It is always good to know a bit of PCB terminology. Here is a reference table with the most common words. [Read more…] about PCB Terminology 101
A Gerber file for each section of your electronic circuit design is what you need if you want to create a PCB.
In this Gerber tutorial, I will teach you how to create the files you need for a 2-layer board using Cadsoft Eagle. After you have completed this tutorial you will have all the necessary files needed to send to most PCB manufacturers.
Reading schematics is just a matter of recognizing the symbols and see how they connect.
A symbol usually represents a part. Except for the ground and VCC symbols which just means connection to supply power.
The lines between the symbols represents [Read more…] about Reading Schematics Is Easy
Very few start drawing circuit schematic diagrams from scratch. You usually start with a picture of a circuit diagram that you found in a book or on the web somewhere.
Either you start with a complete circuit where you only need to do minor changes or you combine several smaller circuits into a larger one. For example, you take the reference circuit for a microcontroller and add a LED driver circuit to driver some LEDs and an amplifier circuit to drive a speaker.
The Gerber format is the file format you use when you want to get your PCB made. By creating Gerber files from your design, your design files can be viewed by all the manufacturers out there.
If you want to understand the basics of Gerber files you should know that they: [Read more…] about What You Need To Know About the Gerber Format
Here are 5 cool circuit ideas for your next project. It feels so good to make cool stuff. So here is some inspiration for you to start building your next project.
An old radio hacked into an iPhone dock
This is a project I did that was really cool to make. [Read more…] about 5 Really Cool Circuit Ideas For Your Next Electronic Project