Developers that are approaching electronics for the very first time have a lesson to learn; and this usually happens the hard way. Wiring a circuit incorrectly, and you can potentially destroy your Arduino board. When it comes to mistakes, hardware is generally not as forgiving as software. This tutorial shows the most common ways you can accidentally destroy an Arduino board; and how to avoid it.
- Applying overvoltage to power pins
- Drawing too much current from the board
- Shorting pins
- Inductive loads without flyback diodes
- EEPROM wear