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Friday, September 11, 2020

Electronic books for beginners

Electronic Books

A wonderful variety of electronic books.  Those who have a very basic knowledge of electronic components. These books are very useful. You can understand the basic structure of the electronic components. These are helpful for theory and practical purposes.

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components

Volume 1
Writer - Charles Platt
Amazon Kindle app books Edition

Electronics Books

Electronic Books of basic components

This book deals with the basic concepts of electronic components. We divide it into three major categories.
1- Power
2- Electromagnetism
3 -Discrete Semiconductor

The book starts with the battery that is an electrochemical power source. But a battery cell is also a power source for an electronic component. It describes the construction details, working principles, and usage of electronic components.

The most important components used in many Arduino based electronic projects. Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors used in almost every circuit. Such parts are explained in the book well.

Description of Transformers (AC to AC) Power Supply (AC to DC) Converters (DC to DC) Inverter (DC to AC) that are useful for the required source of supply.
Switches, Relays, these parts explained briefly in the book. These parts play a major role in any circuit.

The second category of the book is about motors, e.g. AC-DC motors, servomotors, and Stepper motor.

The third category is about the discrete semiconductor. Encoders, Diodes, and Transistors who single junction or multi-junction?

Encyclopedia of electronics is a reliable source if you are starting projects with electronic components, e.g. sensors, modules. The first Volume covers power, electromagnetism, and discrete semiconductors.

Volume 2 includes incorporated circuits, and light and sound sources; Volume 3 covers a variety of sensing devices.

Getting Started in Electronics

Third Edition,
Writer - Forrest M Mims III
128 Pages

Electronics Books

This book starts with the basic concept, from electricity to electronics. It deals with basic tools and items used to start a mini-project.

In this book, the semiconductor type materials and components described. The book is about semiconductor components and photonic semiconductor components.

It provides logic and symbols of logic gates, integrated circuits. Either digital integrated circuits or linear integrated circuits(operational amplifiers, function generators.

The book is not only about electronic circuits. Although it is a combination of AC power based electronic circuits. 
This book includes 100 basic electronic circuits for beginners.

The Art of electronics

Third Edition,
Writer - Paul Horowitz & Winfield Hill
Chapters: 15 sections.

Electronics Books

This beginner's guide is not only for electronic projects, we use it as a reference book. The book is about the basic foundation of electronic components.
It describes active, passive filters (LC, RF).

Introduce oscillators and timers by using chip 555. A good tutorial on voltage regulation and power conversion circuits. It is explained by 723 and 317 regulator chips. We also use the art of electronics as a textbook to design electronic projects and circuits.

The middle of the book describes digital logic concepts and logic gates. The knowledge of flip-flops, Programmable logic devices, e.g. micro-controllers, interface, software.

It covers PWM digital-to-analog converters. In the last, it is about micro-controllers, computers, and data links. It is a basic electronics book and also a practical electronics book for inventors. It is useful to study and understand electronics at a very basic level.

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components

Volume 2
Writer - Charles Platt
Amazon Kindle books Edition

Electronics Books

The book keeps valuable information on integrated chips, Transistors, Diodes, Heat & sound emitters. It explains a brief description of signal processing

It explains the component function with their Datasheet. Diagrams of components are very effective to learn quickly. 

The 2nd edition covers a variety of indicators, displays, and light sources, e.g. LEDs, Seven segment displays, LCDs modules, dot matrix displays, and amplification circuits.

Types of LCD e.g. reflective LCD/ Transreflective LCD, Active matrix /Passive matrix LCDs. monochrome LCDs/Full-color LCDs. LCD driving chip 4543B decoder.

Types of Light source from lamp/bulb or panel indicators etc, incandescent lamps/ neon bulbs/ Fluorescent lamps. Precise info about illuminance and intensity. The book Defines and segregates LEDs as per wavelength e.g. Infrared, Ultraviolet.

Working principle and function of LASER light. how it works and how it made and what is inside.

Last, about audio indicators/ different transducers, etc, Speakers/headphone types as per frequency range.

The book is not only giving knowledge about the usage of electronic components. Also explains the working principle, including internal diagrams.

Make: More Electronics

1st Edition,
Writer - Charles Platt

Electronics Books

This book is about electronic basic knowledge. It explains the basic function of electronic components. It provides practical usage of electronic components in our everyday life. It explains electronic devices used in electronics circuits.

Hands-on, why? This ebook is very effective to make electronic projects. Learn and use higher-level logic chips, comparators, shift registers in circuits.

You can learn and understand light sensors, encoders, multiplexers, decoders, and magnetic sensors. You will understand topics like endemicity, audio amplification, fantastic and negative feedback. 

