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The Basics of CircuitPython for Rapid Microcontroller-Based Prototyping and Development Publish Date: 2019-03-14

Adafruit’s CircuitPython brings the increasingly popular Python programming language to inexpensive, embedded microcontroller dev boards.

Fundamentals of Distance Measurement and Gesture Recognition Using ToF Sensors Publish Date: 2018-11-28

Integrated time of flight (ToF) sensors provide a simple, fast, and inexpensive way to measure distance and to recognize simple gestures in embedded systems.

How to Use Photodiodes and Phototransistors Most Effectively Publish Date: 2018-09-11

Photodiodes and phototransistors are key to many applications, but they require special electrical, optical, and mechanical considerations.

Design a Switch Mode Power Supply Using an Isolated Flyback Topology Publish Date: 2018-01-17

Switch mode power supplies offer high efficiency and small volume so it’s worthwhile learning how to design or select the best one for the application.

The Basics of Chip on Board (COB) LEDs Publish Date: 2016-08-03

A basic overview of chip on board (cob) LEDs including the advantages and disadvantages of use as well as common applications that use cob LEDs.

LED Color Mixing The Basics Publish Date: 2011-12-27

Combining red, green, and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a cluster allows designers of lighting or LED modules to blend light and produce new, collective colors.