• Electronics

Assembling your Picade - 2015 edition

by Philip Howard

Complete build instructions for the Picade kit

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  10 min read

  • Electronics

The Humble Shift Register

by Philip Howard

Learn how to use the Shift Register, a great starter IC that turns 3 IO pins into 8 or more!

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  10 min read

  • LEDs
  • Hacking
  • Electronics

The Resistor LED

by Philip Howard

Learn how to pair an LED and a resistor into a super useful circuit debugging companion.

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  6 min read

  • Electronics

Resistor Basics

by Jonathan Williamson

Resistors work by absorbing electrical energy and then releasing it as heat.

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  2 min read

  • Electronics

Let There Be Light

by Philip Howard

Lighting an LED isn't as simple as it looks. Find out how to calculate the correct resistor values and identify the Anode and Cathode of an LED.

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  10 min read

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Electronics

Introducing Voltage Regulators

by Philip Howard

Learn the basics of voltage regulators and how and where to use them in your circuits.

Tutorial  –  Intermediate  –  4 min read

  • LEDs
  • Hacking
  • Electronics

Inline Resistor Network

by Philip Howard

Learn how to create a network of 8 inline resistors, great for building tidy mini breadboard circuits

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read

  • Electronics

Anatomy of a Mini Breadboard

by Philip Howard

The breadboard is one of the most essential tools in a makers amada. Find out a little about its humble origins, and exactly how to use one.

Tutorial  –  Easy  –  4 min read