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Power Dissipation in Circuits
Power Dissipation in Circuits

In normal conversation, power is often interchanged with a lot of similar but actually ...

In normal conversation, power is often interchanged with a lot of similar but actually different words - energy is a big one. Power is the amount ...

In normal conversation, power is often interchanged with a lot of similar but actually different words - energy is a big one. Power is the amount of energy that is expended ...

LEDs and Forward Voltage
LEDs and Forward Voltage

I have to admit, I’m biased. I think LEDs are awesome. But, really, the reason I’m biased ...

I have to admit, I’m biased. I think LEDs are awesome. But, really, the reason I’m biased and love them so much is because they’re just so cool. ...

I have to admit, I’m biased. I think LEDs are awesome. But, really, the reason I’m biased and love them so much is because they’re just so cool. I’ve found that as I replaced ...

Voltage and Current Sources
Voltage and Current Sources

Every circuit has a power source, or else it won’t do much. While the actual power source ...

Every circuit has a power source, or else it won’t do much. While the actual power source can vary wildly, they all fit under the two general ...

Every circuit has a power source, or else it won’t do much. While the actual power source can vary wildly, they all fit under the two general titles of “voltage source” or ...

Basics of Potentiometers
Basics of Potentiometers

Potentiometers. Pots. Trimmers. Rheostats. If you’ve done very much with electronics, ...

Potentiometers. Pots. Trimmers. Rheostats. If you’ve done very much with electronics, you’ve heard at least a couple of these words. Maybe you’ve ...

Potentiometers. Pots. Trimmers. Rheostats. If you’ve done very much with electronics, you’ve heard at least a couple of these words. Maybe you’ve heard them interchangeably and ...

Band Gap and Semiconductor Current Carriers
Band Gap and Semiconductor Current Carriers

If we recall some basic topics in chemistry, we’ll remember that all atoms consist of ...

If we recall some basic topics in chemistry, we’ll remember that all atoms consist of neutrons, protons, and electrons, except for a normal ...

If we recall some basic topics in chemistry, we’ll remember that all atoms consist of neutrons, protons, and electrons, except for a normal hydrogen atom which doesn’t have a ...

Parallel and Series Resistors
Parallel and Series Resistors

One would think that, if you need a specific resistance, you would find a resistor of that ...

One would think that, if you need a specific resistance, you would find a resistor of that resistance and you’d never have to worry about putting ...

One would think that, if you need a specific resistance, you would find a resistor of that resistance and you’d never have to worry about putting multiple resistors together. ...

Basics of Semiconductors
Basics of Semiconductors

Before semiconductor devices existed, vacuum tubes were the only devices available for ...

Before semiconductor devices existed, vacuum tubes were the only devices available for signal amplification, switching, and other applications. ...

Before semiconductor devices existed, vacuum tubes were the only devices available for signal amplification, switching, and other applications. Though vacuum tubes are ...

Multimeter 101
Multimeters 101

Multimeters are used by anyone who deals with electricity. They’re very versatile and can ...

Multimeters are used by anyone who deals with electricity. They’re very versatile and can be used to characterize an embedded system or ...

Multimeters are used by anyone who deals with electricity. They’re very versatile and can be used to characterize an embedded system or troubleshoot a non-functioning lightbulb ...

Classification of Semiconductors
Classification of Semiconductors

We are going to have a quick discussion of the two classifications of semiconductors, which ...

We are going to have a quick discussion of the two classifications of semiconductors, which will help us understand the basics of semiconductors ...

We are going to have a quick discussion of the two classifications of semiconductors, which will help us understand the basics of semiconductors better.

How to use a Breadboard
How to use a Breadboard

With the amount of fully functional development boards out there, it’s possible that you ...

With the amount of fully functional development boards out there, it’s possible that you won’t use a breadboard very often. However, if you spend ...

With the amount of fully functional development boards out there, it’s possible that you won’t use a breadboard very often. However, if you spend enough time in electronics, ...

Oscilloscopes 101
Oscilloscopes 101

Despite the fact that there are many, many buttons on an oscilloscope, if you keep things ...

Despite the fact that there are many, many buttons on an oscilloscope, if you keep things simple and ignore what you don’t need, they’re not too ...

Despite the fact that there are many, many buttons on an oscilloscope, if you keep things simple and ignore what you don’t need, they’re not too bad to use. Let’s go over what ...

Power and Phase
Power and Phase

There are two different ways to look at phases. First, it’s when voltages are out of phase ...

There are two different ways to look at phases. First, it’s when voltages are out of phase from each other, such as with 3 phase power, and ...

There are two different ways to look at phases. First, it’s when voltages are out of phase from each other, such as with 3 phase power, and second, when voltage is out of phase ...

Difference Between AC and DC Electricity
The Difference Between AC and DC Electricity

Let’s talk about DC versus AC electricity, the difference between them, and some pros and ...

Let’s talk about DC versus AC electricity, the difference between them, and some pros and cons of each. DC stands for direct current, which is ...

Let’s talk about DC versus AC electricity, the difference between them, and some pros and cons of each. DC stands for direct current, which is easy to remember that the current ...

What is Electricity
What is Electricity?

We’d like to delve more into electrons and how they are related to electricity. First, ...

We’d like to delve more into electrons and how they are related to electricity. First, perhaps the most important thing you should understand ...

We’d like to delve more into electrons and how they are related to electricity. First, perhaps the most important thing you should understand about electrons is that they hate ...

Benjamin Franklin & Static Electricity
Benjamin Franklin & Static Electricity

Understanding the basics of what electricity is can really help anybody learning about ...

Understanding the basics of what electricity is can really help anybody learning about electronics, circuit design, power engineering, and so on. ...

Understanding the basics of what electricity is can really help anybody learning about electronics, circuit design, power engineering, and so on. So, let’s start with a little ...

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