Imagine having a tiny little screen next to your computer, or maybe next to your door, that tells you when the next bus is leaving from your stop. Well, I decided to make this. Most of you probably don’t know this – because I haven’t told you – but I am also a tech journalist […]
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I was soldering the circuit for the last part of the microcontroller tutorial. And I burned myself on the soldering iron. Ouch! But, I lived to tell the tale. Hopefully that taught me the lesson of being more careful, so that it will go another few months before I do it again. I realized something […]
But not using relays or transistors… I used a microcontroller. As you may or may not have noticed – I have been writing a tutorial on microcontrollers. Which you can
When I was in the basement of the house I grew up in and played around with electronics, the transistor was mysterious to me. In the pictures of the circuits I wanted to build – I saw these weird names like BC546 or 2N2222. And when a schematic told me to use the BC546, I […]
A little while ago, a guy emailed me and said he wanted to practice his programming skills and therefore had made a site for comparing prices for circuit boards. I checked it out, and it was
I was sitting in the armchair in the living room and I was maybe 13-14 years old. It was something that me and my dad was talking about that got me thinking. I had heard somewhere that 1’s and 0’s was the foundation of computers, cell phones, TV’s, remote controls, digital watches… And I had […]