Category: Circuit

DIY Coil Gun

DIY Coil Gun

The basic principle behind a Coil Gun is that a current carrying conductor will induce a magnetic field around it, which was stated by Faraday. To improve the strength of this magnetic field the current carrying conductor is wound in form of a coil. Now, when this coil is powered it produces a magnetic field around it which is strong enough to attract metal (or other Ferro magnetic) pieces a.k.a projectiles into it.

DIY tutorial:

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Smart Phone Controlled Arduino Mood Light with Alarm

I recently purchased the NeoPixel LED strip and was quite impressed by the way it works. The tiny LED’s have an inbuilt driver IC which helps us to control each LED individually and can produce a wide spectrum of colors. Being a garish person who is obsessed with colours I really loved watching these tiny LED’s changing colors so I decided to build something on my own and leave it coloring my bedroom during night times.

IR based Wireless Audio Transmitter and Receiv…

IR based Wireless Audio Transmitter and Receiver Circuit

Today in this Article, we will learn how to build a Crude Wireless Audio Transfer Circuit Using IR LEDs. Using this circuit you should be able to play songs from your IPod, mobile or computer to an external speaker without having to connect them directly though an AUX cable. The circuit comes with many limitations and there are better ways like Bluetooth to play songs wirelessly, hence this article only aims to help you understand simple audio circuits and at the same time have fun building it.

Check out the complete project, here:

IoT Based Patient Monitoring System using ESP8…

IoT Based Patient Monitoring System using ESP8266 and Arduino

Here in this project, we will make an IoT based Health Monitoring System which records the patient heart beat rate and body temperature and also send an email/SMS alert whenever those readings goes beyond critical values. Pulse rate and body temperature readings are recorded over ThingSpeak and Google sheets so that patient health can be monitored from anywhere in the world over internet. A panic will also be attached so that patient can press it on emergency to send email/sms to their relatives.

Check out the project details here:

Thermal Printer interfacing with PIC16F877AIn …

Thermal Printer interfacing with PIC16F877A

In this tutorial, we will interface a thermal printer CSN A1 with widely used PIC microcontroller PIC16F877A. Here in this project, a thermal printer is connected across PIC16F877A and a tactile switch is used to start the printing. A notification LED is also used to notify the printing status. It will glow only when the printing activity is going on.

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Self Balancing Robot using Arduino

Self Balancing Robot using Arduino

Once I started building the self balancing robot, I realized that this bot is a bit of a challenge to build. There are so many options to select from and hence the confusions start right form selecting the motors and remains till tuning PID values. And there are so many things to consider like type of battery, position of battery, wheel grip, type of motor driver, maintaining the CoG (Centre of gravity) and much more.

But let me break it to you, once you build it you will agree that it’s not as hard as it sounds to be. So let’s face it, in this tutorial I will document my experience in building the self balancing robot. You might be an absolute beginner who is just getting started or might have landed up here after a long frustration of not getting your bot to work. This place aims to be your final destination.

Find here the complete DIY instructions with code and circuit:

Foot Step Power Generation Circuit using Pie…

Foot Step Power Generation Circuit using Piezoelectric Sensor

When we provide mechanical stress to the piezoelectric sensor it generates voltage. The output of the piezoelectric sensor is in AC form. For converting it from AC to DC we are using a full bridge rectifier.

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Transistor Switching Circuit: How Transistor…

Transistor Switching Circuit: How Transistor Acts as a Switch

In an NPN transistor, Current starts flowing from collector to emitter only when a minimum voltage of 0.7V is supplied to the base terminal. When there is no voltage on Base terminal it works as an open switch between collector and emitter.

Know more about how a NPN or PNP transistor works as a switch:

Get Started with Labview

Get Started with Labview

LabVIEW is an acronym of Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench. Their appearance and operations resembles real world instruments, such as button, voltmeter, oscilloscope, etc,. and hence they are called as Virtual Instruments (VIs). It offers a graphical programming approach and helps to simulate real world products, which helps you to visualize and program. Thus it requires only logic to program and it is syntax independent. LabVIEW is a high level design tool. It is an interpreter programming (i.e.,) we need not compile it. It compiles itself, we only need to execute it.

(via Float Charger Circuit Diagram for 12v SLA…

(via Float Charger Circuit Diagram for 12v SLA Battery)