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27 Oct 2010

This project is a 2x2W Audio Amplifier based on LA418. This amplifier is very easy to build because it has not complicated parts and will cost around 4$. Check schematic and PCB on the link below.

LA4182 Audio Amplifier 2×2 Watts – [Link]

27 Oct 2010

You may already be familiar with the Larson Scanner kit but this project moves a step further. It is an extendable and expandable version of the open-source Larson Scanner, from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories modified it a bit with some custom wiring and new code to allow a person to link multiple units together.

The Expandable Larson Scanner! – [Link]

27 Oct 2010

This article discuss about power supplies, what a power supply is and about Transformer-based AC/DC converters. Check it out…

A power supply is a device that supplies power to another device, at a specific voltage level, voltage type and current level. For example, when we talk about a 9VDC @ 500mA power supply can provide as much as 500mA of current and the voltage will be at least 9V DC up to that maximum current level.

What is a power supply? Transformer-based AC/DC converters – [Link]

26 Oct 2010

This article investigate the practical and theoretical fundamentals of electronics. It examines how electrons move and how we measure them; how circuits work and what happens when they fail. You will also learn a bit about LED’s. [via]

The Bright Ideas Behind LED’s – [Link]

26 Oct 2010

Using Ponoko.com service you are able to make your own custom lasercut project enclosure for your next electronic project. Some examples of custom enclosures include the SammichSID Synthesizer kit, the Austere Hexahedron custom computer system and the acrylic Arduino case. Check different electronics enclosures on the link below.

Making Enclosures for Electronics with Ponoko – [Link]

25 Oct 2010

This is a nice LCD Java simulator. Check it out!

DjLCDSIM: Javascript LCD simulator – [Link]

25 Oct 2010

This page describes the assembly, programming and use of a device that constantly monitors heart rate and stores the data on an SD memory card. The data can be read from the card, imported into MS Excel (or other programs) for graphing or other analysis. I use this device to track my effort level on bike rides.

Arduino heart rate data logger – [Link]

25 Oct 2010

This is the part 2 (for part 1 refer here) of a series of articles (hosted @ hackaday.com) about programming AVR microcontrollers. This article discuss the hardware needed to transfer the firmware to the chip and make it run. It talks about simple to build parallel programmer and about professional made programmers. It also introduces a simple test circuit and documents the way to make a led blink.

AVR Programming 02: The Hardware – [Link]

25 Oct 2010

A video showing the response of an ADXL203 sensor under various excitations, measured on a HAMEG HM407 oscilloscope.

Measuring acceleration with ADXL203 – [Link]

25 Oct 2010

In this video Nathan Seidle from Sparkfun talks about the beginning of the company on his visit to Google in Mountain View. His talk is very interesting.. check it out

SparkFun Electronics was founded in 2003 by Nathan Seidle. Its first products were Olimex printed circuit boards. The name ‘SparkFun’ came about because one of the founders of SparkFun was testing a development board, and sparks flew out; Fun was chosen because the company’s self-stated aim is to educate people about electronics.

The CEO of SparkFun Electronics talks about the company – [Link]





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