Lior Elazary KK6BWA

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  • Introduction to microcontrollers and electronics
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    Introduction to microcontrollers and electronics

     

    Basic Electronics

     

    Electricity is the movement of electrons. Electrons create charge, which we can harness to do work. Your light-bulb, your stereo, your phone, etc., are all harnessing the movement of the electrons in order to do work. They all operate using the same basic power source: the movement of electrons.

    There are three basic principles to electricity

    • Voltage is the difference in charge between two points. (The pressure)
    • Current is the rate at which charge is flowing.  (Flow)
    • Resistance is a material’s tendency to resist the flow of charge (current).

     

    Basic Electrical Components

    Battery - converts chemical energy into electricity

    Resistors - Resists the flow of electricity

    Capacitors - Stores electrons in an electric field

    Inductors - Stores electrons in a magnetic field

    Diodes - Only allows electrons to flow in one direction

     

    Ohm's Law

     

    Using Ohm's law to check the max current in the circuit.

    LED specs: -2V and 20mA or 0.02A Max

     

    Building the Circuit

     

     

    Resistors in parallel and series

     

     

    Using a microcontroller

    Using a microcontroller to control an LED

     

    Using a microcontroller to control a speaker

     

     

    Connecting the 8x8 LED matrix

    https://learn.adafruit.com/animating-multiple-led-backpacks/wiring