“We’re never going to make it!”
Jensa (from the hackerspace Bitraf) and I arrived early at the airport in Oslo. But that didn’t help.
Our flight from Oslo had technical problems...
We made sound. And it wasn’t all pretty.
How a circuit simulator can help you understand any circuit. https://buff.ly/2kqYxmZ
I like to create sound. It’s one of my favorite things to do with electronics.
Yesterday I met up with Captain Credible who is a musician known for his violently eccentric live performances and arsenal of homemade instruments.
We created some really cool circuits together for creating sound.
I met Captain Credible. He’s a Norwegian musician and electronics enthusiast.
And he is definitely something out of the ordinary (in a good sense).
I am a coffee lover. And these days, I am surrounded by the smell of coffee almost every day.
But no – I am not working from cafes these days (even though I love that too).
The thing is that I am hired to help with the electronics of the Norwegian coffee roaster Roest.
If you want to build advanced things like internet-connected gadgets and more, you need to use a microcontroller.
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Yesterday I met Martin.
He is a consultant that finds and fixes problems with pipes.
So he has these devices that he places into tubes that will scan the pipes or give images from inside the pipes.
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That’s the sound we were surrounded by all night.
I just published a new video where I answer the question:
“Does the resistor go before or after the LED?”
You can find the video here: https://buff.ly/2FMuAru
The inductor is one of those components I’ve always found weird.
Circuits with inductors often have an explanation with lots of mathematical formulas.
But when it comes down to it…
I just finished writing a mini-eBook on the basic components used in electronics.
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Yesterday I finished up the first version of the code. It’s an alarm clock.
At least that was the original idea. But now that it’s here, my friends at the office are finding lots of uses for it…
There is one mistake that many people make. I also did it in the beginning. Until you have sorted this out, you will have a hard time understanding circuits.
On Tuesday I was back in front of the camera.
I’m shooting new videos for my YouTube-channel.
To start, I’m shooting some videos on with basic topics that I know a lot of beginners are struggling with.
The first video shows how to use a breadboard.
I just finished the design of a “smart” rope for big ships. This rope can let the captain know how much tension it has at any given moment.
A Shopbot is a big machine that mills big things.
I got an email from Oliver in California yesterday. He’s not a pro, but very curious and interested in electronics. Now he was stuck.
I’ve been using Eagle for many years, and not really given much thought to Kicad.
Eagle worked fine for me. These are both programs for designing your own circuit boards.
But last summer...
I saw a video on Tuesday that kind of upset me. It was an electronics engineer answering questions on YouTube. Someone asked him for tips on how to learn electronics.
In this video, I will show you how to use a breadboard for connecting circuits.
Kicad vs Eagle – Which one is best? [2018 comparison]
A common decision to make for hobbyists and inventors is Kicad vs Eagle. Both of them are decent programs for designing your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)...
I just designed an alarm clock. This is my attempt to simplify microcontrollers...
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Why didn’t I do it?
Have you learned to create circuit boards yet?
Learn electronics this Christmas.
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Build your own Christmas presents.
See what my student Doug created.
Why do you need to tin?
9 Circuits kit now ships everywhere
The resistors-in-parallel mind tools.
Electronics For Kids available in Korean. Oh yes!
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