Ashhar Farhan (VU2ESE) made an Arduino based sweeper for ham radio homebrewing, that is available on GitHub: The Sweeperino a very useful Arduino based test instrument. It is the following: *A very stable, low noise signal generator from 4 MHz to 160 MHz without any spurs *A high precision power meter with 90 db with […]
Here’s a DIY vacuum pick-up tool for SMD components: This video describes a DIY Vacuum Pick-up tool for picking and placing parts from an SMD component tape. The basic design for this tool involves using a vacuum pump and a solenoid to control the vacuum to a handpiece under control of a foot pedal. Via SDG […]
Luke writes, “A few years back I made a compact bench PSU based on a DPS-3002 module and a 24v PSU. I have since made a improved version that also includes the ability to run on my power tool batteries making it ultra-portable.” See the full post on his blog here.
A DIY hand crank Boostbox by lasersaber at LaserHacker: This easy to make box uses no batteries but can still power a lot of stuff. It really is a very versatile little BoostPack based device. It would be the perfect thing to have on hand in times of emergency. Project info at LaserHacker project page. Check […]
Vpapanik shared a tutorial on how to make your own SMD pick and place machine: If you are dealing with tiny SMD parts (e.g. 0402 resistors and capacitors), a manual pick and place machine is a helpful piece of equipment for prototyping and small-batch manufacturing. On the other side, traditional SMD placement using precision tweezers not […]
Ever want to design your own soldering station? Sqkybeaver is workshopping a soldering station driver board in the forum now.