Electronics

Electronics, PCB, Arduinos, soldering etc.

From prototype to product – A practical guide for electronic engineers

This book endeavours to teach you what they don’t teach on an electronics degree, the process of turning your prototype circuit into a product. It does so by selecting four key topics; design issues, design for manufacture, compliance and project

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Tenma Soldering Station

Tenma Soldering Station

My old Antex soldering iron is about 25 years old and although it provides a good service it is a bit beaten up. The cable is held together with self amalgamating tape and the element is looking a bit corroded.

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Enchanted Cottage – Proposal

Enchanted Cottage - Proposal

My plan for the Element14 Enchanted Objects Design Challenge is to take an old fashioned weather house and retrofit it with electronics

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Raspberry Pi 2 – Hands On Videos

The long awaited Raspberry Pi 2 has been launched today, it’s faster and has more ram than it’s predecessors so you’ll be able to more with it for the same price

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Award for services to the electronics community

Award for services to the electronics community

Member of the month award and interview.

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CapSense Switches

CapSense Switches

As a little side project, I’ve been looking at some capacitive touch switches and their suitability for workshop projects. Element14 and Cypress Semiconductors kindly provided me with an evaluation board for the CapSense MBR3 switches as part of the Element14

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Shorted pins workaround

In my previous Topsy Turvy clock post I mentioned that two of the output pins of my Arduino Micro were shorted together. I desoldered the pins and inspected the board using a magnifying glass. I even tried cutting at the

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Testing Testing

Testing Testing

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve made some progress wiring the clock hostboard and building the plate that supports the motors. I thought I’d test these together. Before I powered on the circuit or plugged in the Arduino Micro

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