The factory of the world – Hackaday documentary on the Shenzhen Ecosystem

The factory of the world – Hackaday documentary on the Shenzhen Ecosystem When it comes to manufacturing, no place in the world has the same kind of allure as the Pearl River Delta region of China. Within just an hour-long train ride, two vastly different cultures co-exist, each with its unique appeal that keeps attracting […]

HOW-TO: Get your PCBs manufactured

The latest version of this tutorial is available on the documentation wiki. In the last few years many inexpensive PCB services have popped up. It used to be that buying PCBs in hobby quantities was expensive and filled with gotchas. Now, places like Seeed Studio can send your PCBs to the inexpensive prototyping factory in […]

STATUS UPDATE: Bus Blaster v2

We’re trying a new Monday post with status updates on new projects currently in production. This will cover project development, and gritty details like last minutes changes and production problems. Bus Blaster v2 is going to rock! The design is so flexible and fun, we can’t believe it wasn’t the standard FT2232 JTAG debugger design […]

Open Logic Sniffer assembled, in testing

Openbench Logic Sniffer is an open source logic analyzer. It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer software at the lowest possible cost. This project is a collaboration between the Gadget Factory and Dangerous Prototypes. The Open Logic Sniffer returned from the factory. It will be programmed and tested soon. Seeed makes the rather ambitious […]

USB Infrared Toy self-test

The latest version of this article is now on the documentation wiki. The USB Infrared Toy contains a self-test that’s not documented in the original how-to. The self-test is used to detect dead hardware after manufacturing. To use the self-test, open a terminal program to the USB IR Toy’s serial port and type ‘t’ or […]