electronics

  • Breadboard Basics

    When working on electronics, a breadboard is one of the most important items in your prototyping toolbox. 

    What is a Breadboard?

    A breadboard is a rectangular plastic box filled with holes, used to test circuits.

    No soldering is actually done on the breadboards, but instead they are used to prototype circuits by poking wires and components through little contact holes to form a complete circuit. Continue reading

  • Which Professions Use Oscilloscopes?

    An oscilloscope is a laboratory instrument commonly used to display and analyse the waveform of electronic signals. In effect, the device draws a graph of the instantaneous signal voltage as a function of time.

    Oscilloscopes are extremely useful for any profession that needs to capture and record an electronic signal. There are a number of jobs which rely on oscilloscopes so we are taking you through just a selection.  Continue reading

  • New Tech Makes Circuit Board That is 90% Recyclable

    Electronic waste is becoming more of a troubling problem with the global volume of electronic waste expected to grow by 33% in the next four years. According to the UN’s ‘Step initiative’ nearly 50m tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide last year, about 7kg for every person on the planet, as old devices were discarded to sit in landfills.

    Even when devices are recycled responsibly, circuit boards in everyday electronics are based on reinforced epoxy glass and solder, which makes it hard for them to be taken apart safely. Continue reading

  • Safety Tips When Soldering

    If you’re tackling an electronics project, you’re tackling soldering as well and done improperly, soldering can be extremely dangerous. Continue reading

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