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Giveaway: TraId kits – Transistor type & pinout identifier

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Mats has amazed us with his board a week projects, and now one of them could be yours!  Today Mats is giving away three TraId kits - Transistor type & pinout identifier.  All parts included except for a CR2032 battery that needs to be sourced locally due to postage regulations: TraId...

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PCB a Week 22: TraId – Transistor type & pinout identifier

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 22 he came up with TraId - Transistor type & pinout identifier: TraId is a really low cost version of the Part Ninja. It's made to only identify the pinout and type (NPN/PNP) of a transistor and display...

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PCB a Week 21: Tindog SMD soldering practice

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 21  he came up with Tindog an SMD soldering practice board shaped like a dog: A 8-pin SOIC is about the easiest SMD IC to solder so I had to come up with a project using one of...

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Giveaway: Three prebuilt LEDger Led (polarity) tester

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Mats has amazed us with his board a week projects, and now one of them could be yours!  Today Mats is giving away three prebuilt LEDger.  It's a simple but useful LED tester: He’ll give these away to 3 random commenters, just leave a comment on this post. For more...

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PCB a Week 20: LEDger Led (polarity) tester

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 20 he came up with LEDger Led (polarity) tester: Everytime I solder a SMD LED on a pcb I have to turn on one of my multimeters and flip it over to diode-test mode and then probe the...

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PCB a Week 19: SD Card Breakout for breadboards

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 19  he came up with breakout board for micro SD cards: This weeks PAW is just a breakout board for micro SD cards. There's a number of boards like this on the market already, but they are kinda...

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PCB a Week 18: SMD Practice Skull

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 18  he came up with SMD Practice Skull: I while ago I chatted with (Re:load) Nick Johnson about making some simple pcbs for learning how to solder smd parts. This is one of the boards that I came...

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PCB a Week 17: USB Spypow

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 17  he came up with USB Spypow, it displays the actual charge rates of a USB device: Yesterday I saw the "The Practical Meter" on Kickstarter - a small unit that is placed inline with the USB when charging...

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PCB a Week 16: TripleButts

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 16 he came up with three different breadboard breakout boards each holding 12 tactile switches, the TripleButts: Board #1 is the Full version. All the twelve switches are connected separately to their own pins on the headers. Twelve...

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PCB a Week 15: Twittorama

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 15 he came up with 14 segment display- Twittorama: Displaying tweets isn't anything new, but most I've seen have a small display and scrolls the tweets. I want the full 140 characters to be visible simultaneously. So I put...

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PCB a Week 14: Hello-ot

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 14 he came up with Hello-ot: Being able to change between, black (off), red, green and yellow (quickly alternating red/green) my plan was to make an Reversi/Othello game with them and have it all fit on a 10x10...

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PAW13 Sniff-A-Lot for Bus Pirate update

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Mats posted an update on his Sniff-A-Lot for Bus Pirate: So, I found my Bus Pirate and then made a RS-232 breakout cable with a male/female DB9 and tapped off rx/tx from pin 2/3 and gnd from pin 5. And hooked it up to the first serial device I had...

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PCB a Week 13: Sniff-A-Lot for BusPirate

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 13 he came up with Sniff-A-Lot, a small addon board to the Bus Pirate: As PAW13 I did a small addon board to the Bus Pirate. Sniff-A-Lot combines both TX and RX of a serial port into one...

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Giveaway: Three “BB Prince” kits

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Mats has amazed us with his board a week projects, and now one of them could be yours!  Today Mats is giving away three "BB Prince" kits.  It's a small utility board for your breadboard that have some of the most common things you need when building a microcontroller-based project on...

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PCB a Week 12: BB Prince – breadboard utility PCB

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 12 he came up with BB Prince, a small multi-purpose utility for your solderless breadboard: This PAW is a small utility board for your breadboard that have some of the most common things you need when building a...

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PCB a Week 9: MrRef voltage and current reference update

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Mats posted pictures of his MrRef voltage and current reference PCB build.  This tool helps check the accuracy of your multimeter: Since my Agilent 34401 is currently out of calibration I didn't bother installing the fine-adjustment trimopot. The 6350 is good for 0.02% (1mV) without any adjustments. But I installed two...

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PCB a Week 10: Trifluxx

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  In week 10 he came up with Trifluxx, a triangular PCB game: I ended up with using resistor arrays instead of discrete 0805 resistors to save some space and the board can be used for both a sound reactive flasher or some...

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PCB a Week 9: MrRef voltage and current reference

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. This tool helps check the accuracy of your multimeter: The design might be interesting anyways since it has remote sensing for compensating for voltage drop in the cables. But if your meter is drawing enough current to cause more than...

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PCB a Week 8: NU-FitHole hole size helper

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  This tool helps to determine exact hole dimensions for screws and other parts. This weeks PAW will be extremely simple - it's not even a breakout board, but it might still come in handy for people making PCBs. The FitHole...

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PCB a Week 7: Mains log sensor

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 7 he designed a voltage and frequency logger for household mains power supply. The device is designed around the ATtiny45 microcontroller which records the frequency and voltage, and passes measurements through an onto-coupler to an isolated logging board....

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