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Arduino Limit Switch Tutorial

Arduino Limit Switch Tutorial

In this Arduino limit switch tutorial, we’re going to talk about how to use the limit switch within our Arduino projects. The limit switch is a fantastic tool for use in projects that have motion control and automation. The limit switch can be used to tell the Arduino that a stop point has been reached. […]

Arduino Force Sensor Tutorial

Arduino Force Sensor Tutorial

The Arduino force sensor is a super neat sensor that you can use in your projects to measure if something is being pressed upon and to what degree. The force sensor is used in many devices that you might not expect. For example the drum pad! When you tap on a drum pad there is […]

How to use millis Instead of Delay

How to use Millis instead of Delay on the Arduino

Learning how to use millis instead of delay is a key principle for learning the Arduino platform. The delay() function will cause all code executing on the Arduino to come to a complete halt and it will stay halted until the delay function has completed its delay time. We often refer to the delay() function […]

Arduino Button Tutorial

Arduino Button Tutorial

In this beginner series we’re going to go over the basics and need to knows of connecting a button to the Arduino and using it in your sketches. This Arduino button tutorial also covers the basics of the button itself, as it is not always obvious how a button is designed to work under the […]

Building a USB Charger Circuit

USB charger circuit

In this project we’re going to make a USB charger circuit from some simple parts we have lying around the house. A USB charger circuit ouputs a regulated 5V that can be used to power USB devices or even charge mobile phones and other devices. We will step through this build in 4 phases of […]

Oscilloscope Tutorial (Learn the Basics)

oscilloscope tutorial

Oscilloscopes are super handy tools to have around the workshop.  With an oscilloscope you can test electronics and devices to see if they are functioning correctly, and make repairs. In this article and video, we’re going to do a basics 101 oscilloscope tutorial and learn how they work! Watch The Oscilloscope Tutorial Video Let’s start […]

What is a Diode? – Electronics Basics

what is a diode?

In this tutorial we’re going to answer the fundamental question that you’ve all been asking recently, “What is a diode?”  A diode is a fundamental component that is at the very basics of many electronics projects.  Unlike some of the passive components we’ve talked about recently (like resistors), a diode is a semiconductor. And as […]

Voltage Regulator Tutorial

voltage regulator tutorial

A voltage regulator is a super handy electronic component to have in your arsenal. A voltage regulator converts unregulated voltage that could be fluctuating (or is a higher voltage than the device your device needs to operate) and converts it to a perfectly stable voltage that won’t change even if the input changes.  In this […]

How to Use a Multimeter (Tutorial)

Many of you may not be familiar with just how handy a multimeter can be! A multimeter is a handy electronics meter that test voltage, resistance, and continuity in its most basic form.  More advanced multimeters can even measure capacitance and temperature. In this tutorial, we’re going learn the basics of how to use a […]

Arduino: Blinking an LED

Arduino Blinking and LED

After my last video introducing the Arduino, some of you commented that you needed an example of how the Arduino works that is super simple to understand. So in this video we’re going to do the absolute simplest of projects. We’re going to be blinking an LED! Arduino: Blinking an LED Video We’ve made detailed […]