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DOES ANYBODY STILL MAKE THEIR OWN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS?

With all the readily available online sources to get circuit boards printed these days, does anybody still etch their own? What is your DIY process for creating PCBs for your projects? If you get them online, who is your favorite vendor?

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KNOW YOUR BASICS

To master the art of electronics, it's important for you to learn the basics. I'm talking Ohms Law, serial and parallel discrete components, and simple signal sources. This might seem self-evident, but since the introduction of the increasingly popular microcontrollers and standard sensors and effectors, it's possible to create electronic devices without ever touching a capacitor or resistor.

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IDC Wire Connectors - It's what's on the inside that counts. - Think Keystone

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SMARTTHINGS AND THE DEVICE MAKER

How about a home automation platform with a cloud-based development environment that lets you create custom apps and microcontroller-based devices to talk to over Zigbee that you can control with your smartphone.

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Power Re-envisioned with new EVE2 TFT Modules from Newhaven DisplayAdvertisement

Power Re-envisioned with new EVE2 TFT Modules from Newhaven Display

Experience the new EVE2 TFT Module product line from Newhaven Display. Partnered with FTDI/Bridgetek, these modules by Newhaven feature the powerful EVE2 video engine and all its capabilities along with serial (SPI) interface TFTs. These modules are perfect for Human-Machine Interface applications and can easily be driven with low-cost controllers.

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HELP A BROTHER OR SISTER OUT

Stop by our Tech Forum and weigh in. We know y'all got skills and opinions. This is the place to share some knowledge or get some. 

Converting S-Video to Composite Video

 I have a newer HD LED television that does NOT have an S-Video input jack! My old VCR and tapes are all S-VHS, so I need ...
 

Chip Replacement

I have an old guitar “echo” pedal that is dead. After some troubleshooting, it appears the SAD1024 chip in the unit has given up the ghost ...

Low-cost 3D Printers

It appears that 3D printer software can cost between free and several hundred dollars depending on features and capabilities ...

Sharing a Monitor With Two PCs

I have two desktop computers and three monitors. One of the monitors is shared between the two computers depending on which one benefits most at the time. How can I switch it from one PC to the other without disconnecting and moving the cable?

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Using Serial Bluetooth With A Microcontroller

USING SERIAL BLUETOOTH WITH A MICROCONTROLLER

Stream serial data via Bluetooth as an alternative to RS-232 cables and build a Crystal Palace in the process.

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Build A Numitron Clock

Arduino and Raspberry Pi Projects For The Evil GeniusBook Pick Of The Week
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ARDUINO AND RASPBERRY PI PROJECTS FOR THE EVIL GENIUS  

Fiendishly Clever Sensor Projects for Your Arduino and Raspberry Pi!   
 

Build your own electronic gadgets that monitor, measure, and react to the real world! All the programming and electronics essentials you need to build fun and educational sensor-based projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Learn to use touch, temperature, moisture, light, sound, and motion sensors ― even sensors that detect the presence of a human!


Build the Amigo - The Mentor's Friend

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