Circuit design app

Autodesk today expanded its suite of free 3D tools by partnering with to launch an electronics design tool: 123D Circuits. The program allows users to create virtual breadboard-based designs to build and experiment with circuits. A virtual Arduino board can be added to the design, and the code can be edited in a browser window and simulated. The code can also be edited collaboratively (“a Google Doc for electronics” Autodesk claims). The program also provides hooks that allow users to have the virtual boards professionally manufactured.

Arduino’s co-creator explains electronic circuits for absolute beginners

Looking to learn the basics of using the Arduino starter board? Well be sure to watch this informative video hosted by Massimo Banzi, one of the Co-Founders of Arduino. The video explains how to build a basic circuit with the Arduino board, and how to use each of the basic components such as LEDs, switches, and resistors. So if you are new to engineering, or have only recently purchased the Arduino started kit, this video is a must-watch! View this video and others at RS online: Buy the starter kit and related Arduino products:

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