An Eagle ground plane is a plane of metal connected to ground. It is very useful for simplifying the routing of a board. If the major part of a layer is ground, you don’t need to design long traces to connect a pin to the ground. [Read more…] about How To Design an Eagle Ground Plane
Reflow soldering is a very effective method for soldering circuit boards with lots of surface mount components. But is this something you can do as a hobbyist?
Yes it is :)
To do reflow soldering, you should have the following tools:
- Solder paste in a syringe
And one of the following:
- A hot plate/skillet
- A toaster oven
- A “real” reflow oven
Are you starting out in electronics? Then these simple electronic circuits will make it easy for you to start building electronic circuits.
The first time you want to build a circuit, it can be a little bit daunting. “What if my schematic is wrong? [Read more…] about Simple Electronic Circuits For Learning About Circuits
Have you tried the Eagle CAD software, but found it a bit confusing?
Don’t worry, I was also a bit confused the first time I tried it. In this guide I will teach you the basics on how to use Eagle, so that you’ll be able to start designing your own electronic circuits. [Read more…] about Beginner’s Guide to Eagle CAD
The flashing light circuit was the first circuit I ever built.
I was at home and probably around 14 years old at the time. I was walking between the television and my computer as I used to. I would surf the net, then I’d hear something interesting from the television which my mom and dad was watching and I would walk over to see. [Read more…] about How I Learned The Flashing Light Circuit