there are a lot of simple functions that peiople do with microcontrollers, but most of them ycould be done wit hlogic gates or a 555 timer. How about showing us some common solutions for simple electronic tasks like a light timer, Dimming circuit or an led blinker.
Just done with basic electronics instead of MCUs.
Especially those that serve real world purposes, like a nightlight that turns itself off after a given amount of time.
...Is there something I've covered more generally in a previous episode that you would like to see covered more in depth?...
Some of your earlier episodes may benefit from a bit of added 'visualisation', now that you have your oscilloscope to poke and probe circuits with. This could be live in the video or via scope screenshots added as images as supplemental content.
...What else would you like to see an episode about?...
How about an episode or two relating to battery / solar powered circuits. Could include the likes of:
- battery level monitors
- power packs
- low power consumption circuits
- auto power off timer circuits
- ideas to extend battery life in portable projects
May help fuel people's imaginations for hand-held/portable gadgets.
The joule thief circuit you introduced in episode 39 would be an example of this type of thing.
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I think that there are many different sensors that you could cover. Maybe cover classes of sensors.
Maybe interfaces like I2C, SPI, One-wire.
Or are you limiting Learning Circuit to lower level less integrated components/topics?
Related to this could be some episodes on safely interfacing sensors and actuators to popular microcontrollers and single board computers.
Over the last 2+ years of The Learning Circuit, I've done a lot of general overviews of components commonly used in electronics. In recent episodes, I've been digging a little deeper into some of those components. Lately, that's been specific ICs like decade counters and shift registers. (spoilers!)
What I want to know, is where should I go next? What else would you like to see an episode about? Is there something I've covered more generally in a previous episode that you would like to see covered more in depth? Is there something I haven't covered before that you'd like to see in a future episode? My episodes usually come in pairs, with one lesson episode, followed by another that uses that lesson in a practical application. So preferably something that could follow that format.
Tell me what you'd like to see on upcoming The Learning Circuit videos, I'd love to hear your ideas!