Monthly Archives: September 2011

Neutrinos: Everything you need to know

  newscientist.com writes: What exactly are they? With a neutral charge and nearly zero mass, neutrinos are the shadiest of particles, rarely interacting with ordinary matter and slipping through our bodies, buildings and the Earth at a rate of trillions per second. First predicted in 1930 by Wolfgang Pauli, who won a Nobel prize forRead More

IR protocol analyzer

ostan.cz writes: IR protocol analyzer is a universal application for automatic decoding several types of infrared remote control protocol packets. The application uses microphone input of a soundcard to capture infrared signal from a remote control. As a consequence, the hardware receiver is minimalistic and easy to build; just plug a phototransistor to input ofRead More

Line follower simulator

Line follower simulator. [via] A model of differential driven wheeled robot is implemented. The width of the line sensor, the line sensor position and the wheel gauge (distance between the two wheels) can be adjusted. Apart from the geometry settings, there is also a possibility to adjust the motor behavior. The “acceleration

Experimenter's I/O board

This articles describes about making a general purpose I/O board that is easy to construct and is very useful for rapid prototyping of microcontroller-based projects. The board basically contains the most frequently used I/O devices and peripherals such as LCD, EEPROM, tact switches, LEDs, buzzer, etc. All the necessary pins of the devices on theRead More

Experimenter’s I/O board

This articles describes about making a general purpose I/O board that is easy to construct and is very useful for rapid prototyping of microcontroller-based projects. The board basically contains the most frequently used I/O devices and peripherals such as LCD, EEPROM, tact switches, LEDs, buzzer, etc. All the necessary pins of the devices on theRead More

Breadboard modules for rapid prototyping of microcontroller projects

Breadboards are a great tool for designing and testing electronics circuits. Here Embedded Lab suggest some plug-in modules that would make your breadboarding life easier. These modules serve very common functions but their use will not only reduces the number of wire connections on breadboard, but also expedite your prototyping and makes debugging of theRead More

AKTAKOM AWG – The Series of Affordable Waveform Function Generators

Aktakom redefines the meaning of the functional yet affordable arbitrary waveform function generators by introducing to the market the newest series of inexpensive generators that feature the latest DDS technology        Miami Fl., September 27, 2011 – T&M Atlantic, distributor of the test and measurement equipment today unveiled a new series of waveform function generatorsRead More

Explaining solar cells

As renewable energy is becoming integrated into our everyday lives, new terms such as solar panel, photovoltaic and solar cell are more common and new devices, such as outdoor LED lighting are using this technology. The sun emits many forms of radiation. The best way to describe this is that there are ‘waves’ of energyRead More

Texas Instruments Completes Acquisition of National Semiconductor

    Rich Templeton,  Chairman, President and CEO Texas Instruments writes: Dear Valued Customer, In April I wrote to inform you of an agreement by which Texas Instruments would purchase National Semiconductor. Today, I’m happy to report, we have closed the deal, making Texas Instruments and National one company. So what can our customers expect?Read More

How To Repair Damaged Cables

Laptop power chargers and USB cables always break at the same point and once they do, it’s not long before they stop working altogether. Here are instructions to show you how to repair this problem quickly and very easily using sugru. Why use sugru ? sugru will bond to the cable and the power block.Read More