DesignSoft – Learn with Edison Newton Tina

Edison – provides a unique new environment for learning electricity and electronics. Teachers, students and electronics enthusiasts can use digitally scanned photorealistic components, a solderless breadboard, virtual instruments, sound and animation…….

DesignSoft - Learn with Edison Newton Tina

Select realistic batteries, resistors, diodes, LEDs, transistors, logic gates, flip-flops, and even microcontrollers & integrated circuits all easily available on the shelves of your multimedia lab. Drag them onto your “breadboard” and wire them together with your mouse. Your circuit begins working immediately so you can test and troubleshoot it with virtual instruments. In addition, Edison automatically prepares a standard schematic diagram and displays it simultaneously.

Tina – The Complete Electronics Lab

Powerful yet affordable software package for analyzing, designing and real time testing analog, digital, VHDL, MCU, and mixed electronic circuits and their PCB layouts. You can also analyze RF, communication, optoelectronic circuits, test & debug microcontroller applications.

A unique feature of TINA that you can bring your circuit to life with the optional USB controlled TINALab II hardware which turns your computer into a powerful, multifunction T&M instrument. Electrical engineers will find TINA an easy to use, high performance tool, while educators will welcome its unique features for the training environment.

DesignSoft – Learn with Edison Newton Tina

Newton – provides a completely new way of teaching and learning physics by exploring kinematics and dynamics in 3D. Build, manipulate or investigate real-life 3D physics experiments interactively, solve problems, and more.

Analog Music and Sound Effect Synthesizer

Analogue Synthesizers you could build. Modular and Stand alone boxes. Simple schematics for the modules. The electronic analog basics to build your own synth.

Analog Four synthesizer by Elektron

“In 1997 a handful of students, who got together during a university course at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, made a rough prototype of a synthesizer.”

“Elektron is an electronic musical instrument company, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, founded in 1998. Its products include the SID-based SidStation, the Machinedrum percussion synthesizer, the Monomachine synthesizer, the Octatrack performance sampler, and the Analog Four synthesizer.”

 Electron Analog Four 4 voice analog synthesizer

Analog oscillators, Opamp Filters, Ramps. Waveform Generators and Modulators. Generate Square, Sine, Sawtooth/Triangle waves with modulation and mixing.

Music From Outer Space
If you’re into electronics, can solder and trouble-shoot, they have many cool analog synthesizer projects.

SDIY aka Synthesizer Do It Yourself
“When I was a teenager, back in the seventies I became fascinated by those weird sounding machines with those huge panels full of blinking light bulbs and knobs.”

Analog Synthesizer Resources
“Many of these links are from the “Synth DIY” crowd, a community of electronic music enthusiasts who have collected together on the internet to share electronic design ideas and build synthesizer modules.”

Synthesizer Electronic Circuits – Discover Circuits
Hartley Oscillator, produce clean analog signals, paradoxical sounds, simple version of the DDS synth, Precision Frequency generator, Metronome, Beat Box, Tone Generators.

Battery Monitor for your Boat or Car

This is a colorful, useful and educative project from Erlich Industrial Development, Corp. You will learn using Op-Amps as comparators and also LED bar graph analog display.

Battery Monitor for your Boat or Car

Voltage Monitoring is an Electronics board that allows you to connect 5 to 14VDC on one side of the board and get it corresponding LEDs light on the other side. Every Car, tractor or boat should have one.

Battery Monitor for your Boat or Car

The boards will allow you to easily monitor your 12V battery while powering from the same battery. The Terminal Block TB connector is included and makes it easy to use.

delabs notes

The LM324 is the Heart or Intelligence in this Circuit. There is a voltage divider and zener too. They have a kit and pcb to buy and build .

Important

A battery of a car can drive enormous amount of current, anything that is High-Voltage, High-Current or High-Frequency or a combination of these; are known to be high energy circuits. So as a precaution when you wire the positive to the car battery use an automobile fuse with holder like the one used outside the stereo player. The fuse has to be outside!

You could also use a fusible resistor in a metal box and keep it outside, the 12V positive has to go thru this. Any car/boat project needs this. A short circuit on PCB or Wire will blow fuse and everybody is safe.

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SynthBend – The Electronic Peasant

This is a Analogue Synthesizer Controller from The Peasant. It Aims to be an extremely versatile Musical Effects Equipment working with he “SynthCase System” which also can be found there.

SynthBend – The Electronic Peasant

SynthBend - The Electronic Peasant

Some of you may be aware of my Electronics Engineering community. A DIY question was asked by a young person …

“I wish to build a modular style analogue synthesizer . I was wondering if anyone had any relevant circuit diagrams for oscillators, filters or amps etc …..Im really interested in building good circuits but in my own design ?”.

This made me add some of the Analog Synth Enthusiast Sites in this blog. I also realized that this is a good starting point for young minds to learn analog design. If a student or hobby learner is enthusiastic about some idea, he gets the drive to learn the basics on his own.

When a person who is learning, or even a professional, is passionate about what he is doing; he achieves what is called as Resonance in that filed of activity. This is when Innovations Sparks, this is when an Invention Manifests. This is the beginning of R&D.

Getting back to The Peasant in his own words about this device he created …

“A classic control-voltage type keyboard and an Appendage ribbon controller would be the heart of the project, with many added features. A large quantity and variety of manual CV modulation controls, such as joysticks, potentiometers, and pressure sensors would also be included.”