To be more specific: three N/O switches died, and one tilt switch.My question is:Is it normal for components to stop working so often?
To be more specific: three N/O switches died, and one tilt switch.
My guess is that you are wiring the switches up so you have a dead short across the power supply when they are pressed. Look again at how they should be wired up. The best way is between input and ground with a pull up resistor to +5V.See:-http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Tutorial/Inputs.html
Are there common wiring/code mistakes that lead to dead shorts with switches?
Electronics is Math.
Isn't mostly everything?
Mean time between failures (MTBF) is the predicted elapsed time between inherent failures of a system during operation.The MTBF can be defined in terms of the expected value of the density function ƒ(t)Electronics is Math.
Quote from: sonnyyu on May 24, 2013, 01:51 pmElectronics is Math.Isn't mostly everything?
or is there maybe something wrong with my workflow which keeps killing them?
or maybe the components that come with the starter kit are just low quality?