Electronics iPhone App Helps With DIY Projects

When you're looking to make home improvements, hiring a pro is always the best option for those who can afford it. But if you're a little shallow in the pocket, taking on a do-it-yourself home improvement project can pay off. Just make sure you have a special helper...

If you're taking on a home improvement project that requires a little bit of wiring and other electrical know-how, it can be a daunting—and dangerous—task.

Well the next best thing to having an electrician help you every step of the way is to have this "Made by a DIYer for DIYers" iPhone application in your palm: Electrical Ref.

Have you ever wondered how many Ohms that resistor your holding is? Maybe wondered what the capacitance is of a ceramic disc capacitor with the code 103? Forgotten how to assemble a 555 timer circuit? Or wondered how to make your Arduino detect an EMF? Then Electrical Ref is the app for you. It features a resistor calculator, capacitor calculator, & circuit diagrams.

Here's a link to iTunes if you'd like to pick up this DIY Electrical helper for $1.

Via Makezine.com

iPhone photo from Johan Larsson at Flickr with a Creative Commons license.