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Category: Circuits

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Scrappy Circuits

Hack dollar-store tea lights to make affordable electronics modules for learning.
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Program a Light-Up Felt Menorah

Give Hanukkah a high tech spin this year by crafting a menorah out of felt and circuits. Each candle will light up on its own when added to the candelabra.
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Pro Tip: Ecad.io Converts PCB Designs to 3D Models

If you’re looking for a free and easy tool to convert ECAD to MCAD, then ecad.io is what you’re looking for.
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Autodesk Acquires Eagle for PCB Design

Autodesk expands its cadre of useful digital tools by acquiring EAGLE, a popular free to use print circuit board (PCB) site.
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What Shape of LED Should I Use for My Project?

There’s a wide variety of LEDs on the market, in different shapes and sizes. Choose your LED with these things in mind.
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Hold This Smart Business Card to See Your Heart Beat

You can get a lot of quick info from a business card — name, job title, contact info — and now you can also see your heart beat.
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Troubleshoot Circuitry with DIY Magnified Thermal Imaging

Circuit parts are getting smaller, but our eyes and fingers can only troubleshoot so much. Find the issue with a thermal camera and a special lense.
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How and When to Use Protoboard

If you’re ready to finalize a breadboarded circuit, but not quite ready to create a printed circuit board, then your next step is protoboard.
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Design Circuits in a Flash with Web-Based Circuit Simulator

Occasionally, I’ll find myself trying to describe how a circuit works, and pencil and paper just won’t cut it. I need to show them not just how the circuit diagram looks, but how the voltage and current flows through the various components…

Sculptural Clocks Are Perfect Fusion of Analog and Digital

Bernie Rohde became obsolete as a TV repairman almost 30 years ago, having only gone to school for analog appliance repair. To catch up to a growing tech world, he decided to teach himself how to build digital circuits. He liked to play around with com…