Find screw dimensions (all head types) with this online calculator #Making
Have you ever wound up needing to know the dimensions of various standard screws in order to design your circuit board or enclosure? And which type of screw head makes sense, given how big the dimensions are?
The Home Metal Shop Club in Texas has this wonderful online calculator which allows you to select parameters like screw size, thread count, drill size and it immediately provides a visual of the measurements for all the screw types! You can immediately see what’s what and select exactly what you need.
You’ll have to get some catalogs to actually buy your specified screw, but you won’t languish in McMaster-Carr for 3 hours after having dialed in what you want, yay!
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.