Users' questions

Why is CircuitMaker the best tool for electronics makers?

Why is CircuitMaker the best tool for electronics makers?

This is the tool any electronics maker was waiting for and it is community focused. Poppy is an open-source platform for the creation, use and sharing of interactive 3D printed robots. We love CircuitMaker because it offers the possibility of our community to contribute easily. We can promote our board model by sharing a simple link to a release.

How can I Pair my Cricut Maker with my computer?

If you have a different Windows OS and need help, please contact Member Care using one of the options below. Ensure your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker machine is powered on and within 10-15 feet of your computer. Most computers are Bluetooth® enabled. Open the Bluetooth® window. Select Pair. Pairing is now complete.

How does wiring create connectivity in a schematic?

It is the wiring that creates the connectivity in the schematic. Wires and buses support a number of modes that define how the corners are created. When placing a wire or bus, press Shift+Spacebar to cycle through the corner modes.

What does auto wire mode do on a schematic?

The Auto Wire mode is a special mode that allows you to automatically connect two points on the schematic, automatically routing the wire around obstacles between those two points. When in this mode, press the TAB key to set the Autowirer options in the Point to Point Router Options dialog.

How do I stop a simulation of a CircuitMaker?

Exit the Analyses Setup window, and click the run button in the toolbar (or press F10). The run button will turn into the stop button with a stop sign icon. (Note that while the simulation is running, you will not be able to access many settings or edit the circuit.

How do you set initial voltage in CircuitMaker?

There is another way to set initial voltages in CircuitMaker—using the .IC component. Open up the Device Selection window, and select SPICE Controls > Initial Condition > .IC. Place the part, and double-click on it to change its ‘label-value to 5V. Then hook it up to your circuit like below:

What causes a short circuit in a circuit?

A short circuit is a type of electrical fault. Faults, in general, occur when an electrical current strays beyond its intended path (circuit) due to a lack of resistance (e.g., from insulation or a circuit breaker). The result is a weak connection between the two conductors supplying electrical power to the circuit.

What should the start and stop times be in CircuitMaker?

CircuitMaker will acutally vary the time steps slightly to help make the plots converge correctly, and we can specify the maximum allowable time step if we wish. Usually we should just set Step Time and Max. Step equal to each other. For our simulation, set Start Time to 0, Stop Time to 10 ms (which is 5RC), and Step Time / Max. Step to 10 uS.