The Tech Explorations Blog

Articles about technology, learning, and making from Peter and guest bloggers

Electronics How To...

What are pull-up and pull down resistors?

A question I get asked frequently by people new to circuit design is about pull-up and pull down resistors. What is the purpose of a pull-up or pull down resistor,...
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What, really, is the Arduino?
Arduino Education How To...

What, really, is the Arduino?

f you are starting with the Arduino now, you probably already have an Arduino Uno on your desk, and a few components. But, did you know that the Arduino is...
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A blank Arduino Uno project template

A student asked me for a blank template so he could create draft notes of his schematics as he's working on a prototype. Great idea! I have created this simple schematic...
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News

December 2017 Video Update

It's been a busy last few months for this year. In this video, I highlight the top 3-4 things that kept us busy. Here's what's been going on... Links mentioned...
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Project

Kicad Like a Pro Student projects

Often, students of Kicad Like a Pro will share their projects. I decided that it would be great to collect some of them in a single page so that you...
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New from Tech Explorations! Make an Arduino Robot
Arduino News Project

New from Tech Explorations! Make an Arduino Robot

I have designed this Arduino project course as an opportunity for you to get deep into the messy details of understanding, designing and constructing a simple yet infinitely extensible wheeled...
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News

What’s been happening, September 2017

Here’s my video newsletter for August-September 2017: News in bullets: New courses and people. Want to create a new course with me? let me know! New book! Maker Education Revolution. Here’s more...
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Arduino

FAQ about the new Arduino SbS Getting Serious

The retiring of Arduino SbS Your Complete Guide, and introduction of Arduino SbS Getting Serious has given rise to a few questions among our students. In this post, I will...
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