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Month: May 2014

Free Circuit Design and Simulation?

What happens when a bunch of makers and hackers decide that they need multiplatform schematic capture, spice simulation and PCB layout and don’t like the idea of having to pay lots of money to buy a huge software suite and

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Getting Kids Interested in Electronics

When I was a kid, my parents got me the 300-In-1 Electronic Project Lab from Radio Shack. Elenco now makes similar units. Although this really kickstarted my interest in electronics (and a 30+ year career), the springs would get bent out

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What is 123D Circuits?

With 123D Circuits you can design in a familiar breadboard view and the app will guide you to make professional printed circuit boards with built in layout tools. When you’re done just click to have your boards professionally manufactured and

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Win a free Baofeng GT-3 Dual Band Ham Radio!

Win a free Baofeng GT-3! Just join the forum at http://www.radioddity.com/forum/ and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free Baofeng GT-3 dual band HT! A new radio given away each month to a member of the pool that

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Web Based Volt / Amp / Watt Hour Meter

Our Watt Hour meter project, designed for Solar / Wind power systems, and Ham radio applications is getting a new interface. Upgraded with a Ethernet or WiFi card, you can now monitor your power system with a laptop or smartphone.

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Creating a ATX Bench Power Supply

Need a good 12v / 5v / 3.3v power supply for projects? A 400 watt supply can provide about 23 amps at 12.5 vdc or so. If you have an old computer supply laying around, you may be all set.

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