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Background and Supportive Information

All the physical computing projects you get involved with force you into learning electronics. Some simple, some complex, but the best practices and what makes your project the most successful is understanding how various sensors, chips, and protocols work. This page addresses those concerns.

Project Knowledge Base

Course Material:

I've made presentations to various groups on physical computing based on the Arduino. Here are a few of those presentations. Hopefully, you will find the information useful.


Robotics Class
July 2013
Penasquitos Library

Arduino Presentation
22 Aug 2013
ATT Building Downtown

Talk at National University
19 Aug 2014
Aero Ct.


Hardware Tips:

There are many schemes built into electronic equipment to improve results. Many are hidden within the equipment or not really obvious at first. I hope to collect and disseminate those types of ideas here.


Arduino Hardware Tips

Digital Logic Gate Usage and Tips

Video Projects and Demos


Software Tips:

Software is the heartbeat of a physical computing project. There are many tricks of the trade to optimize code. I hope to list and discuss as many as I can is this area.


IDE Coding Tips


Course Material:

I've made presentations to various groups on physical computing based on the Arduino. Here are a few of those presentations. Hopefully, you will find the information useful.

Robotics Class
July 2013
Penasquitos Library

Arduino Presentation
22 Aug 2013
ATT Building Downtown


Hardware Tips:

There are many schemes built into electronic equipment to improve results. Many are hidden within the equipment or not really obvious at first. I hope to collect and disseminate those types of ideas here.

Arduino Hardware Tips

Digital Logic Gate Usage and Tips

Video Projects and Demos


Software Tips:

Software is the heartbeat of a physical computing project. There are many tricks of the trade to optimize code. I hope to list and discuss as many as I can is this area.

IDE Coding Tips

parts