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How To : Solder a resistor to an LED

A basic instruction for electronic enthusiasts. I use an RGB LED and a 510 ohm resistor as I may change from 6 to 9 volts later, but with my LEDs i could go as low as 330 ohms. I sacrifice some brightness for the sake of longer life. To choose your resistor, the value in ohms ...more

How To : Wire a 555 timer chip for PWM

This demonstrates how to wire a 555 timer chip for Pulse Width Modulation. Items used: solderless breadboard, 555 chip, 510 ohm resistor, 100k ohm variable resistor, 1 RGB LED at 20-25ma, wires, and 9v battery. And those vertical lines are what i mean in terms of what you can ...more

How To : Use a wire wrap tool instead of soldering

This video offers instructions on how to use a wire wrap (or wirewrap) tool, an excellent and underrated alternative to soldering. It's particularly useful when prototyping as wirewraps can be undone quickly using the short end of the tool (though this particular process isn't ...more

News : The Best Smart LED Lighting for the Smart Home

One of the latest home-improvement gadgets out there today, smart lighting, has become more popular as prices come down. That being said, its still quite a penny to shell out. In this article, I'll go through a few of the top products out there today, including the Philips Hue ...more

How To : Enable the Hidden Notification LED on Your Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 uses an Ambient Display notification system that was heavily inspired by the Active Display feature on the Moto X. Essentially, the device shows a black-and-white version of the lock screen whenever you receive a new notification or pick the phone up. This is all m ...more

How To : 5 Ways Android Can Lead to Better Sleep

We spend over 30 percent of our lifetimes sleeping—yet it never seems like enough, does it? Distractions ranging from work issues to personal relationships keep our minds racing well after they should be shutting down for the night, and the onset of smartphones has only added ...more

How To : The 5 Best Phones for Social Media Addicts

In 2017, four of the top six iOS apps were social media apps. With users spending on average 40 minutes a day in apps such as YouTube and Instagram, it has become an important aspect of our phone usage. And just like with gaming and streaming movies, there are some phones bett ...more

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