Category Archives: components

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

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 … Read more

Modified Arduino DS1307RTC library that also works for MCP7940N

in Arduino, code, components by the machinegeek | 6 comments

Ray writes, “When your project needs a real-time clock (RTC), don’t you hate that the popular DS1307 costs several dollars? I recently came across Microchip’s MCP7940N, which is an inexpensive alternative to DS1307. On the hardware side it is pretty … Read more

MSP430TCH5E MCU integrates haptic and cap touch sensors

in components, MSP430, sensors by the machinegeek | 1 comment

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player TI has announced their new MSP430TCH5E microcontrollers which include haptics and capacitive touch capabilities on one chip. This allow users to add vibrational feedback on capacitive touch buttons, sliders and wheels, as well as capacitive … Read more