Sometimes the hardest lessons are the ones you have to learn multiple times. When getting started with Electronics circuits, there’s a handful of things that can ruin a day (or experiment.) Here are 6 mistakes I made when I got started, and mistakes I see in the beginner classes I teach.
In the past couple of months, AddOhms has caught a little bit of a following. Nearly every day I have new questions coming my way. I decided to it was time to address a couple of really good questions in a video response. Ironically, in the video I mentioned giving “behind the scenes” info with each video. However, for this one, I don’t really have any. I can say that the next video is going…
The idea for AddOhms #8 has been around for quite some time. I’m always trying to find ways to explain why current limiting resistors are necessary. So while working in the shop one day, I decided to play with some LEDs and a bench-power supply. Then I decided to record what happens.
Based on a question from Andrew on the initial Multitasking with millis() tutorial, this example shows how to create a Police-Light like strobe effect. The following code uses no calls to delay().
Mixed Signal Integration has a cool little chip that has 7 built-in bandpass filters. Run an audio signal through it and you have an instant audio spectrum analyzer! This is a simple spectrum analyzer based on an Arduino. Each of the 5 LEDs represent a single section of the chip’s 7 sections of audio spectrum.