electronic components and small parts Electronics

How to store and organize small parts

Do you develop engineering projects either as a professional or as a hobbyist? Then you can probably relate to this post. Over time you end up accumulating dozens, hundreds or even thousands of electronic components, breakout boards, screws, nuts and many other small parts because they “may be useful some day”. They usually end up in a box together with hundreds of other parts. When the time to use them finally comes, you don’t remember which parts you have, how many and where they are. This article was written to teach you how to store and organize them.

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A4988 DRV8825 stepper motor driver Electronics

How to set VREF for DRV8825 and A4988 motor drivers

Over time I stumbled accross many social media posts of electronics, robotics and 3D printing hobbyists asking about how to adjust the small onboard potentiometers to set the correct current for their stepper motors. If you’re reading this and you’re one of them, this article will help you understand how to do it.

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