• Winners Announcement: The 2017 RoadTesters of the Year

    This has been a phenomenal year for the element14 RoadTest program. We began the year focusing on quality improvements and ended the year completing a record number of Roadtests and improved our review completion rate...
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  • The element14 Community 2017 Member Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

      The names were selected, the votes were cast, and now the results are in! Thanks to all the nominees, everyone who voted, and really everyone who contributed in 2017. You all make this community what it is! An...
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  • element 14 Members meet in San Antonio

    Today Millie and I passed through San Antonio Texas and we had the opportunity to meet with genebren and his lovely wife for lunch. This gave us a great chance to compare interests and ideas about electronics. Face to...
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  • Retired, but still working ....

    I love engineering.  I have put in a solid 40 years of work, including a short stint as a self employed consultant and product designer.  About 2 years ago, after taking a deep look at our retirement savings...
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  • Analog System Lab Kit (STEM Product) - Review

    I have reviewed the ASLK Pro from Texas Instruments, developed by TI India, and manufactured by MikroElektronika (www.mikroe.com).   I should note that I classified this "Development Boards & Tools" above, b...
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  • turning a robots head towards your voice

    Just as the amazon echo has an led ring that points to the source of your voice, i would like to drive a stepper motor that turns the robots head.   As this would require a far field microphone array, i have fou...
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  • using a battery powered motor to charge a battery

    so i have been thinking about energy harvesting using a battery powered motor running clockwise on a wheel and having another motor running counter clockwise on the other side of the wheel charging a secondary battery...
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  • Hooking up a 20-pin TFT LCD Screen?

    I have an 5" TFT LCD screen that I pulled out of an old portable TV/Monitor which has a ZIF connector and a 20 pin flat flex cable attached to it. At first I figured I could simply attach this to the display ZIF socke...
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  • Super Glue Gun: The Final Countdown

    We're in the final days of the Super Glue Gun build. There have been trials and tribulations throughout this build, but the end is upon us! We've been listening to your feedback and trying to incorporate some of your ...
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  • Schematic- Wire or Net connection?

    Is there a way to tell which is a wire and which is a net connection in a schematic? I used the "info" button to click on a known connection made with the net tool in a schematic and clicked on a known connection in a...
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  • element14 Essentials: Power III

    element14 Learning Center   Power III: Energy Storage Electronics Sponsored by 1. Introduction | 2. Objectives | 3. Overview | 4. Batteries As Energy Storage Devices | 5. Battery Management | 6. Battery Fuel Ga...
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  • A Hello from an Electronic Novice

    Hello, my name is Nathan. I'm very excited to join this community because I've been thinking of majoring in electrical engineering. I figure that I enjoy doing math (as of right now I'm in calculus 2) and I'm interest...
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  • Win Ben Heck's Portable N64!

    element14's The Ben Heck Show Join the Ben Heck team every week for amazing hacks! Watch them build and mod community-inspired projects using electronics! Back to The Ben Heck Show homepage The Learning Circuit sud...
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  • Challenger kit unboxing!!!

    First of all, big thanks to Element 14 for the opportunity! The kit is awesome and I’m looking forward to using all the components in upcoming projects.   Just a quick update here since the kit has arrived...
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  • System architecture and planning - Pi Chef Challenge Post #2

    Hello!   Busy times here in the household! Wife is very "excited" to finally have a range hood after almost a year without   Edit: Updates on scope of project - Goal: a smart, connected range hood to se...
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  • New Schematic Library Designator and Comment not Visible

    I'm having a problem creating a new schematic library. When I create a new schematic library, a component is automatically created called Component_1. The problem is that the Default Designator and Default Comment in ...
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  • Pi Chef Design Challenge :- Smart Food Scale #1 - Introduction

    This will be a portable and an interactive food scale. A smart internet connected food scale that talks to your mobile phone. Ideal for home kitchen use. Sensitive enough to weigh herbs and spices. It will also have a...
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  • The Ben Heck Show | Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractor Review

    element14's The Ben Heck Show Join the Ben Heck team every week for amazing hacks! Watch them build and mod community-inspired projects using electronics! Back to The Ben Heck Show homepage The Learning Circuit sud...
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  • Have a question about solid state relays and their applications? Ask me!

    If you need help on solid state relays and their applications, please post your question here by hitting "Reply"! Make sure your personal email notifications preference is set up appropriately--so you'll see when ...
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  • Build Idea: Portable SID Music Player

    I like SID Music, so I think that a device that can use or emulate varuse SID Chips to use as a MIDI and/or a Mp3 Player (but for SID Music) would be cool. I think that a MIDI Device would be more practical, but seein...
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