Last super bowl Sunday, instead of checking the game, Mattw decided to extend a design and make a PCB of a trinket clone. Mattw altered a trinket clone design by MorganPenfieldRedfield to shrink it do...(See More)
This question is popular among beginners…
QUESTION: “Should I use through-hole or surface mount? What’s the difference?”
OYVIND: Through-hole components have pins that go through the board...(See More)
In the manufacturing process of MCPCB/Aluminium PCB, people should pay attention to the artwork manufacturing, material preparation, image transferring, etching, surface treatment and profile, etc.
Every EE knows the special agony of ordering a custom PCB for prototyping--the process can take weeks, and a single mistake can mean an annoying delay in production. Roccio Tuccio struggled with the s...(See More)
We received many messages from electronics Makers asking for PCB making tips. In order to help them successfully etch their circuit board at home, we present this step-by-step home PCB etching tutoria...(See More)
Occasionally when a device breaks, the defect is obvious. Whether it is a blown fuse or a defective capacitor, generally the easy to see stuff is easy to fix. When a problem is more subtle, or when do...(See More)
Last week I got the idea that I wanted to build a prototype circuit board that would tell me when to water my plants. I got the idea from an interview I did with Massimo Banzi (co-founder of Arduino)....(See More)
Step up your game with some PCB 101 at home.
So you’ve spent weeks designing some IoT gadget, the breadboard is packed with countless jumper wires and you carefully test that it works, hoping th...(See More)
We have covered many do it yourself PCBs before, but this video guide adds an easy way to sink heat from high power devices, which we think you might find handy.
It is a very simple process tha...(See More)
PCBs are the basis of all electronics designs. They allow complex designs to be manufactured in a reliable and repeatable way. While the manufacture of PCBs is typically handled by a PCB fabricator, i...(See More)