Hobby Projects - Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NoccyLabs - Electronics and microcontrollers

A Reference and Dictionary of electronic circuits, microcontrollers and other chips. Basic Theory and Components too.

NoccyLabs - Electronics and microcontrollers

Here you can find some information and experiments on the TI Launchpad - MSP430 series, Atmel AVR/Arduino and Microchip PICkit2 / PIC16F series.

MSP430 LaunchPad and Value Line MCUs provide a complete development environment to enable applications including 3D glasses, gaming controls, touch sensing, smoke/fire detectors, wireless networking and more.

LaunchPad development kit

The LaunchPad development kit is a MSP430 MCU Value Line kit. The open source kit includes all of the hardware and software needed to easily launch designs based on TI’s MSP430 Value Line MCUs, they offer up to 10X performance and 10X battery life over 8-bit MCUs. LaunchPad supports rapid prototyping and development by allowing developers to quickly drop-in MSP430 Value Line MCUs to evaluate, program or debug devices.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Grathio Labs of Steve Hoefer

Steve Hoefer, the main brain behind Grathio Labs. A freelance problem solver and writer. Active in the Open Source software and hardware.

Grathio Labs of Steve Hoefer

The Secret Knock Detecting Lock unlocks your door when it detects the correct knocking sequence.

Secret Knock Detecting Lock

Secret Knock Detecting Lock

Friday, May 18, 2012

Measureall Workbench Test Instrument

This was a Student Project of mine, it is a very basic instruments that could do most of the tasks on a test bench.

The cabinet used, was available as a part of a Hi-Fi DIY System, The Range and Mode switches were Modular Stackable Interlocked MultiPole Switches. The rest of the Interface were wirewound pots, jacks, sockets and plugs. The front panel was Engraved Acrylic, the panel was the toughest issue we tackled.

I wanted it to look well engineered, at least on the outside. It was a total analog instrument except for the digital indication of ICL7107. Thanks to 'Intersil Hot Ideas' Applications Book.

The above belong to an instrument Measureall shown below.

MeasureAll Benchtop Instrument

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Farnell - Electronic Electrical Components

Farnell - Electronic Electrical Components

"Farnell is a world-leading supplier of electronic components, electronic parts and wholesale electronics including connectors, capacitors, semiconductors, resistors and more"

Farnell can supply you with electrical parts including capacitors, transistors, resistors, diodes, fuses, integrated circuits, semiconductors, transformers and many more electrical items and components.

element14 - Electronic Engineering Solutions for the Design Engineer Community

CadSoft EAGLE V6 introduces a new XML database structure that you can easily import or
export data files to and from other CAD programs.

CadSoft EAGLE Design Competition - element14

CadSoft EAGLE PCB Design Software - Layout Editor

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

RS Components - Equipment Tools Parts

RS Components - Equipment Tools Parts

"RS Components is the UKs largest Industrial Products Catalogue and Data Library on-line. Offering secure on-line ordering with same day despatch for Books, Cables & Connectors, Consumables, Electrical, Electronic, Health & Safety, IT, Mechanical , Office Equipment, Power Supplies, ecomm and Measurement, and Tools.

Service engineers tool kit

RS Components International

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc.