Grand Idea Studio

Awesome Electronics Workshop


Produced by Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio together with Bre Pettis (formerly of MAKE), these video podcasts primarily focus on electronics and engineering skill building tutorials for hobbyists.

Available video podcasts include:

• Intro to the Arduino

This video introduces the Arduino open-source hardware and covers basic setup and programming. Arrrr-duino!

• Playing with RF Modules

This video introduces RF transceiver modules and shows you how they can be put to good use.

• LCD and Global Positioning System (GPS) Modules

This video introduces LCD and GPS technologies, shows you how to put together a simple project combining both, and takes you on a whirlwind treasure hunt!

• RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and Text-To-Speech

RFID and text-to-speech. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. This video introduces the technologies and we show you how to put together a simple project combining both.

• Beginning with the BASIC Stamp

This video introduces the versatile BASIC Stamp. We show you two simple projects to get you started with using the device: blinking an LED (light-emitting diode) and playing cellphone ringtones.

• Introduction to Oscilloscopes

An oscilloscope is an electronic measurement device that allows you to visually observe the characteristics of a circuit and how they change over time. This video introduces oscilloscopes and their many uses in debugging, reverse engineering, and hardware hacking.

• Using a Multimeter

This video covers the most basic elements of a multimeter and discusses techniques for measuring continuity, resistance, voltage, and current.

• Soldering and Desoldering Tutorial

A 19-minute crash course in the basics of proper soldering techniques. We also cover multiple techniques for desoldering through-hole and surface mount components.



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