About Aaron Liebold

Aaron Liebold is a co-founder of NightShade Electronics. He is experienced in electrical and chemical engineering as well as software development. He earned his degrees at Florida Institute of Technology and went on to pursue his interest in electronics and software. Shortly after receiving his degrees, Aaron co-founded NightShade Electronics with his brother and father.
1 08, 2018

Runs 4-5 Months On a Single Charge! – Bridge Clearance Monitor

By | 2018-08-01T13:56:37+00:00 August 1st, 2018|energyShield 2, energyShield, Arduino|0 Comments

One of our customers used an energyShield 2 Pro to build a device that measures the height under a bridge, which lets him know if there is enough space for his boat to pass under the bridge. The best part is that a single battery charge lasts 4-5 MONTHS! If you are wondering how this is possible, read his [...]

27 07, 2018

Project 1: LED Temperature Display

By | 2018-07-27T17:24:54+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Easy, DIY Projects, Arduino|0 Comments

Difficulty: EASY     Estimated Time: 1-3 Hours   Summary: In this project, you will make an Uno board read the temperature from a DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor, and then the Uno will display the temperature on the 2-digit 7-segment LED display.  This project is a great starter project to get comfortable with electronics and [...]

1 06, 2018

How Do I Get Started with Electronics and Circuits? – Try Our Circuit Simulator and Tutorials!

By | 2018-06-01T18:04:07+00:00 June 1st, 2018|General Electronics, Arduino|0 Comments

If you are reading this article, then you are probably one of the many people who has always been interested in electronics and you would like to build with them, but you're just not sure how to get started. It can be a little daunting looking at the world of electronics. You can't see the [...]

9 04, 2018

Circuit Basics – The Voltage Divider Circuit

By | 2018-05-25T13:01:08+00:00 April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The voltage divider circuit is a passive circuit that reduces a voltage to a fraction of the original voltage. This circuit is commonly used in voltage regulators and when reading high voltages with low voltage devices  (e.g. measuring solar panel voltage with an MCU).   How Do I Use the Voltage Divider Circuit? When using [...]

6 04, 2018

Intro to Arduino: I2C Serial Communication

By | 2018-07-19T10:44:10+00:00 April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Inter-integrated Circuit serial communication, or I2C, is a two-wire serial interface (TWI) that was invented by Phillips Semiconductor (now NXP Semiconductors). It was designed for communication with lower-speed peripheral devices on the same board. The protocol is a master-slave protocol, where masters control the communication and the slaves only respond. The protocol allows for multiple [...]