Electronics Design

Should I Create a Proof-of-Concept Prototype for My New Product?

https://predictabledesigns.com/faq-should-i-create-a-proof-of-concept-poc-prototype-for-my-new-product/ As the name implies, the purpose of a proof-of-concept (POC) prototype is to prove your product concept. A POC answers if a product is feasible. In most cases a POC prototype is only used internally to determine the practicality of a new product. Customers will rarely see a POC prototype. So do you need

Modular LED lamps with IoT

The lighting industry is undergoing a revolution driven by LED technology. LED is is now the dominant lighting technology for all new buildings and retrofits. Yet today, only a small percentage of LED fixtures are supplied with IoT sensors installed. It was estimated 140 million LED fixtures were expected to be distributed in the United

From Arduino Prototype to Manufacturable Product – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/from-arduino-prototype-to-manufacturable-product-cbfa533a7702 Creating a prototype based on an Arduino is an excellent start to bringing a new electronic hardware product to market. The Arduino is almost an ideal platform for proving your product concept. However, there is still a lot of engineering work required to turn it into a product that can be manufactured and sold. This article tries

Portable Radiation Detector: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

http://www.instructables.com/id/Radiation-Detector/ Ever wondered how to make silicon radiation sensors? Here is a tutorial on them.  This is a tutorial to design, construct, and test your own portable Silicon photo-diode Radiation Detector suitable for the 5keV-10MeV detection range to accurately quantify low energy gamma-rays coming from radioactive sources!

The High School Student Who’s Building His Own Integrated Circuits – IEEE Spectrum

https://www.spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/devices/the-high-school-student-whos-building-his-own-integrated-circuits  Electronics enthusiasts like being able to make things themselves. But making DIY integrated circuits seemed impossibly out of reach. After all, building a modern fab is astronomically expensive. This article has an interesting story of a 17-year-old high school student who has started making chips in his garage fab. Zeloof was inspired by Jeri Ellsworth’s YouTube channel, where

Thoughts on the circuits you should publish | EDN

https://www.edn.com/design/analog/4459183/Thoughts-on-the-circuits-you-should-publish?utm_content=buffer26964&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer There are two fundamental categories that define what can and what should not be published: professional and consumer.  In general, virtually any circuit was safe to publish for a professional audience that usually understood any apparent hazards. And most circuits that had hazards had them pretty well spelled out.  In ignoring dangerous circuits, there