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2/14/2019 | By Maker.io Staff

Learn

Our Learn section is all about helping you understand certain aspects around the use of electronic components, from simple electronic theory, circuit analysis, and fun ways to enhance your ability to shorten your time to create a working project.

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Another Teaching Moment Videos

How to Remove Battery Contact Corrosion

A mass of green corrosion inside a battery compartment may seem like the end of the line for your favorite electronic device or automotive battery. In this short video you will learn how to...

How to Connect Batteries in Series and Parallel Configurations

In this short video you will learn about the safe and proper way to select, connect and evaluate battery power systems assembled in series, parallel or series parallel combinations.

Raspberry Pi 3B+ and the new Pi 3A+ Functional Comparison

In this short video you will learn about the major differences between the Raspberry Pi 3B+ and the new Raspberry Pi 3A+. According to the Pi Foundation...

How to Safely Discharge a Capacitor

Capacitors can carry a dangerous amount of power. This time on Another Teaching Moment we will walk you through how to safely discharge a capacitor using a multimeter...

Methods for Loading Logos into Eagle

Today we will walk you through several methods for loading logos into your Eagle PCB design software in this Another Teaching Moment video from Digi-Key Electronics.

How to Update a Raspberry Pi

Today on Another Teaching Moment we will walk you through updating your Raspberry Pi to the latest version of Raspbian. For instructions on connecting...

Methods for Connecting your Raspberry Pi to your Computer

On another Teaching Moment we will walk you through getting your Raspberry Pi connected to your computer. We go through a USB to Serial connection...

How to Test and Identify Types of Fuses

Today on Another Teaching Moment you will learn about the wide variety of fuse types including: Automotive, Board Mount, Cartridge, and Bolt Mount.

How to Find a Replacement Electrolytic Capacitor

Today on Another Teaching Moment we will walk you through finding a replacement electrolytic capacitor on the Digi-Key website. The two scenarios...

How to Route a Circuit Board using the Desktop PCB

Learn how to route a circuit board using the desktop PCB milling machine from Bantam Tools on this Another Teaching Moment video from Digi-Key Electronics.

How to Install a TAZ 6 Enclosure by Printed Solid

This time on Another Teaching Moment watch a detailed walkthrough of installing a TAZ 6 enclosure from Printed Solid on your Lulzbot.

How to Upgrade a Lulzbot TAZ 6 to a Dual Surface Bed

How do you upgrade your Lulzbot Taz 6 to a dual surface bed? In this video we show you how to remove the heated bed, replace it with a new modular print bed heater and the Lulzbot TAZ glass/PEI.

How to Repair Broken Traces

Just because a trace on your PCB has lifted off doesn’t mean the board is ready for the recycling center. In this short video you will learn how to replace a broken trace with a soldered wire.

How to Easily Determine Barrel Jack Diameter

In this short video you will learn quick tips and tricks for determining the physical size of a barrel connector. This is a common question when replacing or repairing output connectors...

How to Test Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors

When you are testing Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) be sure you have the proper test equipment. Using the incorrect equipment can show your components...

How to Splice and Tap Wires

The Resident Geeks from Digi-Key Electronics walkthrough how to wire splice and how to tap a wire (also called a T-splice) using solder and heatshrink tubing.

How to Solder

The Resident Geeks from Digi-Key Electronics demonstrate how to solder using the Hakko FX888D soldering iron station.