BASIC MATERIAL is required reading for all students
IN DEPTH material is additional reference and can be pursued by students depending on the design approach being pursued.
Breadboard info — Electronic layout of a prototyping breadboard.
Darlington Arrays — Shows how to turn on and off high current arrays with a Darlington Array.
Driving High Current Loads — General intro to using microcontrollers with motors, solenoids. etc.
Driving stepper motors — A different kind of motor, and how to use it
Myths about Motor Drivers — Interpreting the manufacturer's spec sheet and how it impacts real-world performance.
Potentiometer Usages — Application notes for proper use of trimmer pots.
Rugged Motor Driver Board — Data sheet and "how to" for MAE156A motor driver board
Soldering Tutorial by Chris Cassidy — Soldering Tutorial by Chris Cassidy
Soldering Video — Soldering Video by Popular Mechanics
Soldering Video — Soldering Video by TubeDepot
Where to get parts — Local and online vendors