ARDUINO COMPANION APP FOR ANDROID AND IOS

Arduino Companion is an app for people who are usually on the go and would like to have a full Arduino reference at the palm of their hands anytime and anywhere. And since this is an offline reference you won't need to connect to the web for a quick look.

PCB CIRCUIT DESIGN USING EAGLE

EAGLE is perfect for students and professionals because of its user-friendly interface and lots of features for your simple to hands-down complicated circuit designs. Because of the many things you can do with EAGLE I will not just focus on the tools and the steps that I used in making my VPS and how I did it.

PROJECT 101: VARIABLE DC POWER SUPPLY 1.25-30 VOLTS

A Variable DC Power Supply (VPS) is a device that supplies electric power to an electrical load and, as the name implies, allows the user to vary or change the DC output voltage within the specified voltage ranges. - which is the only difference compared to a Regulated Power Supply that spits out a constant output voltage.

SOLDERING IS EASY

A well-maintained soldering iron is necessary to properly solder your components, this is to make the solder stick to your iron and to the board for faster soldering. Failure to do so will cause the solder not to stick to your 'burnt' iron and may cause overheating your board.

CREATE CIRCUIT SIMULATIONS ON YOUR PHONE WITH ICIRCUIT

iCircuit is an easy to use circuit simulator and editor on your iOS and, recently, Android phone. It's a perfect tool for engineers, students, and hobbyists who are on-the-go and need a quick look at how a circuit works.

Create Circuit Simulations on your Phone with iCircuit

iCircuit is an easy to use circuit simulator and editor on your iOS and, recently, Android phone. It's a perfect tool for engineers, students, and hobbyists who are on-the-go and need a quick look at how a circuit works.



Soldering is Easy

Soldering was the hardest part for me when I first started out on a couple of projects. My soldering iron was always oxidized thus unable to efficiently melt or transfer a solder into the PCB, and uneven blobs of solder in my components. One look at my board and you know it was done by a rookie.

But hey time's have changed after making about five projects, little-by-little my soldering skills had improved.

Etching Your PCB using Toner Transfer Method

Etching and Soldering your PCB sounds difficult to do if you come to think of it. But with a little help from experienced people around and some videos on YouTube I successfully came through this step with minimal effort.





Arduino Companion App for Android and iOS

Since I bought my first arduino and ran a couple of simple projects I've never stopped thinking about what cool inventions I could do with such a small but powerful device!

I'm still in the process of mastering the basic stuff and the programming language so there's a lot more to do.

Luckily while browsing the Play store for some apps I happen to stumble upon this app called "Arduino Companion".

PCB Circuit Design using EAGLE

When I started my first electronics project, A Variable Power Supply, the first thing I did was to draw the schematic diagram of the circuit on pen and paper. Problem arise when I do not know how transfer it on a PCB for etching. That's when I turned to Google to help me. I found this open-source software for PCB designing called EAGLE.

Project 101: Variable DC Power Supply 1.25-30 Volts (Introduction)

A Variable DC Power Supply (VPS) is a device that supplies electric power to an electrical load and, as the name implies, allows the user to vary or change the DC output voltage within the specified voltage ranges.  - which is the only difference compared to a Regulated Power Supply that spits out a constant output voltage.

 A power supply is a must have for any person engaging in any electronics hobby for testing your electronics projects in the future.