Packaging a circuit up and putting in the switches, displays and having a nice box for it is sometimes the hardest part of the electronic project. Electronic waste is becoming a real problem these days. I have used plastic from the monitors and computer cases to make boxes to hold the circuit boards.Everybody has a computer and printer these days so one can make very professional front panels for the projects. Also there are a lot of components in E-waste that one can remove and use. IC's to passive components are available and best of all it is free.You can explore these pages to see some of the amazing things you can do with surplus stuff, and a little help from EBay and the Chinese connections.
The Circuit diagrams will be well done if I do say so myself. I like using autocad and I have made PDF's up so it is printable and you can read what is happening, and you you can zoom in and out and get great details on the circuit PCBs. I will try to show programming techniques for embedded controllers, these devices are amazing as you can virtually do anything with them. Most of my circuits will be digital and robotic in nature. Designers used to subscribe to many journals and hobby magazines for ideas and functionality. I had stacks of books and magazines collected through the years and I have included some scanned copies of some of my favorite articles. It is so neat to see how things have changed but the principles and laws of electronics are the same and will remain forever. Now everything is over the Internet somewhere. And that cloud out there keeps changing like the weather. So here I will have my own personal library that I can build up and share with people who love this stuff as much as me.
A little mention is necessary here about my writing skills. Sometimes I think they don't exist. You will probably find many double negatives and lots of other terrible grammar errors spattered throughout these documents. You might even see a little down home Newfie slang and some good old Northern Saskabush thrown in to make my point. I am assuming that if you found these pages on the NET you are somewhat Electronic savvy and can understand my terminology. I have many years of experience in Electronic design so there will be lots of good design tips for professional digital designers as well as students in University or College to learn time proven design ideas. One of my personal reasons for doing these pages is for my own records as I will have all the information on my designs in one place for future reference. I have them documented with Auto Cad, but I have so many I am having trouble finding what I want sometimes.
Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman