HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino

To detect objects at a distance in your Arduino projects, the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor is a common option. It comes as a board that’s easy to integrate in your projects, and it can be bought for pretty cheap. To learn more about this sensor I built a quick project on a breadboard to test it … Read moreHC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino

“Creating Your Own Printed Circuit Board At Home” at WTM 2020

It’s been up for a while, but I gave a (virtual) talk at Woman Techmakers Montreal in April 2020 about creating your own circuit board. I wanted to show that creating your own circuit board is not that hard and expensive with KiCad and a good PCB fabrication house. It was not supposed to be … Read more“Creating Your Own Printed Circuit Board At Home” at WTM 2020

Best Soldering Iron For Electronics Reviewed

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I hope that the products recommended here will help you build great projects. Just so you know, if you buy through the links on this page, RobotsBench may get a small share of the sale. This helps to keep the site alive and allow me to write more articles. Thank you!TLDR; The Weller WE1010NA Digital … Read moreBest Soldering Iron For Electronics Reviewed

Building the Geekcreit® DIY L298N Autonomous Robot Car

I hope that the products recommended here will help you build great projects. Just so you know, if you buy through the links on this page, RobotsBench may get a small share of the sale. This helps to keep the site alive and allow me to write more articles. Thank you!A few weeks ago while … Read moreBuilding the Geekcreit┬« DIY L298N Autonomous Robot Car

Buying Electronics Parts Online Cheaply

When I first got started in electronics, just getting started was a lot more expensive. Just programming a chip would require a 50$+ dollar USB programmer, and Arduino was still a very new project. A few years after this I heard about eBay as a source of cheap parts, and everything had changed! You could … Read moreBuying Electronics Parts Online Cheaply

Communicating With I2C Devices in Your Arduino Project

Often with an Arduino project, you will need to communicate with many devices and sensors. Many protocols were invented to limit the inputs required to communicate with a device and make the communication more standard so you don’t have to figure out a proprietary format each time. One very popular protocol to do with is … Read moreCommunicating With I2C Devices in Your Arduino Project

Arduino vs Raspberry PI: Which One To Choose For Your Project

Unless you’re really hardcore and want to build a complete circuit board from scratch before even getting started prototyping, you’ll need to choose a hardware platform to work with when you’re starting an electronics project. You’ll also need the associated software tool to help you program the board. While a good platform will help you … Read moreArduino vs Raspberry PI: Which One To Choose For Your Project

Digital Calipers Reviews for Makers

I hope that the products recommended here will help you build great projects. Just so you know, if you buy through the links on this page, RobotsBench may get a small share of the sale. This helps to keep the site alive and allow me to write more articles. Thank you!TLDR; The Neiko 01407A Electronic … Read moreDigital Calipers Reviews for Makers

The Best Budget Multimeter for Electronics

I hope that the products recommended here will help you build great projects. Just so you know, if you buy through the links on this page, RobotsBench may get a small share of the sale. This helps to keep the site alive and allow me to write more articles. Thank you!TLDR; The Morpilot 17B Digital … Read moreThe Best Budget Multimeter for Electronics