Arduino Workshop @ The Forge

Jeff, Karen & Bob

Circuit Primer: Power

P (Watts) = V * 1


Why does knowing what the power is matter?

Power is heat
Heat kills electronics

A ¼ Watt resistor can dissipate, well, ¼ Watt of heat. If you ask it to do any more than that you will let the smoke out.
The same thing applies to all electronic parts