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It smell something… sniff sniff … yes, I smell BS!
Don’t you just hate it when you run out of holes and have to use a bridge wire to some free patch on the proto-board? I thought so.
The lack of an ISP connector on this board has given me a lot of grief. This little adapter board will solve that problem once and for all. It also provides a couple of through-hole pads for potentially adding some … Continue reading
My first ‘real’ panel.
The key to successful AVR programming :-> The previous version of this adapter had a major disadvantage – assembly was a mess. You needed a jig, sticky tape… not good.
First generation (now obsolete) stencil from OSHStencils.com:
Yes I do know that there are others available as well, but I didn’t like it. It is HUGE (about 6MB) and I couldn’t easily scale it. Using ‘Bitmap2Component’, which is included in the later versions of KiCAD, I’ve created … Continue reading
I’m still alive — physically that is. Recently I felt the urge to do some soldering an I promptly succumbed to it. 3 days later I was done and totally fed up with having to solder using the “W-word”. The … Continue reading
Well… sort of. I finally got the PCBs from sparkfun! Almost 6 weeks, 9 days only for the “air mail” letter to get to me. Maybe my “dear friends” at the customs office were “busy” again. Unfortunately my request to … Continue reading
For quite some time I have 19 SMD RGB LEDs sitting in one of my electronics boxes. It used to be 20, but I’ve ruined one while trying to solder it to perfboard. They are 3 single LEDs put into … Continue reading