Soldering surface mount components by hand can be done, but reflow soldering in an oven is much quicker and produces more consistent results. Building a microprocessor controlled reflow oven is well within the abilities and budget of many hobbyists.
February 05, 2016 by Charles R. Hampton
In the systems where custom sensors are required, it's imperative that the designer quantifies the environmental, mechanical, electrical, and magnetic parameters of the entire system so that a sensor which meets those operating conditions can be selected.
January 14, 2016 by Gwenn Gmeinder, Littelfuse
The FRDM-K64F is a development platform which utilises the MK64FN1M0VLL12 microcontroller. This tutorial includes how to download a simple blinky example onto the FRDM-K64F using the ARM mbed online IDE and KEIL MDK. Details of the GPIO module configuration are included.
December 17, 2015 by Elliott Smith
The digital inputs and outputs (digital I/O) on the Arduino are what allow you to connect sensors, actuators, and other ICs to the Arduino . Learning how to use the inputs and outputs will allow you to use the Arduino to do some really useful things, such as reading switch inputs, lighting indicators, and controlling relay outputs.
June 05, 2015 by Tim Youngblood