Electronics program to plan out simple devices.


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    Electronics program to plan out simple devices.


    Looking for a program/app that will work on win10 where I can plan simple things like switches and battiers and such.
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    Have a look at this, http://www.gpleda.org/
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    If you don't mind me asking, what is your electronics background?
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    alphanumeric said:
    If you don't mind me asking, what is your electronics background?
    Hobbyist with a degree in mad scientist. I make random things using different batteries I rarely use resistors or anything fancy but then again I do not really do much more than ducttape crap. As crazy as I am I do not screw around with li ons without proper chargers or load balancers since they like going poof, ni cad and ni hm were not as screwy.

    I'd like to get a bit more proficient but I am a poor reader since elementary school taught me to hate reading. Anyway I keep it simple and try not to tax them as any battery will either die, melt or explode if put under to much stress.
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    Ok, was just curious. I'm a retired electronic technician. I play around with breakout boards etc on a wireless breadboard setup. It interfaces with a Raspberry Pi single board computer.
    This is one of my favorite sites, http://hackaday.com/
    Some cool stuff here too, http://www.instructables.com/tag/typ...ry-technology/
    And here, https://learn.adafruit.com/
    I just do my schematics hand drawn on a piece of paper.
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    alphanumeric said:
    Ok, was just curious. I'm a retired electronic technician. I play around with breakout boards etc on a wireless breadboard setup. It interfaces with a Raspberry Pi single board computer.
    This is one of my favorite sites, http://hackaday.com/
    Some cool stuff here too, http://www.instructables.com/tag/typ...ry-technology/
    And here, https://learn.adafruit.com/
    I just do my schematics hand drawn on a piece of paper.
    Well I was hoping a program would have some basic resistors and what not I always wanted to get a kit that lets you build various things on test boards but gaaaa I am broke and by the time I have money it goes to other things, electronics is maybe the last of my hobbies. Video games/Anime/Sci fantasy shows/comics to fuel creative writing and drawing(as long as my drawing tablet works) are my primary hobbies, building random things like a head rest for my computer chair out of a foam pillow and 1/2 inch pvc pipe. Then there's electronics which I've always had an interest in just the ohms and amps and resistance kinda went over my head I just more comprehend the basic flow of electricity.
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    I've spent thousands on my Raspberry Pi habit over the years. And I have more things on my wish list.
    The Raspberry Pi Thread
    The Raspberry Pi Thread [2]

    The Adafruit site I linked to has all kinds of kits for learning electronics. Resistors, capacitors, LED's etc, can be recovered from dead electronics. If you can use a soldering iron, and a pair of pliers. An old transistor radio, etc.
    https://www.adafruit.com/categories
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