## iPhone apps for engineers, electronics and more – AN ADAFRUIT ELECTRONICS GIFT GUIDE!

It seems a lot of folks have iPhones and many of them like making and learning about electronics too! We’ve put together some of our picks of apps for the iPhone for that special person (or yourself) this holiday season that would like the gift tronic’ apps! Some of the apps are free, most are \$0.99 cents. To give them as gift to the iPhone toting’ electronics person in your life you can give them an iTunes gift card. For today only the MintyBoost is is 10% – it charges the iPhone 🙂 Use code IPHONE on checkout and get 10% off the MintyBoost kit!

Resistulator. What would a resistor value calculator look like if it were thought through — made a breeze to use, yet also helpful for learning the color code? Resistulator displays the stated resistance of both standard and precision resistors as you set each band’s color with a tap. A preference is provided if you’d like to be shown the terse value description used in many areas of the world.

Circuit Lab is an electronic circuit analysis tool based on the modified node analysis method. The analysis may be under DC conditions and under steady-state sinusoidal conditions (AC). Diodes (non linear devices) may be analyzed only under DC conditions.

Electronic Toolbox combines electronic reference material with calculation and conversion tools in one handy app. Whether a professional or hobbyist, the app gives users a collection of the most important electrical information right at their fingertips.

CapCalc will help you determine capacitance values and related capacitor codes. Simply enter one of either picofarad, nanofarad, microfarad or the capacitor code and CapCalc will generate the other values for you!

Bitwise is a binary comparing calculator for teaching and explaining how logic circuits work. Set the switched of the first and second binary numbers then choose a function for instant result. I made this app to help visually describe how binary logic works.

The Circuit Pro App is a utility application developed to assist electrical engineers and electricians with the task of sizing branch circuits according the National Electrical Code (NEC). This application finds the appropriately sized standard breaker size based on the input circuit load, which can be entered in either Amps or kiloWatts.

EE Basics contains a large selection of Electrical Engineering laws, equations, tables and reference material that Electrical Engineers may find useful during their work.

The elecPuzzles app allows you to test your knowledge of some basic electronic circuits. Perform the necessary calculations to solve problems presented to you.

With “Electric Circuits” you can learn the basics of a home circuit. You’ll learn by playing: every level brings up new components, making more difficult to create your “Electric Circuit”. It’s pretty basic and missing parts that we think would round it out, but it’s still fun.

Maxim Part Selector. The IC Selector helps electronics designers choose the right Maxim data converter (A/D and D/A converters) anywhere. The app doesn’t require a live Internet connection, so it can be used at the lab bench or anywhere else.

Digi-Key’s app for the iPhone and iPod Touch is the design engineer’s passkey to one of the world’s largest inventories of in-stock electronic components.

For today only the MintyBoost is is 10% – it charges the iPhone 🙂 Use code IPHONE on checkout and get 10% off the MintyBoost kit! If you have any app suggestions, post up in the comments!

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1. I’m very, very surprised that the Bitwise app was approved. Doesn’t Apple know that thing is Turing complete!? Why with enough operations it could emulate a jailbroken iPhone!

2. I suggest giving iCircuit a shot. It’s not bad, albeit a bit buggy.

3. Appealing looking apps.

It would be nice to see something like this in an Android roundup.

4. @res – please do one and send it to us, thanks!

5. Andy Davidson

Great list, thanks!

But when I tried to buy Resistulator, the iTunes store reports that it is no longer available.