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Transform small Arduino protoboard project in a final solution

I am collecting data on consumption and solar production and I centralize it in a Raspberry with Openhab. Now I want to connect to Smart Grid Ready and/or Power Control of a Panasonic Aquarea ...
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Flashing an LED with Schmitt trigger

I'm trying to build the above circuit, which is supposed to flash an LED with a schmitt trigger (with the possibility to vary the frequency with the knob of the 47kOhm potentiometer). I don't have a ...
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Power issues on TTL circuit

I am building a homebrew 8-bit computer on breadoards and PCBs with TTL logic IC's (LS, HCT and ALS families). This is a small portion of the circuit (3 modules): I'm using an ordinary phone charger ...
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Can problems arise from mixing 2.5mm pin pitch components with 2.54mm through-hole protoboards?

I am new to electronics and from what I understand, most protoboards seem to be standardized on a 2.54mm (0.1") pin pitch. I am also aware that there are through-hole components which are manufactured ...
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How to get rectangular angles for point to point wiring on a protoboard

I'm intending to solder several protoboards in a few weeks when I get all my materials. I was wondering what is the best way to keep the rectangular angles (so it looks similar to the picture below, ...
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How to ground electronics correctly

I'm at the stage where I'm moving a project off of a breadboard and on to proto board but i'm unsure if I should tie all of the grounds together. Is there any reason I shouldn't? It's basically 3 ...
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Questions about prototyping a DMX Splitter

Original schematics I want to make the following DMX Splitter: Credits by J. Mack, see Full article: DMX Splitter Changes Changes made by me (with help of Maple, Transistor and many others, thanks ...
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Is it normal/common to use this way of connecting point to point wire?

I want to make a circuit and am uncertain if the following is feasible/common and if there are better solution. From the pin headers (the light blue circles), e.g. GndIn (upper yellow circle), I want ...
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How to stack protoboards solidly?

I have an enclosure and want to add some protoboards inside it. I can place two next to each other, but since I'm a bit out of space I think it's best to stack 3 of them with PCB spacers. However, I ...
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How to fix a PCB inside this enclosure?

This is a related question to How to fix this in an enclosure without glueing. However, for a protoboard/PCB, how could I attach it to the enclosure? The bottom of the enclosure has holes for ...
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Has double (green) protoboard benefits when using this way of soldering?

I'm intending to use the same soldering 'technique' as in the picture below (just an example), by using wires and solder connections. I am wondering if it has benefits by using the green double sided ...
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How to build a circuit in a breadboard? [closed]

Basically, I want to build the following circuit on my breadboard to compare my analytical and my experimental results. The power source is going to be a signal generator. How can I set this up? I am ...
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Am I soldering this IR sensor/emitter array properly?

So I'm following this book called Arduino Robotics (ISBN: 143023184X). I am very new to electronics in general and I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. Below is a video showing the way I soldered it ...
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How can 4 resistors of 30ohms each be connected so you end up with a resistance of 18ohms?

An association of 4 resistors of 30ohms each, how can one assemble them so you get a resistance equivalent of 18ohms?
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Is a resistor required between VCC and Data for my temperature sensor?

I'm using a TinyDuino with a Protoboard to measure temperature with a DS18B20. I was following this tutorial but am not getting any valuable information back on the arduino when I try to read the ...
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Is perfboard generally lead-free?

While shopping for perfboard/protoboard, the only products I've found listed as RoHS are brand-name items, costing several times that of the generics. Is perfboard/protoboard inherently free of lead, ...
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How do I solder to a soldered overlay board?

I have several rather important circuits on breadboards that I want to move to solder overlay boards. Unfortunately, my project involves a lot of wires that need to plug into this board - and I cannot ...
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What are the pads without holes on perfboard for

So I bought a 10 pack of 4 x 6 cm perfboard. On two ends there is a row of pads without holes: What are they used for?
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What are the benefits of a PCB over other methods?

Besides the obviously poor choice of a breadboard for a product, what benefits are there to a PCB over things like protoboard with wires soldered? Is it just the size and amount of "wiring" that's ...
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Card edge connector and perfboard for EEPROM cartridges

I'm working on a game console project, want to be able to load data from interchangeable 32kB serial EEPROM (24LC256) cartridges. These ICs have an 8-pin footprint, so I need an 8-position edge ...
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How to make perfboard circuits more compact

So, I've been working on my prosthetic limb for quite some time, and I've sorta bumped into a few problems, while the circuits I've made work, they don't fit inside the arm. Mostly because I have tons ...
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Purpose of perfboards with pads all connected

A while ago I saw a protoboard with the pads all connected; at the time I thought it was a manufacturing glitch, but today I saw another one. I cannot think how these boards may be useful - any ideas? ...
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How can I determine voltage and current limit of protoboard?

