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An easy way to mount DS18B20 temperature sensors

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Matt wrote an article describing a technique he used to mount DS18B20 temperature sensors: One of the biggest advantage of these sensors over I2C sensors, is that you can mount them almost anywhere. That having been said, I’ve never quite managed to come up with an elegant solution, particularly when...

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EAGLE: Panelizing made easy

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Sjaak shared a tip for panelizing PCB boards in Eagle: Panelizing is done by machining a slot between two or more boards, but keep them attached by a small amount of PCB material (mousebites). I used to do it by hand: generated all the schematics into multiple sheets and then...

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Soldering TQFN with a distance

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Mare writes: Here is my solution to this problem. First clamp the Ic to vise or ask your wife to hold the tweezers with the chip Next, use your sharpest soldering tip and apply some solder to the pads. Please keep in mind the chip has 0,5mm raster between pads....

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Eagle CAD tips and tricks, part 2

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Here's the part 2 of Yahya Tawil's Eagle CAD tips and tricks we covered previously: In part 1, we talked about the importance of issuing commands with your keyboard and using your mouse effectively. In this part, we will continue talking about other useful tips and tricks for using Eagle CAD....

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Eagle CAD tips and tricks

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Yahya Tawil from All About Circuits shares some Eagle CAD tips and tricks that you may not be aware of: Most hobbyists and many professionals use Eagle CAD as a daily tool in designing schematics and laying out PCB. I’m going to share with you the most important tips and...

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  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • 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...