Gerber preview software and usage summary

We asked what things you check before sending gerbers to the board house, and what your favorite gerber viewer is. Here is a compilation of your responses: Problems with the footprint, the solder pad is sometimes buried by mask. Drills outside board or flipped. CAM didn’t export expected silkscreen layers. Evaluating not only whether a […]

#twatch network LCD preorder update

The #twatch ethernet LCD backpack preorder is over, shipments will start around October 10, 2009. Our first project was a big success. Thank you for participating with comments and preorders! If you missed out on the preorder, Seeed is making a few extra units you can buy for $45, worldwide shipping included. We don’t plan […]

Network LCD (#twatch) availablility update

**UPDATE*** Seeed is listing the #twatch again. They located additional PIC chips. The #twatch preorder has an estimated October 10 ship date. #twatch production is limited by the number of PIC 18F67J60 ethernet microcontrollers Seeed can find for immediate delivery. Here’s some of the options at this point: Seeed locates more PIC18F67J60s, they add more […]

Hack a Day's Bus Pirate preorder 2: revision B5?

Bus Pirate v2go Firmware v2.2-nightly DEVID:0x0447 REVID:0x3043 (B5) Hack a Day’s preorder 2 Bus Pirates are starting to arrive worldwide. Remember to upgrade the firmware when it arrives. We’ve had one report that the latest preorder was assembled with revision B5 PIC 24FJ64GA002 chips. Press ‘i’ in the Bus Pirate terminal to see your PIC […]