6 steps for how to build a circuit: Find a circuit diagram Draw the circuit diagram into Eagle Draw board layout in eagle Get your circuit board made Order components Solder components to your board
The Arduino Team recently announced the new Arduino Yun! This is the newest device in the Arduino family and it is pretty cool! This new device has a WiFi interface embedded on the board. It lets you easily connect your device to internet through WiFi. This means are going to see lots of new cool […]
I’ve been asked a few times – what is a diode? Well, a diode is an electronic component that conducts current in one direction and blocks current from flowing in the other direction.
A diode is a component that only conducts electricity in one direction. It is commonly used to convert from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). Several types of diodes exist. And it can be a bit confusing if you have never worked with diodes before. I would like to share the most standard types […]
A current limiting resistor is a resistor that is used to reduce the current in a circuit. A simple example is a resistor in series with an LED. You would usually want to have a current limiting resistor in series with your LED so that you can control the amount of current through the LED. […]
Using a microcontroller board is a simple way to get started using microcontrollers in your projects. You will get a development board with a microcontroller and all the components needed to make it work. This means you can focus on your idea instead of the details around setting up a microcontroller circuit. And usually the […]