Category Archives: Electronics

Component Tester

The microcontroller revolution has accelerated the development of tools available to the electronics industry. Multimeters (recently, DMMs) and oscilloscopes (recently, DSOs) have been a staple of electronics workbenches for decades, along with signal generators, frequency counters, and other specialized tools. … Continue reading

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Homemade Capacitors

Making a working homemade capacitor with mica, aluminum foil, and a 3D printer. Continue reading

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Artifact-Free Metrology!

Today’s CGPM vote means that as of next May 20, all SI units will be defined in terms of natural constants, democratizing SI references. Progress! Continue reading

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JLCPCB

Inexpensive-but-solid custom circuit boards from Shenzhen in a week or two, for $2.00 apiece. Yes, really. Continue reading

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