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ProtoQube – PQ60 PocketQube Breakout board

Friday, February 27th, 2015

ProtoQube, a PocketQube PQ60 breakout and prototyping board by Ozqube: The ProtoQube board is a full breakout of the PQ60 PocketQube standard connector, combined with a small .1"(2.54mm) pitch prototyping area. The 20 breakout contacts on each side are .05" (1.27mm) pitch. The board itself is 42x42mm. This board doesn't...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Keyed Cable Kit

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

How often have you been caught without the right cables? You can salvage an old ugly one from somewhere, or make a last minute part order that delays your project. Never again! The Premium Make Your Own Keyed Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough housing and sockets to make...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

How often have you been caught without the right cables? You can salvage an old ugly one from somewhere, or make a last minute part order that delays your project. Never again! The Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough connectors to make an (almost) lifetime...

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NEW PROJECT: BGA Reballing Practice Kit, removal, reballing, soldering exercise

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

At Hacker Camp Shenzhen we learned to reball BGA chips at a mobile phone repair school. This technique was developed to repair cell phones with little to no equipment. That means no expensive reballing rigs, no collection of tiny replacement BGA balls. Just simple hand tools. We thought it was...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: Logic Pirate 8 channel, 256K sample, 60MSPS logic analyzer

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Logic Pirate is an inexpensive yet capable open source logic analyzer. For just 30 bucks it can sample 8 channels, 256K samples per channel, at a blazing (overclocked!) 60 MILLION samples per second! It's designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer protocol on Jawi's open source software that works...

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Personal audio & MIDI prototyping board

Monday, March 24th, 2014

@rocket_not tweeted:  Personal audio & MIDI prototyping board based on a design originally by @dangerousproto

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Making wine in Shenzhen: Metal hex standoff kit

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Often it’s not clear exactly what connector, button, switch, or part is the best choice for a project. We end up making a last minute order of 1 or 2 of any likely candidate from Mouser or Digikey. That sets the project off by about a week while we dig...

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Arduino based sensor shoes assist visually impaired

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Student and developer Denver Dias has posted an intro to his undergrad project in Engineering: a walking aid for the blind. The walking aid consists of a pair of shoes attached with ultrasonic sensors on the sensing side. The information, obtained from these sensors, is used to form a virtual...

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Making wine in Shenzhen: Nylon hex standoff kit

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Often it’s not clear exactly what connector, button, switch, or part is the best choice for a project. We end up making a last minute order of 1 or 2 of any likely candidate from Mouser or Digikey. That sets the project off by about a week while we dig...

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Making wine in Shenzhen: Double row IDC cable kit

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Often it’s not clear exactly what connector, button, switch, or part is the best choice for a project. We end up making a last minute order of 1 or 2 of any likely candidate from Mouser or Digikey. That sets the project off by about a week while we dig...

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Making wine in Shenzhen: Keyed connectors kit

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Often it’s not clear exactly what connector, button, switch, or part is the best choice for a project. We end up making a last minute order of 1 or 2 of any likely candidate from Mouser or Digikey. That sets the project off by about a week while we dig...

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Making wine in Shenzhen: Single row cable kit

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Often it's not clear exactly what connector, button, switch, or part is the best choice for a project. We end up making a last minute order of 1 or 2 of any likely candidate from Mouser or Digikey. That sets the project off by about a week while we dig...

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panStamp developing MSP430 based module

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

panStamps are small open source wireless modules designed to add RF connectivity to sensors, MCUs and similar projects. The crew at panStamp is in the process of developing a new module based on the TI CC430F5137 SOC. Programming will be via the Arduino IDE, facilitated through a port being developed...

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DomiCopter pizza-delivering drone

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

A few years ago Joe Grand presented his team's pizza delivering robot on an episode of Prototype This. (See the video here.) The idea was cool but never caught on with any major pizza chain, probably due to the use of a ground based robot, which would be difficult to...

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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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VIMPHIN: A reconfigurable virtual manipulator physical interface

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsTm8flq-lw[/embed] This video by Diego Spinola demonstrates his project VIMPHIN an early prototype: I've been developing the VIMPHIN as part of my masters degree project , this is the first prototype of it and the next one will include Haptic Feedback. hopefully once everything is done we'll have an OSHW...

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v2 QFP surface mount protoboard 0.80mm available at Seeed

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

An updated version of the QFP surface mount protoboard is now in the Seeed shop. This revision uses the Sick of Beige DP10080 standard. All footprints have been reworked and extended for easier hand soldering. Sometimes we have the wrong size protoboard for a new chip. Now there's a second...

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New QFP prototyping boards tests arrived

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

A box of PCBs just arrived from Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCB service, expect them soon in our free PCB drawer. This batch includes: xQFP80 +65 Protoboard xQFP80 +50 Protoboard xQFP50 +65 Protoboard They are the latest revision of the QFP protoboards already available at Seeed. Here's the change list  (QFP...

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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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Testing the new reduced-sized ICSP connector

Monday, December 17th, 2012

This week we received a batch of PCBs and amongst them was the latest revision of our USB TFT breakoutboard. This board is the first board that features a new ICSP footprint, which occupies less space on the PCB and should improve testing and programming times at Seeed. (more…)

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