Every Friday we give away some extra PCBs via Facebook. This post was announced on Facebook, and on Monday we’ll send coupon codes to two random commenters. More PCBs via Twitter on Tuesday and the blog every Sunday. Don’t forget … Read more
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Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week. Free PCB Friday is coming up soon. Bay Area Maker Faire 2013: Dangerous Prototypes booth More from Bay Area Maker Faire 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire 2013: Booths and Exhibits Bay … Read more
Nickjohnson posted an update to his network analyzer we covered previously: More tweaks and improvements! I’ve moved to a dedicated LED dimming controller for the backlight instead of resistors, and made a few other layout tweaks. It’s now out for … Read more
This Alert Tube by Michael Watson monitors the net for events that you choose and alerts you by light patterns, text to speech or sounds: The Alert Tube is an open source information appliance that connects wirelessly to the Internet of … Read more
Moog Engineer Rick Shaich discusses the Ladder Filter, the first Voltage Controlled Filter, which is the heart and soul of the Moog modular synthesizers of the 60s, the Legendary Minimoog of the 70′s, and is still the same filter topology … Read more
Here’s Embedded Lab’s new PIC project: Making a 8×40 LED matrix marquee using shift registers: This project is about constructing a mono-color LED matrix display board that consists 320 LEDs arranged in 8 rows and 40 columns. The heart of … Read more
Jadew has been working on a new client for Open Bench Logic Sniffer: OLSFront is a Logic Analyzer client, currently supporting only the Open Bench Logic Sniffer. At the moment it’s still in alpha so it might have serious bugs … Read more
Welcome Arduino Yún – the first member of a series of wifi products combining Arduino with Linux: Massimo Banzi announced it some minutes ago during his annual “The state of Arduino” presentation at Maker Faire Bay Area: Arduino Yún is … Read more
Philip Peter posted an article describing how he designed his Minimalist AVR programmer: I always like a challenge, so when I saw [simpleavr]s vusbtiny programmer, I started to wonder how small I could make an AVR programmer. All in all … Read more
Want a laser engraver for your workshop? Here’s an Instructable by ianmcmill on how to build your own. If you have some old donated scanners and printers chances are you have most of the stuff needed to make your own … Read more
Teletypeguy posted a simple how-to on making chassis overlays with a Cameo: After finally getting stencils working with my Cameo cutter, I wanted to try making chassis overlays. Over the years I have spent good money getting polycarbonate overlays (7 … Read more
We continue working on the part kit models and diagrams. The images above are CAD drawings, and Eagle components of PCB edge connectors.
Here’s the world’s first Laser-cut records made from wood by Amanda Ghassaei: You can now turn your favourite music downloads into playable records made from materials you have lying around the house. Amanda Ghassaei, 24, from San Francisco has created … Read more
Xykon writes to let us know about the new Atmel Tech on Tour events: During this hands-on training, you will learn how to lower the power of your system designs using Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs) in conjunction with our wireless and … Read more
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 10 he came up with Trifluxx, a triangular PCB game: I ended up with using resistor arrays instead of discrete 0805 resistors to save some space and the board can … Read more
Chris built a USB IR Toy free PCB. With the USB IR Toy you can use a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. If you build a free … Read more
Drew’s inside and outside name badge for Maker Faire and spectrum analyzer at Maker Faire after party. More pictures below.
Great turnout for the Get Your Stuff Made presentation! Ian talked about the ways open source is currently manufactured, and outlined the package we send to Seeed Studio to start a new project. Power Point Open Office PDF Thanks to … Read more
There were lots of awesome projects at Maker Faire. Yoshi from Switch Science gave us a new JTAG debugger. Can’t wait to play! More photos below the fold.
Getting feedback on the new component kits at the DP booth. So excited to get these out!