THE AUGMENTED REALITY BREADBOARD OF THE FUTURE

You’d be hard pressed to find a carpenter who didn’t own a hammer, or a painter that didn’t have a couple of brushes kicking around. Some tools are simply so fundamental to their respective craft that their ownership is essentially a given. The same could be said of the breadboard: if you’re working with electronics on the hobby or even professional level, you’ve certainly spent a decent amount of time poki ...

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How to Read Your First Autodesk EAGLE Schematic

How to Read Your First Autodesk EAGLE Schematic Like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps The schematic forms the building block of every electrical circuit, and even if you aren’t designing one yourself, knowing how to read one is invaluable. And with some schematic reading knowledge in hand, you’ll be able to design, build and ultimately troubleshoot your way through your design logic before heading on to your PCB layou ...

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PuzzleBox

Protect your valuables with a puzzle! Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR IoT Bundle × 1 Software apps and online services Blynk Story Keeping your valuable items away from prying eyes can be hard sometimes, unless you put it in a big safe or something similar... but who has room for that? Instead, create your own puzzlebox using the components from the MKR IoT Bundle and some cardbo ...

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How to Select a Resistor

When I was working on the next version of Common Parts Library, I realized that it would be helpful to explain why you might pick one type of passive component over another. We started off by writing “How to Select a Capacitor” last month, and are following it up with a close look at resistors this month. In this blog, we will explain all the different types of resistors, their merits and demerits, and popu ...

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Linear Bench Power Supply

DETAILED DESCRIPTION This project is a simple linear bench power supply with adjustable voltage and current. It is meant to be a learning experience, putting ideas of circuit design, feedback, stability into practice building a complete practical power supply. I have intentionally avoided using a 3 terminal regulator or purpose built chip and instead implemented the feedback for voltage and current using a ...

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HTML5 Circuit Simulator

This electronic circuit simulator is highly interactive giving the feeling of playing with real components. It's very helpful for experimentation and visualization. Best of all, thanks to the power of HTML5, no plug-ins are required! The original implementation, in Java, belongs to Paul Falstad who kindly gave his permission for me to build this port. How to use this When the simulator starts up you will se ...

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