Sunday, April 10, 2011

Basic DC circuits.

-Resistor-Needed so the power from sockets does not blow up whatever you are trying to connect
-Capacitor-Good for bursts (triggers)
-Voltage drop across capacitors is same as voltage drop across the two connecting wires.
-Resistors in parallel can be measured by adding the reciprocals of the resistance (To find Phantom Resistor Strength). Take portion of Phantom Resistor equivalent to the total resistance of one of the resistors to find the total current going through that resistor.
-Capacitors in Parallel act like Resistors in series, add the strengths.
-To find the voltage drop across individual components, add the total resistance of each piece, the portion of the total resistance the object uses is equivalent to the portion of voltage used.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Welcome to my blog!
I will document my journey through the world of robotics, programming and computer engineering.
For starters: I would like to list a few important tools that are helpful for the starter.
It has come to my attention that many books have been written on the subject of computer engineering and computer science. It may be difficult to pin-point which books are actually helpful, and are for the person who wants to jump into computers, has been familiar with computer his entire life, knows most of the abbreviations and intermediate computer knowledge, but has not ever found understandable information about the subject.

A close friend of mine, whom I have come to regard as a genius, told me about what tools he had used to begin his journey. He recommended to me that I look into the series of books by the publisher O'Reilly. There is an app that is created by these publishers that has their books on a handy little app. The App which I am reading right now is called The Bash cookbook (Bash), and is currently the most helpful tool I have come across in my quest for internal computer knowledge. Bash-AKA the Bourne Again Shell, is the shell that currently comes shipped with each Linux/Unix system.

Please tell me what tools you have come across and could not have lived without.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I am a student who will be attending UCSC and will share my learning with you all via this blog.