Design and Build an SMD Breakout Board

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How to design and build a breakout board for an SMD component As electronic components become ever more integrated and miniaturized, it can sometimes be impossible to find a through-hole counterpart to an interesting SMD part. For example, I wanted […]

micro:bit Compass

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The other day I bought a micro:bit for my daughter. It’s a small computer with bluetooth, an accelerometer, light sensor, magnetometer and temperature sensor. It also has a couple of buttons for input and a matrix of LEDs for output. […]