We continue to source parts for the upcoming kits in Shenzhen. Taking pictures as they arrive, and assembling an instructional booklet. Work on the in-depth documentation continues. Another image was generated. At your request we changed the angle a bit. We also generated the standard up-front view of this exercise, which you can check out […]
Today we sourced parts for a few upcoming dangerous prototypes part kits. We also visited tailors in Louhu to talk about DP t-shirts and other fashion. In the workshop we worked on documentation, and some Eagle library ULPs.
Started adding content to Bus Pirate kit layout. Picked up computer and tools for the new remote office in Huaqiangbei. 3 hours of grueling Chinese lessons, thanks Yeeong! Made a run from Shenzhen to Hong Kong for some computer stuff like SD cards and flash disks.
Visited with Seeed about Bus Pirate edu kit, parts kit, and a handful of other projects. We continue working on the Bus Pirate edu kit documentation.
We stopped by our Taco pilgrimage in Hong Kong, before heading crossing over to Shenzhen. In the workshop work continues on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit Documentation.
We continue working on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation. We continue working on the renders for documentation. The image above being the final render for the second exercise.
We continue working on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation. We touched up some render setting for the new models, and started rendering the final front page images. The image above being the final render for the first exercise. In preparation for our month log trip to Shenzhen we packed up all the equipment and […]
We continue working on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation. The image above is used in an exercise where you build your own Bus Pirate LCD adapter on the bread board using only a 74HCT595 and a potentiometer. It’s the schematic representation of the 3D model image released yesterday. Packed components for (re)working projects in […]
Today we concentrated on filming, editing and posting the reflow hot plate video. We continue working on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation. The image above is used in an exercise where you build your own Bus Pirate LCD adapter on the bread board using only a 74HCT595 and a potentiometer. You can get an […]
This week we take a look at the 946A+ solder reflow hot plate from our last Shenzhen equipment haul. There’s a ton of no-name 946A+ out there, ours happens to be D-GOLD. They’re all pretty similar, and run about $50 in Shenzhen. Using a kitchen hot plate is a common hack for DIY reflow soldering, […]
We applied for Bay Area Maker Faire table and presentation. Only two days left! Check out the video from our last years visit. Updated the “Buy Stuff” menu in the left column to clear old projects and added a link to distributors at Epic Tinker’s suggestion. We reviewed some new banners that will be circulating […]
Today we continued to work on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit exercises. We decided to add breadboard labels to our schematics diagrams. You can check out the documentation preview for the second exercise here. As always any feedback is welcome.
Finished federal taxes and started on state. Full service accountant next year for sure! Work continues on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation. Two exercises are documented, only ten to go. We had to adjust the models due to some minor last minute changes.
This year we file as a multi-member LLC, which is classified as a partnership by default. First we did form 1065, basically a summary of the business with income, deductions, and section 179 (depreciated) property attachments (form 4562). Also a 1225-A Cost of Goods sold for the PCB store experiment, as well as a Schedule […]
Today we focused on editing and posting today’s video. We made adjustments to the header the Bus Pirate Edu Kit will use, which promoted rewiring of the models we previously made.
Bus Pirate voltage regulator investigation and writeup. We also continue working on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation.
We continue working on the Bus Pirate kit documentation. Only a few more exercises are left to fully model. The one above uses the breadboard, a ‘595 serial to parallel register, and a contrast potentiometer to allow the Bus Pirate the control over an HD44780 LCD. As you can see, lots of wires are needed […]
Slowly building up the library of models for the Bus Pirate Edu Kit exercises. To make sure everyone can easily hook up any exercise, we’ll add top-down views, schematics, and wiring tables. Here’s an example of a wiring table for the exercise above. MCP9701A Pin1 – E1 Pin2 – E2 Pin3 – E3 Wires Black: […]
More development on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation. The image above demonstrates the need for a breadboard wiring diagram, where each connection corresponds to the coordinate on the breadboard.
Today we mostly worked on the documentation for the upcoming Bus Pirate Edu Kit. We tidied up the 3D models, and started writing up the individual exercises. High resolution version (1280px) of the image above is available in our SVN.