Posts Tagged ‘prototype’

Another day, another project, another fixup..

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

We designed a microcontroller board for a power supply, but somehow we forgot to add the oscillator to the circuit. We thought it was enough to add two nets called 'OSC1' and 'OSC2' to the schematic... Why can't Eagle cope with that automatically?! The lovely photo was taken with an...

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Seeed Studio’s new PCB assembly prototype service

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Seeed Studio PCBA prototype service testing:     Appreciated you use our fusion PCB service before. For greatly increase your efficiency for your product design from prototype stage, it bring a new service for your check. We are going to launch a new service online at the end of July—PCB assembly...

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Prototype propeller accessory for RasPi

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Wardy's prototype propeller accessory for RasPi The prototype for my Propeller accessory is pretty much finished now.  The final one will be a proper PCB with hopefully FOUR Propeller chips on it!  I'm using one for this prototype to ensure that the basics are working such as I2C and bidirectional...

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DP6037 Protoboard v1 PCBs are available at Seeed

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

A multipurpose 0.1" pitch prototyping board that fits a DP6037 acrylic case is now available at Seeed Studio. This one is pretty small, just 60mm by 37mm, bigger boards are on the way. We originally made this board for building up quick and simple reference circuits with through-hole chips, such...

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Soldering iron driver v1.5 PCBs are available at Seeed

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Hardware hacking is more fun with open source, DIY tools. That's why Arhi designed a completely open soldering station controller motherboard. And we designed a through hole version that is now available as a PCB only at Seeed for $7 The completed PCB is the heart of a soldering station,...

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Posted in #liveupdates, PCB Review, Prototypes | 15 Comments »

Workshop Video #44: Bus Blaster v3 design overview

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Bus Blaster v3 design overview, programming and self-test. We also thank Microchip for sending us 2 tubes of scratch 'n' dent 23LC1024 marked 23K1024. Read about the Bus Blaster v3 and how it came to be, below. Update: new video with correct sound mixing (more…)

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PREVIEW: CPLD-based XT-IDE adapter V2

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The second version of our CPLD-based XT-IDE adapter PCB is about to go to the board house. In this update all the logic ICs have been moved to the CPLD, making it fully programmable. The XT-IDE project is a Vintage Computer forum driven project to develop and manufacturer an 8-bit...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: USB Infrared Toy v2

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Use a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, or capture and replay remote control buttons. USB Infrared Toy v2 has higher-power infrared transmitter and several new features. Read the full design documentation. NEW: 100mA constant current IR transmitter with improved range NEW: Infrared frequency...

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Posted in Infrared toy, Prototypes | 7 Comments »

Flexible PCB, self-adhesive, component adapters

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Protoflex is a set of flexible circuit board stickers for SMD development. Peel off a footprint, stick it on 0.1" protoboard, and solder surface mount parts directly on the sticker. Brilliant use of flexible PCBs. Thanks Kelvin! Via contact form.

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Posted in dev boards, Development, PCBs | 6 Comments »

Reflow oven controller prototype

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

robots posted pictures of his reflow oven controller prototype. Software development is in progress, and menus have been added. Via the project log forum.

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NEW PRODUCT: xQFP breakouts

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Prototype with QFP size surface mount chips. Currently available in 0.50mm, 0.65mm, and 0.80mm. 32-80pin xQFP packages Each pin brought to a header Open source (CC-BY-SA) Don't know your size? See choosing a breakout board. Available in 0.50mm, 0.65mm, and 0.80mm for $3.

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NEW PRODUCT: Surface mount protoboard SOIC

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Dangerous Protoboard: Bus Pirate v3/SOIC is now available for $10.  This is Sjaak's special Dangerous Protoboard for working with SOIC chips and SMD parts, it includes a Bus Pirate v3 connector for easy testing. It has footprints for: 0805 parts (59x) SOIC chips from .150″ to .3″ (max 112 pins)...

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Posted in BP v3, Prototypes | 9 Comments »

Bus Pirate v4 prototype

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

This is the first complete working prototype of the Bus Pirate v4. The final header will be shrouded. In a related development, McZ tipped us to the PicPack open source PIC USB virtual serial firmware. It could be just the thing we need for the Bus Pirate v4 (and the...

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Prototype: Bus Pirate 3EEPROM explorer board

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. Now you've got one of Hack a Day's Bus Pirates, what do you do with it? Learn about 1-wire, I2C, and SPI EEPROMs with the 3EEPROM explorer board (we pronounce it THREE-PROM, emphasis on the EE). EEPROM...

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Recent Comments

  • gant: They still have a couple of the more expensive (but still considerably cheap) 5S-I-S01 in stock...
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...