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Rules and guidelines for drawing good schematics

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Good tools for drawing schematics

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Tradeoffs when considering SPI or I2C?

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My linear voltage regulator is overheating very fast

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How do I calculate the required value for a pull-up resistor?

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How can I tell the size of a barrel power connector?

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What's the cheapest way to link a few microcontrollers wirelessly at low speeds over short distances

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When is a MOSFET more appropriate as a switch than a BJT?

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Push-pull/open drain; pull-up/pull-down

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What kind of glue should I use for PCB-mounted components to avoid vibrations?

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When to avoid using a breadboard

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How do I go from arduino breadboard to creating a real device

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Lightning bolt vs. batteries: a coulomb in everyday terms

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Programming microcontrollers: JTAG, SPI, USB oh my!?

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How to drive a Peltier element?

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How to go from a development board to a production board?

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Does pulsing an LED at higher current yield greater apparent brightness?

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Complete alternatives to the Arduino IDE? [closed]

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Is a current-limiting resistor required for LEDs if the forward voltage and supply voltage are equal?

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What is a good microcontroller for Ethernet applications?

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What are some ways to use relays more efficiently?

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What is XBee and how is it different from Zigbee?

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what is the difference between PHY and MAC chip

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What is the advantage of a Z transform derived PID implemenation?

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Is it safe to drive a MOSFET from an output pin of a microcontroller?

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Are coin cells a suitable replacement for AA batteries?

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SPI Bus Termination Considerations

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Beginner's logic analyzer?

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How to Transition from "Basic" Microcontrollers to ARM Cortex?

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Sizing a trace on a PCB to carry 2.5 amps

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