*Yes, F is Fantastic, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I would probably say PRTM – Please Read The Manual, but that isn’t quite as well known.
As always, the user manual is the last item to be completed (and often never is entirely in engineering)!
Since the User Manual I supply with the projects is a key component of the project kits, I thought I would give everyone a “little lookie” at the kind of information provided.
The manuals are split into three main sections:
- First I introduce the concepts and design behind the circuit. PSU kit: discusses how switch mode supplies work and how they compare to linear ones. RGB-LED Kit: How RGB-LEDs are different to normal LEDs and ways to control them.
- Next I provide a component check-list, circuit diagrams and detailed build instructions (with close up pictures of each step)
- Finally, I provide instructions on testing your creation (and in the case of the RGB-LED kit, I’ve also include some coding examples in Bash and Python – this will also be put on this site as RGB-LED Lesson 0 – The Absolute Basics GPIO).
In addition to the User Manual (I packed as much as I could into 12 pages), the RGB-LED Lessons will be extended onto this site, more details about that soon.
Thank you for supporting this project, I hope that people will continue to find the kits useful, and I enjoy hearing about the excellent projects they are used for!