A plastic project box is nice to have to make your project look better. This has always been one of my weaknesses. I can make a really advanced circuit, but when it comes to package it, I have some kind of disability. Luckily there are some tools out there for people like me. Here are […]
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Recently I have been using this free circuit drawing software from Digikey. It’s called SchemeIt. If you need a simple and fast way to draw a schematic diagram, it’s the best. It’s browser-based so you don’t have to download anything. You don’t have to register. But if you want you can register and save your […]
“What is a resistor?” she asked. “It’s a component that resists the flow of current,” I said. “Hmm… I don’t get it. What does it do to my circuit?” she asked. “Well, it doesn’t actually do anything actively,” I said.
Do you often wonder “how does a capacitor work”? At least I asked myself that many times when I was younger. I never really liked the “physics explanation”. It states something like “a capacitor works by storing energy electrostatically in an electric field”. I don’t know about you, but that sentence didn’t make me any […]
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 […]