DIY 3W constant current LED driver

Dilshan Jayakody wrote a post on his blog about his 3W constant current LED driver: This is quick post about 3W constant current LED driver which I was design to combine with some homemade furniture piece. The main components of this system is LM311 voltage comparator and IRF9640 P-Channel MOSFET. This module is design to drive maximum of […]

Buspirate issues solved?

Recently the forum is flooded with people that are experiencing troubles with the Buspirate v3.6. Pieter in the forum was no exception. He first tried the Buspirate on his Windows 8.1 and Vista machine and went to the forum after finding out hise buspirate didn’t respond to anything. The supportteam in the forum suspected the PIC was not programmed or […]

Using our boards with Windows 8

Due to Window 8’s requirement that all drivers need to be signed, some of our boards requiring USB drivers might not work with it. RadiatorTwo shared a workaround witch should work. Basically you need to turn off the signed driver requirement. You can deactivate the forcing of signed drivers by using following Settings. Open a Command […]

Soldering iron driver parts: Weller PES51 pencil

Lots of progress is being made on the soldering iron driver. We’ll be testing our version with the Weller PES51 50W soldering pencil. We like the placement of the temperature sensor on this iron. It’s is located in the center of the iron and fits into a recess at the back of the tip. This […]