ProtoQube – PQ60 PocketQube Breakout board

ProtoQube, a PocketQube PQ60 breakout and prototyping board by Ozqube: The ProtoQube board is a full breakout of the PQ60 PocketQube standard connector, combined with a small .1″(2.54mm) pitch prototyping area. The 20 breakout contacts on each side are .05″ (1.27mm) pitch. The board itself is 42x42mm. This board doesn’t just have to be used […]

NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Keyed Cable Kit

How often have you been caught without the right cables? You can salvage an old ugly one from somewhere, or make a last minute part order that delays your project. Never again! The Premium Make Your Own Keyed Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough housing and sockets to make an (almost) lifetime supply of […]

NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit

How often have you been caught without the right cables? You can salvage an old ugly one from somewhere, or make a last minute part order that delays your project. Never again! The Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough connectors to make an (almost) lifetime supply of cables for standard […]

NEW PROJECT: BGA Reballing Practice Kit, removal, reballing, soldering exercise

At Hacker Camp Shenzhen we learned to reball BGA chips at a mobile phone repair school. This technique was developed to repair cell phones with little to no equipment. That means no expensive reballing rigs, no collection of tiny replacement BGA balls. Just simple hand tools. We thought it was so cool we bought all […]

NEW PROTOTYPE: Logic Pirate 8 channel, 256K sample, 60MSPS logic analyzer

The Logic Pirate is an inexpensive yet capable open source logic analyzer. For just 30 bucks it can sample 8 channels, 256K samples per channel, at a blazing (overclocked!) 60 MILLION samples per second! It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer protocol on Jawi’s open source software that works on most platforms. More than […]

Arduino based sensor shoes assist visually impaired

Student and developer Denver Dias has posted an intro to his undergrad project in Engineering: a walking aid for the blind. The walking aid consists of a pair of shoes attached with ultrasonic sensors on the sensing side. The information, obtained from these sensors, is used to form a virtual map of the surroundings. This […]

panStamp developing MSP430 based module

panStamps are small open source wireless modules designed to add RF connectivity to sensors, MCUs and similar projects. The crew at panStamp is in the process of developing a new module based on the TI CC430F5137 SOC. Programming will be via the Arduino IDE, facilitated through a port being developed by the open sourceEnergia project. […]

DomiCopter pizza-delivering drone

A few years ago Joe Grand presented his team’s pizza delivering robot on an episode of Prototype This. (See the video here.) The idea was cool but never caught on with any major pizza chain, probably due to the use of a ground based robot, which would be difficult to reliably navigate in unpredictable urban […]

Prototype propeller accessory for RasPi

Wardy’s prototype propeller accessory for RasPi The prototype for my Propeller accessory is pretty much finished now.  The final one will be a proper PCB with hopefully FOUR Propeller chips on it!  I’m using one for this prototype to ensure that the basics are working such as I2C and bidirectional serial comms between the Pi […]

VIMPHIN: A reconfigurable virtual manipulator physical interface

This video by Diego Spinola demonstrates his project VIMPHIN an early prototype: I’ve been developing the VIMPHIN as part of my masters degree project , this is the first prototype of it and the next one will include Haptic Feedback. hopefully once everything is done we’ll have an OSHW Haptic Device … maybe even kits! […]

v2 QFP surface mount protoboard 0.80mm available at Seeed

An updated version of the QFP surface mount protoboard is now in the Seeed shop. This revision uses the Sick of Beige DP10080 standard. All footprints have been reworked and extended for easier hand soldering. Sometimes we have the wrong size protoboard for a new chip. Now there’s a second 0.50mm footprint on the back […]

New QFP prototyping boards tests arrived

A box of PCBs just arrived from Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCB service, expect them soon in our free PCB drawer. This batch includes: xQFP80 +65 Protoboard xQFP80 +50 Protoboard xQFP50 +65 Protoboard They are the latest revision of the QFP protoboards already available at Seeed. Here’s the change list  (QFP protoboard 0.80mm + 0.50mm v2) […]