A series of videos from Akiba, creator of FreakLabs, answering questions on the challenges of manufacturing a product in China filmed during AMA on SupplyFX. Via Tindie. Check out the video after the break.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
USB IR Toy The USB IR Toy is back from manufacturing and is being prepared to ship now. Parts were ready before the Chinese Spring holiday, but then things stalled, Seeed moved, and they’re about two weeks behind. The good news is that our packages from Seeed are now arriving in less than a week […]
Nicked this picture of the #twatch ready to ship, from the Seeed Studio blog. We’re excited to get one and start developing some interesting new firmware. First up is a simple RSS reader with compiles for a couple popular sites.