Erich of MCUonEclipse writes, “In case you are using Altium to design your boards, then this one might be useful for you. I have have posted the Altium .SchLib and .PcbLib files on GitHub here” Details at MCU on Eclipse.
Category Archives: PCBs
From the comments on our previous PCB Checklist post, George Hadley shared this helpful checklist for submitting a PCB to a fab house: Systematic PCB Verification Approach (PDF!): 1. Parts completion check: 1. All major components included? Microcontroller/FPGA/SoC/Microprocessor/CPLD? Power supply/regulation? Sensors? User interface … Read more
@psmay tweeted picture of his free USB IR Toy PCB build. With the USB IR Toy you can use a remote control with your computer, view infrared signals on a logic analyzer, capture and replay remote control buttons. If you build a … Read more
As a follow up to the PCB layout design with DipTrace post, KF5OBS blogged about on how to set-up DipTrace to export a PCB layout correctly for Dirty PCB: Dirty PCB offers – as the name implies – dirt cheap PCB … Read more
KF5OBS writes: DipTrace is a sophisticated schematic and PCB layout software. I had it installed on my computer for over a year but have never really used it. Since I needed a super simple PCB for some 78XX / 79XX … Read more
Baldengineer’s checklist for submitting a PCB to a fab house: Recently I’ve been expanding my retro game collection to include game cartridges imported from Japan. The problem is that I don’t have Japanese game systems (yet). So I’m creating an open … Read more
Late last year I spun off the Dirty____ source code into a free PCB fulfillment system (Filthy Hole). The system is modeled after Amazon.com – print packing lists and prepaid shipping/address/customs form on 10x15cm labels. It is way easier for … Read more
In this video Felix of LowPowerLab demonstrates a complete pick & place assembly of a MoteinoMEGA panel: The main things to take from this video are: effective CPH (components per hour) rating is affected in large by several factors like … Read more
The DP6037 Protoboard v1 PCB is back in stock at Seeed Studio. A multipurpose 0.1″ pitch prototyping board that fits a DP6037 acrylic case. Grab a PCB from Seeed for $2.50.
You can now print your own circuit boards. Check out this cool Voltera, a circuit board rapid prototyping platform: Circuit Board Printer Print dual layer PCBs on FR4 with 10mil space/trace. Our 20mΩ/sq sheet resistance and conventional soldering makes prototyping a breeze … Read more
Limpkin wrote this blog article about his tiny NFC Reader with a TRF7970A build, and he will be giving a few of them away: The main components are: – the USB-enabled ATMega32U4 – a connector for the NRF24L01 – a Lithium-Ion battery … Read more
A PCB for Raspberry Pi WH1080 weather station by Andy Ayre of BritishIdeas: Previously I wrote about using a Raspberry Pi to receive 433MHz signals from a WH1080 weather station. This is the mess of wiring I came up with. This worked … Read more
Richard from Zoetrope wrote this blog article about a PCB to make using the AS5048A angle sensor really easy. He used dirtyPCBs for the board, and Zoetrope will be giving a few of them away. Via the contact form.
@SUSpaceflight tweeted picture of his dirty boards from DirtyPCBs: GPS trackers for HABs with LoRa/RTTY modems. The larger board is a basestation with BT/USB/LCD
@ibuildrockets tweeted picture of his Blinky board from DirtyPCB: Ooh! Just had my order of PCBs arrive from @DirtyBoardsPCBs So red and purdy!
Rafal Powierski has released a new version of ZofzPCB Gerber viewer ver0.4, we wrote about it previously: What is new: 1. load ipc356 – that is a popular netlist or bare board flying probe test file, available as export from most of … Read more
@RyanteckL tweeted picture of his DirtyPCB TurtlTeck: Final TurtlTeck PCBs arrived from DIrtyPCBs arrived today! Via Twitter.
AronFeher built a free Bus Pirate v3.8 PCB. The Bus Pirate is an open source hacker multi-tool that talks to electronic stuff. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on Flicker, … Read more
Niels Kjøller Lab writes: HandyStick is yet another small development board with an AtmegaX8 (Atmega88, Atmega168, Atmega328). The board is targeted towards use with vUSB, a software implemented USB stack. My first project is a DIY game pad. It is … Read more
Jan Henrik just got a stack of Dirty PCBs in the mail. He writes: So I just got my first delivery from DirtyPCB´s and it´s awesome! I ordered a Protopack ( 10 PCB´s ) in yellow with a size of 5 … Read more