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DIY Electronics and Home Automation – Part 2 – Building your Lab

This is the second video in my series on DIY Electronics and Home Automation. I am looking at what you’ll need for your lab and how you go about setting it up. This multi part series of videos looks at building a DIY home automation system and some basic electronics. In this video, I introduce the tools, equipment and components you will need for your lab. Tools, Equipment and Components: From Maplin: Triple Output PSU From eBay: Wire Screwdrivers Solder Pump Soldering Hands Iron Stand Heat Resistant Mats Test Leads Blue LEDs From Rapid: Red, Green and Yellow LEDs IC…
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DIY Electronics and Home Automation – Part 1 – Introduction

Besides computer stuff, one of my hobbies is playing around with electronics. Having not done anything for a couple of years I decided that it’s time to get back into the subject. As I work my way through what I want to do, I am making a video series to share it with everyone. The video below is the introduction to the series. If you wish to view a larger copy of it, you can do so by clicking through to YouTube.

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Back to school: The start of 6.002x

As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I signed up for a free online self-study course in Circuits and Electronics, run by MIT under the MITx programme. Today the course started and I wish to say one thing should my Electronics teachers ever see this (David Brooker or Paul Abbot) half of what the course covers I have never seen before. When it comes to pure maths, my skills are pretty week, fortunately Google has been able to help me answer some of the questions, which so far concern looking at discrete abstractions based on the V-I relationship. From…
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Updated: MIT to launch free online study courses

According to the BBC, next month, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will begin offering a free online course in 6.002x: Circuits and Electronics through its fully automated MITx programme. From the looks of it, it’ll be free to join from anywhere in the world, and those that complete it successfully will receive a certificate, while MIT students can complete the course as part of their degree. Apparently there are plans to offer more courses in a wide range of subjects once this initial trial has completed. They say that there are no formal entry requirements for the course other than…
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