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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Hardware Book - HwB

Hardware Book. Internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions. Connectors, Pinouts for connectors, buses, Cables, How to build serial cables and many other cables. Adapters How to build adapters. tables with info. like AWG.

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

Some Topics
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Binary conversion
  • Serial Port Loopback (9 CheckIt)
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Labcenter Electronics - Proteus Design Suite

The Proteus Design Suite is wholly unique in offering the ability to co-simulate both high and low-level micro-controller code in the context of a mixed-mode SPICE circuit simulation. With this Virtual System Modelling facility, you can transform your product design cycle, reaping huge rewards in terms of reduced time to market and lower costs of development.

Labcenter Electronics - Proteus Design Suite

Co-simulation of microprocessor software within a mixed mode SPICE simulator.
  • Available for PIC, 8051, AVR, HC11, ARM7/LPC2000 and Basic Stamp processors
  • See your code interact with simulated hardware in real-time.
  • Interactive peripheral models for displays, keypads, etc.
  • Over 8000 analogue and digital device models.
  • Extensive single step and debugging facilities including system wide diagnostics.
  • Works with popular compilers and assemblers.
Labcenter Electronics - Proteus Design Suite

Proteus Virtual System Modelling (VSM) combines mixed mode SPICE circuit simulation, animated components and microprocessor models to facilitate co-simulation of complete microcontroller based designs. For the first time ever, it is possible to develop and test such designs before a physical prototype is constructed.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

PCBWay - PCB and Assembly Services

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PCBWay -  PCB  and Assembly Services

PCBWay is a PCB manufacturer in China. They offer the most cost-effective PCB prototype services. The also manufacture larger quantities and provide product assembly services.

PCBWay -  PCB  and Assembly Services

Axiom: 100kW motor controller

It is a 3 phase motor controller. It takes a DC voltage and generates 3 sinewaves for driving a motor, conceptually similar to those small ESC for drones and bikes. The difference is that this particular setup can safely work with a 400V battery, flowing 300Amps all year long.

"In order to give support to many electronic enthusiasts who want to build projects but do not have enough money, PCBWay is the first manufacturer who gives them at a low price."

Six reasons why PCBWay is the best PCB manufacturer

Considering a large proportion of electronics enthusiasts are students or beginners, PCBWay has created dedicated channels for sponsorship to encourage these electronics enthusiasts to create their own projects. PCBWay has sponsored more than 1000 projects so far which include robots, rockets, racing cars and so on. PCBWay has also sponsored Makerfaire, SHA2017 and other activities.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

"Fritzing is an EDA - Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard.."

Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

"in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing."

Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

What do you get? The ultimate beginners book teaches you everything you need to know through a series of practical--yet playful--exercises. And that playfulness is the key! There is a paper robot who can turn his head; a fortune teller who is (of course) never wrong (no guarantee on that); a dinosaur who relays the news on your Twitter stream and a pong game on a big LED matrix display.

Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

Fritzing's goal is to provide easy tools for documenting and sharing physical computing projects, producing layouts for Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and teaching electronics.

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Museum Of Electricity - Charles Brush

    Yes, there were electric lights powered by central stations before Edison's! Carbon arc lamps saw extensive use throughout the USA and the world from the late 1870s on. - Charles Brush

    Museum Of Electricity - Charles Brush

    The General Electric Company was formed in 1892. It was the result of a meger between the Edison General electric Company and the Thomson-Houston Company, which themselves incorporated several other companies.

    Museum Of Electricity - Charles Brush

    Electricity, technology, and lots of arcs and sparks!

    Museum Of Electricity contains Vintage Electrical and Historical images and description. They include the Edison Lamp, Tesla Coils, Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity and the .....

    Amazing Jacob's Ladder

    So how do they work?  First two conductive metal rods are positioned in a rough “V” shape with a slight space between them at the base.  A sufficient voltage differential is provided from a high voltage transformer to breakdown the air in the gap between the rods.

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    Single Digit Voltmeter with LM311

    I wanted to design a logic probe as a tutorial, but there were many good ones in the web so i have tried to design a single digit voltmeter. This circuit is a design, i am unable to test it now, later if i test it and find mistakes i will update this page. You can help me by pointing out the errors.

    Single Digit Voltmeter with LM311

    First bear it in mind that it is a single digit voltmeter which is 0-9 counts only on the positive side, that is it can measure +0 to +9V DC +/- 1V error. That may not be practical for the cost of the components above. It may be used as a toy logic probe. The reason for the circuit is not for usage, but to give design ideas. The methodology used is Gut Feel - Thumb Rule method.

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Lauriers Handy Dandy Little Circuits

    A site for electronic hobbyists, includes all kinds of small electronics hobby circuits. Now in the wayback archive.

    Some of the Projects are Temperature Controlled Soldering Iron, Digital Capacitance Meter, DC Power Supply, Six-digit Freg.Counter, RPM Meter, Wirekess Remote Control Switching.

    Lauriers Handy Dandy Little Circuits

    Some circuits are Microphone Pre-amplifiers, FM Transmitters, Transistor tester, Phono Pre-amp to Sound card, Signal function generator, Car Pseudo Alarm project,  Percussion Generators, Audio Equalizer and Metering a Power Supply.

    Laurier Gendron, Coquitlam, B.C., Canada.

    Elliott Sound Products - The Audio Pages

    There is a very wide range of power amplifiers, preamps, guitar/ bass amplifiers, studio equipment, effects, and other projects to build, including loudspeakers, subwoofers, and many others

    Elliott Sound Products - The Audio Pages

    Elliott Sound Products - The Audio Pages

    • Projects - Complete listing of ESP's free project and design articles
    • Articles - Informative articles about audio, building projects, and electronics in general
    • Buy PCBs for ESP Projects - boards supplied have very comprehensive documentation.
    ESP Resource of Rod Elliott - The above pages has many useful ideas and practical tips - delabs

    It is by Hobby and DIY - Do it Yourself, Education Starts even without books. Then you need to read to enhance your abilities to Design your own.

    In order to compensate or enhance your education, you need to work at a small shop as an apprentice even as a student, not for the sake of project work alone. An Evening job at a factory or a home mini workshop-lab is very essential for obtaining the skills - Solderman 1702

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