• Encoder – how to use it?

    Most devices communicate with users in some way. Sometimes it is a blinking LED. Sometimes displaying a message on the display. Sometimes it is a requirement to press a button. And another time you turn the knob of the potentiometer. Another way to communicate with the user is the encoder. What is an encoder? The external appearance is similar to the potentiometer. And it is very easy to confuse him. However, his principle of operation is completely different. So how does an encoder work? In a very simplified way, this picture shows: In the figure, we see only a piece of the encoder. We see two circles (A and B)…

  • My way of naming electronic projects

    In order not to get lost in our own projects, we must in a logical way call and label them. Everyone has their own way. In this post I will present my way to naming projects as well as describing PCBs. I met this method in one of the companies in which I worked as an engineer and in my opinion it is simple, clear and intuitive enough that I decided to use it also in private projects.