By SC Lim, RH2T Vol.7, Jan11 Power saving, a famous term in modem electronics world, yet one of the elements that ensure your products stand out from the crowd. Hence this tutorial will explore the method to reduce the power
Have you ever tried to solder SMT (Surface Mount Technology) parts? We here at Cytron are getting more and more excited to design using SMD (Surface Mount Device) thanks to the smaller space needed compared to through-hole parts. You should
Cytron received an inquiry from our precious customer today. The question is about measuring water level using Analog Distance Sensor (SN-GP2Y0A21). He (i think is a ‘he’) asked whether the infrared beam will penetrate the water, or instead, reflect by the water surface. That’s an interesting question which has never come over my mind. So I decided to conduct a quick experiment after my lunch.
What can we do with a UC00A besides Serial to USB converter? Let’s start from fulfilling my day dreams. I always wanted to have a device other than mouse and keyboard to control my PC. Okay, it’s not a big deal if we use a microcontroller to commnunicate with the PC through serial interface by using a UC00A. However that’s not what we want to achieve here. We want to do it by using UC00A alone!
How does a lazy guy solder SMD chip when he couldn’t find a suitable SMD to DIP adapter and lazy to fabricate one? Of course one fastest way is to purchase one online. But what if he don’t want to spend money to buy one?