When you are dealing with electronics, component temperature will always be a factor. An infrared thermometer is very handy in cases where you would want to know if the temperature is within the component’s specified operating range.
The LM317 chip is an adjustable linear voltage regulator that you can use to provide power to your electronics project. It has a range of 1.25 to 37 volts and offers a maximum current output of 1.5 amperes.
After writing an article about batteries, I thought it’d be great to write something about displays/screens that are available for electronic projects — especially small ones before going into detail on each of them at a later article.
Recent miniaturization of electronic components not only bring smaller projects but also less power hungry ones. We now have pocket computers that do in seconds what room-sized computers do in a day — powered by batteries to boot.
In my opinion, the ESP8266 actually gave birth to the Internet of Things (IoT). The inclusion of an integrated WiFi electronics changed everything — it gave the ability for single chip computers like the ESP8266 to connect and communicate with other computers.
Electronics projects that I want to do most of the time need either a 5V or 3.3V supply so I decided to buy one of those off-the-shelf Breadboard power supply.