I have a project I want to wire up on a prototype board. I know the peak voltage and current expected at each contact point. But how can I tell whether the board can handle it? If it can't then it ...
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Is wire-wrap for components, or just special boards and pins?

Are common components suitable for wire-wrap connections? Or is wire wrap designed for a special type of pin? I just checked some resistors and diodes and found them ranging from .5-.7mm, and the ...
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Protoboard limitations when dealing with high impedance circuits?

I understand protoboards have several limitations for prototyping circuits. However, most information found deals with parasitic capacitance such as to cause problems with higher frequency circuits. ...
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Connecting DB25 socket to protoboard/breadboard

I need to connect a DB25 connector to a breadboard. One way I can think of is buying a solder-cup connector (e.g. http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/171-025-103L001/225ME-ND/858135) and wiring it ...
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Does the order of connections on a protoboard matter?

I am a beginner in the field of electronics. I am trying to learn about applying schematic diagrams to protoboards. Let's say that I have a schematic depicting connections between pin #2 of a ...
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Modifying LM2596 circuit with AD5206

I bought an LM2596 board from amazon, and I want to control it's output voltage from an arduino. My plan so far is to replace the trimpot with a network of 2 resistors and a AD5206. One resistor will ...
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Am I risking a short circuit/gaping situation?

I am rather new to the DIY/hobbyist electrical engineering scene. I am working with an arduino, a 9V power supply, and a few 7805 voltage regulators. I bought some sort of run of the mill PCB board ...
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How to connect 3 toggle switches to 1 battery supply, using 1 wire

I currently have a battery supply, 3 toggle switches, and a Protoboard. The protoboard has various components connected to it, incluing two motors. I need to connect two switches to the motor pins, ...
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Large Wires on a Perfboard

I am working on a project on Perfboard which involves controlling a motor that draws about 10A, and I am using 18AWG stranded wire to connect the MOSFET on board to the battery and motor which are off ...
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Why would plugging in a logic probe change values in a digital circuit?

I teach a digital logic course, in which the students used TTL chips and LEDs on digital trainers (including the Global Specialties PB-503C). With one student's PB-503C, the values on the lights (...
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Protoboard components being used for applications with high current

If I have a few pins of a relay (which is rated for the correct current) that will carry 5A when the relay is triggered, what's the best way to wire this up? Details: I have a breadboard with a ...
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Prototyping board

Looking for small prototyping board (soldering) with all holes connected (and user have to destroy unnecessary connections). How is this type of boards called?
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How do I do point to point wiring on a protoboard?

I bought a small "fancy" protoboard from Sparkfun. It includes a solder mask and through plated holes(double sided). Now I'm trying to do a simple circuit and I can't seem to figure out how to drag ...
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Adding a small protoboard-like area to a PCB

I'm currently laying out a PCB in eagle for a circuit that will form the basis for some experimentation. Instead of adding a row of headers so that I can plug it into a breadboard, I figured I would ...
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How is the board connected to this chip?

I have a dataflash memory that is too small to fit on a prototype board, so it has been put on a small board. I am having trouble figuring out where pin 1 is on this board. Below is a picture of the ...
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How to secure components to a wire-wrap board

I used to use a breadboard, and it would hold the components put into it. A wire wrap board is different. The components are don't seem to be secured to the board. How are they supposed to be secured ...
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Tips on using a Prototype PCB

Recently I have been trying to get myself an arduino made by hand (as where I live the original one costs about 10x and its fun to make things on your own). I made a compatible on the breadboard and ...
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Soldering with bus wire on perfboard

What's the proper way to solder with bus wire on perfboard. I used perfboard for the first time on a project recently. I designed a great layout and started soldering the components to the copper ...
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Where can I source extra long headers from [closed]

I have recently purchased a sparkfun protoboard that I wish to stack above an ethernet shield. (I have 2 different ethernet shields, an Arduino one and a seeed studio enc28j60 shield.) The problem I ...