Useful websites for electronics (Discontinued)

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Joined Nov 17, 2003
For those that may be interested I am currently compiling a list of websites that will be of use to those looking at using Matlab. The range of topics that will be covered include:
  • The Mathworks Website
  • Matlab Tutorials
  • Matlab Tips and Tricks
  • Matlab Debugging
  • Matlab FAQs
  • Matlab for Signal Processing
  • Matlab for Image Processing
  • Matlab for Control Engineering
  • Simulink
  • Alternatives to Matlab
See Useful Matlab Information.


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Joined Nov 17, 2003
Doing some work the other night and I (re)stumbled across the MIT OpenCourseWare website, and of particular interest is the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science section.

As a description of the MIT OpenCourseWare:

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation , MIT, and generous support of the Ab Initio software company.
MIT OCW's goals are to:
  • Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
  • Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the "opencourseware" concept.
MIT OCW would not be possible without the support and generosity of the MIT faculty who choose to share their research, pedagogy, and knowledge to benefit others. We expect MIT OCW to reach a steady - though never static - state by 2008. Between now and then, we will publish the materials from virtually all of MIT's undergraduate and graduate courses.



Joined Jul 13, 2007
Free 8051 microcontroller based projects with circuit diagram & source code, Datasheets, 8051 tutorials, Visual Basic for Microcontroller, Hardware Interface Examples, Assembly language course, Bascom Basic Course, Electronics Projects, books, supporting tools, assemblers etc.
A technical website

dedicated to VLSI chip designer's,involving solutions to design issues
Best Design practices,
Digital design flows,
Architectural thoughts,
how to design the VLSI chips to achieve Success.

A platform to upgrade the knowledge to face complex chip designing thereby gaining enough strength to get through your dream Chip design jobs easily.

All the informations are free for all.


Joined Aug 22, 2007
I have found this free circuit simulator implemented as a Java applet to be helpful (at least for a beginner):

It has a bunch of example circuits in the "Circuits" menu.
The "right-click" menu contains most of the interface
for adjusting values or adding/removing components.
Hovering over components displays their values (current, voltage drop, etc).
You can view them on oscilloscope(s) too.

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Joined Nov 17, 2003
PLC e-book:

Authors Description: Automated Manufacturing Systems; PLCs

This is a manuscript for a PLC based control system book that is currently being used for teaching an undergraduate controls course EGR 450 - Manufacturing Controls. The course and book focus on the Allen Bradley family of controllers, thus allowing a deeper topic coverage than is normal in PLC books.


Joined Nov 9, 2007
Re Thingmaker Six Step Method has always worked for me. Took me and three other techs sixteen hours to find a triple fault once, but it has always worked.
Not sure what I am looking for on this site, seems to be adverts for automobile service data and Spiceworks.

Spiceworks is to be avoided as it causes problems in a good percentage of systems it is installed in and the supplier plagues you with email adverts if you join.
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