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By Ed Sobey

Illustrating how a hearth alarm detects smoke and what the “plasma” is in a plasma reveal tv, this interesting instruction manual explains how daily loved ones units functionality and function. greater than a hundred and eighty varied loved ones applied sciences are lined, together with contraptions precise to condominium constructions and houseboats. units are grouped in response to their "habitats"—the front room, relations room, den, bed room, kitchen, toilet, and basement—and characteristic a detailed description of what the equipment does and the way it really works, in addition to a photo for simple identity. With beneficial sidebars describing comparable technical concerns, comparable to why an inexpensive dimmer swap can intervene with radio reception, this instruction manual for curious readers presents rigorously distinctive descriptions and the heritage at the back of a number of the older family applied sciences like toasters and taps to more moderen applied sciences like movement detectors, TiVo, and satellite tv for pc radio.

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Instead, you pull one side of the cord to raise it and the other side to lower it. I N TE R E S T I N G FAC TS The window shade operates like a car seat belt, but in reverse. ) locks the catch mechanism, thus keeping you secure. B E D RO O M 59 Electric Blanket B E H AV I O R Plug it in, turn it on, and you stay nice and toasty warm on a cold winter night. Too bad you can’t take it on a camping trip. H A B I TAT Found on beds in colder climates and in closets of homes in moderate climates. When in use they plug into an electrical outlet.

44 A F I E L D G U I D E TO H O U S E H O L D T E C H N O LO G Y Satellite Radio and Antenna B E H AV I O R Brings approximately 100 commercial-free radio stations and a national perspective into your home speakers. H A B I TAT The receiver can be anywhere, but most likely found adjacent to the home stereo or home entertainment system. The special antenna may be mounted on an outside wall. H O W I T WO R K S The radio signals have traveled a distance equal to twice around the world before arriving at your radio.

Look between the cushions of your sofa or, in a perfect world, on top of the TV set itself. H O W I T WO R K S Pushing a button on the remote control closes a switch inside that is detected by an integrated circuit. The circuit sends a pulsed signal to a light emitting diode (LED). You can’t see the light because it is in the infrared range, not the visible range. However, you can see it if you look at the remote control through a digital camera while operating the remote. The television set reads the signal and does your bidding.

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