One of the most important, yet most overlooked, aspect of building a project is designing a method of giving it power. Power sources like batteries and AC adapters are only half of the answer, you still need to provide logic-level voltages to safely power your devices.
In this article we will look at several methods of providing safe regulated power for your electronic designs.
Here’s a quick tip for soldering a 40-pin GPIO connector to a Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W. While it’s not a difficult solder job the problem many folks have is getting everything aligned and held together while you do the soldering.
In this article I’ll show you a trick I use to make this job a lot easier. And unlike some other methods this one won’t sacrifice a solderless breadboard
So warm up the soldering iron and get ready to add a GPIO header to your Pi Zero!
It’s hard to say anything nice about static electricity. It causes things to stick to your socks, makes it difficult to comb your hair and can give you a nasty zap when you touch a doorknob after walking across a carpet!
Even worse, static electricity is a deadly enemy for electronic components. A static shock can completely destroy or severely degrade fragile semiconductor devices. In this article we’ll examine what you can do to prevent that from happening to your precious components and circuit boards.
Electronics can be a fun and rewarding hobby especially when you have the right tools and test equipment. A lot of people think that some of the specialized equipment for working with electronics is beyond their reach but this isn’t true at all. You’ll be amazed how much you can get within the constraints of a small budget.
In this detailed article I’ll discuss the tools that you need for working with electronics and how to select them. So read on and learn how to pick the right tools to do the job!