DROPCONTROLLER SETS THE BAR FOR DOCUMENTATION

dropController has the kind of documentation we wish would spontaneously generate itself whenever we build something. [Martyn Currey] built a robust rig for water droplet photography, and we don’t want to dismiss the hardware, but the most impressive part might be the website. It might not be very fancy, but it’s thorough and logically organized. You can find parts lists, assembly manuals, tutorials, sketch ...

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Dev Board Breadboard

This Instructables show how to create a tailor-made breadboard for dev board. Step 1: Current Breadboard Breadboard (solderless breadboards) is a very import component for prototyping of electronics. It can help you test the circuit before soldering it. Since the connection not require soldering, after the prototyping, all components can be reusable for next projects. There are various size of breadboard, a ...

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Arduino 8×8 LED Matrix

In this instructable I'm going to show you how to Interface with LED matrix using an Arduino and MAX7219 IC, this project can be used to make low resolution images using LEDs. This project is very simple to build and serves as a basics to getting started with controlling a large number of LEDs using the Arduino Uno. For this project we will be using the MAX7219 which is display driver IC, which works with S ...

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A STM32F4 BASED ARDUINO IN THE FEATHER FORM FACTOR

[minh7a6] loves the Adafruit Feather, but sees some room for improvement. First is the matter of 5V tolerance. While just about everything is available in a 3.3v range these days, sometimes it’s just nice not to have to care. The main controller on the Feather is plenty powerful, but its intolerant pins just wouldn’t do so it was swapped for a chip from the ever popular STM32F4 line. Then he wanted bet ...

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New TinyPICO ESP32 development board

Adafruit has this week announced the availability of its new TinyPICO ESP32 offering a tiny development board suitable for a wide variety of different applications. The feature-rich ESP32 the powerful yet small development board is equipped with 4MB extra RAM, on-board RGB LED, and a 700 mAh 3.3V regulator. MicroPython firmware is pre-loaded, and with support for Arduino IDE and Espressif IDF. “There are qu ...

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Arduino Nano to Arduino Uno Adapter

Arduino Nano is a nice, small and cheap member of the Arduino family. It is based on the Atmega328 chip, what makes it as powerful as the biggest his brother Arduino Uno, but it can be obtained for less money. In Ebay now Chinese versions can be bought for less than 3 USD. Additionally to its smaller size comparing with Arduino Uno, the Nano board has also the advantage to have two more analog inputs A6,A7. ...

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How to Select a Voltage Regulator

All electronics projects need power. Power can come from either stored energy in a battery, or directly from mains AC voltage or DC power from renewable sources such as solar energy. Power Management ICs (PMICs) help manage the power requirements in a system including scaling voltages, battery charging, and DC-DC conversion. Choosing the right PMIC can make a difference in whether the final product becomes ...

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Εfficient Wireless Li-Ion Charger with Regulator Optimized for Low Power Wearables

Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear™ LTC4126, which expands its offerings in wireless battery charging. The LTC4126 combines a wireless powered battery charger for Li-Ion cells with a high efficiency multi-mode charge pump DC/DC converter, providing a regulated 1.2V output at up to 60mA. Charging with the LTC4126 allows for a completely sealed end product without wires or connectors and eliminates ...

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EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE IN PORTABLE DEVICES WITH NEW LOW IQ LDO

Extending battery life in portable devices up to four times longer than traditional ultra-low quiescent (Iq) LDOs, Microchip has announced a linear Low Dropout (LDO) regulator. With an ultra-low Iq of 250nA versus the approximate 1uA operation of traditional devices, the MCP1811LDO reduces quiescent current to save battery life, enabling end-users to recharge or replace batteries less often. The minimized p ...

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PCB layout tips for thermal vias

I came across an article on PCB layout in Electronic Design magazine. It’s a pretty good article and I am glad to see the trade magazines realize we care as much about PCB layout as the bus-caching architecture of some DSP chip. The article talks about using vias to take heat away from the die-attach-paddle (DAP) of integrated circuits: To reduce operating temperatures easily, use more layers of solid groun ...

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Arduino LED Scroll Bar using easyEDA

Today I want to make a LED Scroll Bar as is shown in the picture above. Ten LED strips can flash in different effect by using a control board. Components LED strip, Arduino Nano, Dupont line and a control board. How to make it ? Step 1) Cut the LED strip into 10 pieces with each LED arbitrary number. Then, weld the traverse at an interface of the LED strip. Here I prefer using Dupont line to connect. Step 2 ...

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Arduino 8×8 LED Matrix using MAX7219

In this instructable I'm going to show you how to Interface with LED matrix using an Arduino and MAX7219 IC, this project can be used to make low resolution images using LEDs. This project is very simple to build and serves as a basics to getting started with controlling a large number of LEDs using the Arduino Uno. For this project we will be using the MAX7219 which is display driver IC, which works with S ...

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