look at the […]



How to Read a Digital Electric Meter

Electric meters are devices used by power companies to measure how much electricity a household or apartment uses. The electric companies take readings on these electric meters, typically monthly, and charge the electricity user for the amount of power consumed for the month. Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. […]