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Arduino Breadboard Kit

Tutorial Description In this video, we show you how to build our Arduino compatible breadboard kit. We also show you how to use an FTDI board to upload a sketch.

Categories: Soldering Kit Tutorials

Concept to Product – Our USBTINY Programmer

Here at Proto-PIC we are always thinking about new products we can bring to the market. Sometimes the ideas ‘just come to us’, other times, it’s a customer comment, review, or passing remark that inspires the idea.  We had a customer who had a USBTINY programmer, and called for support… Read More »

Categories: Programming
soldering

About Soldering

Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. The two go together like peas and carrots. And, although it is possible to learn about and build electronics without needing to pick up a soldering iron, you’ll soon discover that a whole new… Read More »

Categories: Soldering Kit Tutorials
awg

What on Earth is AWG?

All across our website and in fact all across ANY website relating to electronics, wires, connectors or soldering you will see references to a unit called AWG. But what does this actually mean? AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. The smaller the awg number, the bigger the diameter of wire…. Read More »

Categories: AWG

Micro:bit Distance Reader with Haptic Feedback

One cold and blustery morning, Ewan had an idea! “How about using a micro:bit with a distance sensor and a haptic feedback driver to create an Electronic “white stick”. This task was handed to myself, and after reading a few data sheets, I designed a circuit and then a PCB… Read More »

Categories: Microbit Tutorials
arduino tutorials at proto-pic

Setting Fuses and Uploading to ATTINY85 Chip

Tutorial   If you would like to purchase the products in this video, click the associated product. Description A demonstration of how to hook up an ATTINY85 chip to be programmed from an Arduino programmed with the ArduinoISP sketch. Both with jumper wires and our Arduino as ISP shield.

Categories: Assembly & Guides Tutorials
heART - a beating heart surface mount soldering kit

Surface Mount Soldering Kit

Tutorial If you would like to purchase the products in this video, click the associated product. Description   This video will show you how to assemble our heart kit. The kit is a great introduction to surface mount hand soldering. The kit contains: 5 x 0805 LEDs, 1 x 0805… Read More »

Categories: Soldering Kit Tutorials
Sparkfun Big Done Push Button

Sparkfun Big Done Push Button

  If you would like to purchase the products in this video, click the associated product. Description The Sparkfun Big Dome Push Button with a couple of methods of connecting it up to get it to light up nicely.  

Categories: Assembly & Guides Tutorials