Blinking LED Circuit with Schematics and Explanation
The blinking LED circuit is somewhat the equivalent of the “Hello World” in programming. It’s a simple electronic circuit that gives you a visual cue if it works.
The goal is to make a Light Emitting Diode (LED) blink.
It was the first circuit I ever built. And I loved the feeling of making it work!
Soldering Tools That Make Your Life Easier
The soldering tools you need to get started with soldering are a soldering iron and some solder wire. But there are some other tools that will make your soldering much easier.
What Is The Best Soldering Iron For Hobbyists?
How do you find the best soldering iron for a hobbyist? There are so many options. What do you really need?
How To Make Circuits On A Stripboard
A stripboard is a circuit board with holes and printed strips of metal.
These boards are a good way of connecting simple to medium complicated circuits. I highly recommend using stripboards in the beginning. They give you a lot of control of your connections and it’s relatively easy to fix errors.
Though when your circuit gets too many connections, it can be a real hassle keeping control of all the connections.
Digital Stopwatch Circuit
This digital stopwatch circuit is a circuit I built for testing some 7-segment displays. It consists of four displays that I control using a microcontroller. The microcontroller counts and makes sure the correct LED segments on each display is lit up.
Check out the video below to see how I built it.
How To Use A Breadboard
A breadboard is a really simple way to put together a circuit. You don’t have to solder, just plug in the components.
3 Ways To Build Circuits
If you want to make electronics you need to build circuits. Here are three methods you can use to build any kind of circuit.
Build Circuits With A Breadboard
Building circuits using a breadboard is super easy and quick.
A breadboard is a board for prototyping. It has holes where you can stick component leads or wires into. Some of the holes are connected horizontally and some are connected vertically.
The Protostack Development Kit
Today I checked out the Protostack Development Kit. This is a board that comes with an AVR microcontroller and the necessary components to get the microcontroller up and running.
Basically that means it comes with a voltage regulator, some capacitors, an LED, a power connector and a connector for an ISP programmer.
Using Your Soldering Iron In Another Country
Have you ever considered bringing your soldering iron on vacation?
I am in Mexico at the moment and of course I have my soldering iron in my suitcase. But here the other day I got myself a surprise that I never considered could be a problem.
I have an old ERSA-30 soldering iron that I inherited from my dad. It’s designed for the European 220V wall plug. Therefore I used an adapter to make it fit the Mexican wall plug. It’s not a converter, just a simple mechanical adapter that lets me plug my European plugs into the Mexican plugs.
I wanted to solder some stuff, so I plugged it in and waited…
Build-Electronic-Circuits.com Featured On EEWeb
Today EEWeb.com featured build-electronic-circuits.com as the “Engineering Site of the Day”.
EEWeb is a big website with lots of resources for electronics engineers, so I am honored to be featured as their site of the day =)
Check it out:
I have put a lot of effort in to build-electronic-circuits.com, so being recognized like this makes me really happy =)