Learn step-by-step instructions and hundreds of color snapshots and illustrations. This e-book will assist you to use and understand. Intermediate to advanced electronic standards and techniques.

Practical Electronics for Inventors

Fourth Edition,
Writer - Paul Scherz & Simon Monk
17 chapters, 1056 Pages
Amazon Kindle books Edition

Electronic books

Practical electronics for inventors start from electronic components symbols and color codes of electronic components. If you study electronics with very basic knowledge, it could be useful.

You can learn about voltage, current, resistance, inductance effects in the circuit.  The book provides electronic Laws and theorems used for circuit analysis.

Discrete active circuits and passive circuit components. A great book of electronic circuit analysis. Basic passive circuits and discrete circuits and integrated circuits.

How to share common ground with electronic equipment. Usage and deep Analysis of LCR (inductor, capacitance, resistance) circuits. SPICE Simulator for better understanding of nodal analysis.

Semiconductor material and components in serial and parallel circuits. The working principle of sensors, where and how used, and the category of electronic sensors.

Various kinds of chemical sensors, e.g. gas, smoke, humidity, etc. Measurement and analysis with the help of an oscilloscope. How to operate an oscilloscope to measure signals.

Learn the key feature of the electronic laboratory test equipment, oscilloscopes, Probe, multimeters, DC Power supplies, Frequency counters. Operation amplification detail and application in electronic components.


Electronic books can be effective if you have electronic kits and start assembling them. Because practice made man perfect, just start the experiment and learn through your mistakes.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Arduino Apps

Arduino apps for Android and Windows

We know that Arduino Apps Used for Programming. But we could run it on
Windows Or Android. As it depends on the availability of a programming device for
Our projects.

These Apps can help to learn and create electronic projects. I will describe the
functions and introductory of the following application and also support systems
required to run.

Arduino Apps

Arduino Apps for Android

Android Apps for Electronics solutions. It is an easy-to-use Arduino Application in Apple Android.

Arduino Droid app for Mobiles Droid v 4.9.1.

Droid is a short form of Android, it means a robot. The Droid app works on PC and
An example of Arduino is also available.

It includes IDE, compiler, and up-loader. the mobile memory should be enough and
it can't be set up on an SD card for Android protection policy.

Arduino Apps

The second picture shows a menu, it looks easy to program Arduino. all options
Will display By clicking the upright button. Arduino Libraries can add, as in Arduino

Arduino Apps

Blynk App for IoT

Blynk is one of the best Arduino Apps of Blynk Inc for android to use with ESP8266,
ESP32, NodeMCU, and also works with Raspberry Pi. Blynk also supports
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). this is an Arduino Bluetooth controller app for wireless

It contains a lot of examples and a set of libraries to build an internet of things (IoT)
easily, even if you have little experience in electronics.

By using the Blynk just connect Sensors and you can control output modules e.g.
Motors, actuators, or robotics vehicles. It is available from the Blynk official site.

Arduino Apps

Light show app

It is an iPhone application to control the color of light. Light show works on Bluetooth technology. You can vary colors through the Arduino and Bluetooth module.
Arduino Apps

Arduino apps for Windows

Arduino IDE

Arduino IDE is open-source software for Arduino programming. It is very easy to
install. The software has a beta version and hourly based, any of them can program

It is widely used for Arduino Projects. Here the downloads for only windows, but for
mac OS and Linux.

Arduino Apps

mblock 05

If you don't enjoy programming with difficult languages, the mblock is the best option
For programming. It is also an open-source tool. It is a scratch-based coding

Software designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics
(STEAM) education. We use it for Arduino Mega2560 and a micro bit. The latest
version is mblock 5 for windows 7/8/10.

It is a drag & drop type block-based Developer tool. It is available at the App Store
for iPhone and iPad. This is also an Arduino app for android and gets from the
Google play store. Mblock is mostly used for robotics projects.

Aruino Apps


Ardublockly is used to program Arduino, a useful visual programming editor. Which
Easily generates. Arduino code JavaScript used for creating block-based visual
programming languages (VPLs) and editors.

Ardublockly runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Ardublockly is free and open-source.
Arduino app. It is block-based programming, Just select blocks and makes a

Aruino Apps

Arduino UNO Simulator 1.6 (with key)

The Arduino UNO simulator is a Windows and Android-based Software (at play
store with many available) that provide a virtual representation of a real-world
Arduino circuit. It is a virtual version of exactly the same circuit.

Arduino Apps

PartSim online Circuit simulator

Partsim is a freeware software, and it is easy to apply a circuit simulator. parts run in
your Internet Browser. You can use it online. This circuit simulator also used to
calculate the current in each loop.

