Electrical Links

  • General knowledge – http://eewiki.net
  • various guides – http://www.circuitrework.com/guides/guides.shtml
  • Stores
    • http://www.mcmaster.com
    • http://www.mouser.com
    • http:// www.jameco.com
    • http:// www.newark.com
    • http:// www.digikey.com
    • http:// www.alliedelec.com
    • http:// www.allelectronics.com
    • http:// www.sparkfun.com
  • Soldering
  • Micro Controller Boards
    • Apollo
    • Banana Pi – http://www.bananapi.org/p/product.html
    • Raspberry Pi B+ http://www.raspberrypi.org/products/model-b-plus/
    • Arduino (many) http://www.arduino.cc/
    • Teensy – can act as USB device such as keyboard
    • Gateworks Ventana GW5510 – HDMI in/out
    • Trinket – https://www.adafruit.com/products/2000
      • battery board – https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pro-trinket-lipoly-slash-liion-backpack
  • Wires
    • https://learn.adafruit.com/wires-and-connections
  • Power supplies – http://www.bkprecision.com/support/downloads/power-supply-guide.html
  •  Batteries
    • https://learn.adafruit.com/all-about-batteries
    • https://learn.adafruit.com/li-ion-and-lipoly-batteries
  • Fuses
    • Where to put them, when to use them – http://robohub.org/where-to-place-fuses-and-how-to-protect-your-robot-and-motors/
  • Chips, sensors, etc for boards
    • Navio – http://www.emlid.com/shop/navio/#Tutorials
  • PCB boards
  • Capacitive touch – http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slaa576/slaa576.pdf
  • Resistive touch sensors
    • http://www.canatu.com/resistive-touch-sensors/
  •  Radios
    • xBee/ZigBee
    • Video TX/RX
      • More radio – http://www.helipal.com/boscam-5-8ghz-fpv-system-ts382-tx-rx832-rx-600mw.html
      • Shorter range – http://www.helipal.com/boscam-5-8ghz-fpv-system-ts350-tx-10mw.html
      • More radios – http://hobbywireless.com/
      • More radios – http://www.horizonhobby.com/
      • 5.8GHz comparison video – http://youtu.be/j6LuEhuU-l8
      • 2.4GHz comparison video – http://youtu.be/dNJzDeYqCSM
    • Antennas
      • Types and radiation patterns: http://blog.oscarliang.net/linear-circular-polarized-antenna-fpv/
        • Same? http://rcexplorer.se/educational/2011/08/circular-polarization-explained/
      • Polarization info: http://www.astronwireless.com/topic-archives-antennas-polarization.asp
      • Choosing an antenna: http://videoaerialsystems.com/how-to-choose-an-antenna/
      • Math: http://www.antenna-theory.com/basics/polarization.php
      • Descriptions: http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/antennas/dipole/dipole.php
      • Reading a datasheet: http://linxtechnologies.com/blog/how-to-read-and-understand-an-antenna-data-sheet/
    • Power supply
      • http://www.bkprecision.com/products/power-supplies/9110-100w-multi-range-60v-5a-dc-power-supply.html
      • 9335-ps   http://www.mpja.com/Benchtop-Power-Supplies/products/2/
    • Eagle CAD
      • basic tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL868B73617C6F6FAD
      • http://www.build-electronic-circuits.com/eagle-cad/
    • Software links
      • http://fritzing.org/about/comparison
      • circuit simulators
        • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_free_electronics_circuit_simulators
        • http://sourceforge.net/directory/science-engineering/eda/os:windows/freshness:recently-updated/
      • 123D Circuits
        • https://123d.circuits.io/
        • http://www.instructables.com/id/Zero-to-Breadboard-Simulation/?ALLSTEPS