stepper motor

What’s The Difference Between A Stepper Motor And A Brushed DC Motor?

There have been several different types of electric motors in use for decades, and all of them drive mechanisms or something similar. What sets stepper motors apart from brushed DC motors? Brushed DC motors are designed to rotate their shafts continuously and are used in applications where they are not required to make precise movements…

2019 Mitsubishi Pajero (SUV)

How To Test Your Car Battery SOC (Charge Level)

This article covers standard lead-acid car batteries only. It doesn’t cover any of the lithium-ion or other substitutes. It applies to both Sealed Lead-Acid (often referred to as ‘maintenance free’ or SLA) and flooded batteries and covers how to check your car battery’s state-of-charge (SOC/how much it is charged). It does not cover health checks…

A Raspberry Pi single board computer

Raspberry Pi Power Requirements: What Size Battery Does A Raspberry Pi Need?

The power requirements of a Raspberry Pi computer are dependent on the model and usage. However, you must size your power source to accommodate the Raspberry Pi’s highest possible power usage. Afterwards, you can worry about how long your Raspberry Pi battery will last per charge. The use of a 5 Volt lithium-ion battery pack…

Automotive inverter

Bestek 150W Inverter Review (MRI1511AU)

The Bestek MRI1511AU 150W power inverter is a 12VDC to 120VAC inverter (it takes 12 Volts DC from a battery and outputs 120 Volts AC for devices that require that) for cars (cigarette lighter inverter). It also provides 5V USB outputs to charge phones, tablets, cameras, and similar devices. Accuracy Of Claims: Is This Inverter…

Various capacitors

What Are Supercapacitors?

Supercapacitors have been mentioned from time to time due to their uses in some hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as other devices, but what are they? A supercapacitor is an electric double-layer capacitor. It differs from a conventional capacitor in that it offers a significantly higher energy density. As is the case with conventional…

A Raspberry Pi in a case with a heatsink and fan

Comparing The Raspberry Pi 3A+ Vs The 3B+: The Most Important Differences

The Raspberry Pi single board computers (SBC) have been released over the years with incremented model numbers such as the Pi 1, Pi 2 B, 3, 3B+, etc. Now the Raspberry Pi foundation has been updating older models like the A series, as they offer benefits such as a smaller form factor (they can fit…

TI Launchpad TMS570

5 Things You Should Know About Working With Electronics

Electronics have undoubtedly revolutionized the way we do things in the 21st century. It’s amazing just to think about how many functions these devices perform. From storing and retrieving your money from an ATM, powering cars and airplanes, monitoring patients’ health status in hospitals to facilitating communication between people in different locations. Electronics are used…

Testing an EFM8 microcontroller using a multimeter.

Quick Tips For Buying The Best Multimeter (For You)

Multimeters are versatile electrical testers designed to check voltages, current, resistance, capacitance, circuit continuity among other metrics in electric circuits, depending on the model. A multimeter can’t do everything, but it can cover a wide range of applications. Choosing The Right Features High voltage protection is much a greater issue in certain fields than it…