Arduino Apps

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

788bs Led Matrix display interface with Arduino uno

788bs Led Matrix Pinout

There are several types of led matrix Displays available in the market. We can differentiate it as per size and types of connection, e.g. 5x7, 8x8, common anode, and common cathode type. It comes in different single colors and RGB.

But in this article, I will discuss 788bs as a common anode 8x8 red color matrix Modules. We use it in many electronics displaying items, e.g. electronics clocks. also for moving message displays, displaying games, etc.

We use a dot matrix display with an Arduino UNO board directly, sometimes in projects. But for some projects, we use a max7219 chip or 74hc595 for dot matrix driver as required in our projects.

788bs Led Matrix

8x8 led Matrix Pinout details

The 788bs led matrix modules used in various colors, but I specifically describe the red color led matrix. It is very easy to Interface a led matrix with an Arduino board as compared to an RGB led display.

If we look at a piece of the 8x8 dot matrix, it contains 16 pins in which 8 pins used for rows and 8 for columns. That's mean in rows and columns have 64 LEDs.We start from Pin # 1 to pin # 8. Pin number 1 is R5 (Row-5) and Pin number 8 is R3(Row-3) at the downside.

At the upper side From Pin 9 (Row-1) to Pin 16 (column-1) located. But a newbie always confuses and starts from zero, because we know the picture/diagram. often we get from some source, also we have to sort out which one +VE and -VE. might be an expert can understand from common cathode/anode type.

But my concern about the person has a basic knowledge of electronics. Who try to make their own initial display projects like a clock or some more.

Ok let’s start if we have an 8x8 dot matrix, And how do we know where pin 1 is? As in IC Chips near Pin 1, a dot mentioned at IC/Microcontroller Chip. But here, how do we know?

788bs Led Matrix

At the led matrix module, the manufacturer writes the tag or mark at pin 1 side, as shown in the figure. We definitely find it. And also a curve mentioned at pin number 1 side.

788bs Led Matrix

Row =       +  Positive Supply
Column =  -   Negative Supply
The testing power supply should be 1.5V DC required. So the only one battery cell enough or uses one 130 ohm resistance in series at a positive/negative side.

788bs Led Matrix

After that attached led to the power supply. We found that the 8th column and 5th rows led become ON as Connection shown in the figure. How to connect the battery cell with a matrix display.

788bs Led Matrix

Pin Test of led dot matrix

As shown in fig pin # 1 and pin # 16 got Energize and the 8th Column and 5th-row led become ON. We should verify the Dot-matrix before using it because if any led found blown we can replace it with a good one.

788BS led matrix

Programming with Arduino UNO

To run the 788bs, you need to check it with Arduino UNO. What material you need to perform a complete test.

Arduino UNO        Amazon
Breadboard         Amazon / Banggood
788BS 8x8 matrix    Amazon / Banggood
Battery (1.5V) only one
Jumper wires

We often use the dot matrix display with the shift register 74HC595 led driver or max7219. most common in electronic Circuits, we operate it with a Microcontroller or Arduino platform, and even with Raspberry Pi. But in this circuit, you can test the matrix direct with an Arduino UNO board.

Interface dot matrix with Arduino

First setting up the matrix circuit, as per the connection given in the picture diagram. start the Arduino IDE to program the Arduino UNO board. Arduino IDE is available at Arduino's official site. For this circuit, it does not need resistance at all. Just connect wires as per the instruction.

Here you need two steps before starting a matrix connection with Arduino as per the 788bs datasheet matrix pins connection given.

1- 8x8 led matrix code generator

This will help to generate code for your matrix. Just draw anything for the matrix, copy the code, and use it in your program. You can draw different symbols, shapes, or words.

2- Add matrix library with Arduino Ide

​​​​​​​First, add the 8x8 led dot matrix library in Arduino Ide. hereafter, the library manager in Arduino Ide will run the code. It will display in the matrix.

The connection between Led matrix and Arduino UNO

Matrix Rows Pins #  ------------ Arduino Uno output Pins #
                   Pin #  1  ---------- 2 
                              2  ---------- 3 
                              3  ---------- 4 
                              4  ---------- 5 
                              5  ---------- 6 
                              6  ---------- 7 
                              7  ---------- 8 
                              8  ---------- 9 

Matrix Column: Pins #  ----------------- Arduino Uno output Pins #
                       Pin # 1  ------------ 10 
                                 2  ------------  11
                                  3  ------------ 12
                                   4  ------------  13
                                   5  ------------  A1
                                   6  ------------ A2
                                   7  ------------  A3
                                   8  ------------ A4

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