We continue working on the part kit models, and documentation. We’re adding them to our Eagle part library as well. We’re on our way to the Bay Area Maker Fair this weekend.
Category Archives: Workshop Update
We are getting ready for the Maker Faire. Work continues on part, and kit documentation. Check out the videos and writeups from our previous Maker Faire visits.
We continue working on part documentation. Here is a image of our 2D technical drawings of IDC connectors.
We continue working on the part documentation. The picture above is pre-crimped ribbon cable.
Today we worked on some part documentation. We made CAD drawings (pictured above) of 0.1” female connectors, and 3D models to go along with them.
Skimming through the datasheets building documentation for the Bus Pirate Edu Kit.
We’re finalizing the gerber merging ULP for Eagle. Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation continues to grow.
We bought the Postek C168 acetate label printer for kit projects. We continue working on documentation.
We tested out all the Bus Pirate Edu Kit exercises and the connection diagrams. Some alterations may be made to the real time clock exercise to make it more interesting. Rediscovered SEG market. Had ignored it as a tourist trap … Read more
Made an initial Eagle ULP to produce a crude .cfg configuration file for gerbmerge to process gerber panelization. We continue working on the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation.
Final sourcing. Dinner with HAXLR8R teams. We are finalizing the Bus Pirate Edu kit documentation. Finally got gerbmerge (gerber panelization) to work, thanks to schazamp’s instructables and Paul Mac’s Gerbmerge wiki.
We’re are looking into tools for gerber paneling to further reduce the cost of prototype PCBs. We continue working on the Bus Pirate documentation, and have sent out the bill of materials for a quote. QFN breakout boards are finalized.
We started using a professional sourcer for our kits. Will have a full report when we get results. Another batch of SMD breakout boards is designed. The one pictured above is of a 0.5mm and 0.65mm pitch 80pin QFP package. … Read more
We finished up all the models and renderings for the Bus Pirate Edu kit. Now we’ll concentrate on writing up the documentation required for each exercise, as well as assembling the booklet that will accompany the kit.
Today we worked on some QFN breakout board for another kit we are preparing. Another image was rendered for the Bus Pirate Edu Kit documentation, and the last model was prepped for rendering.
Exercise 10 out of 12 render complete. We continue sourcing parts in Shenzhen. QFN footprints for proto-boards are being finalized.
Another day, another render. This is exercise 9 of the planed 12 for the Bus Pirate Edu kit. In Huaqiangbei we tested out some part sourcing services for our parts kits.
We continue to source parts for the upcoming kits in Shenzhen. Taking pictures as they arrive, and assembling an instructional booklet. Work on the in-depth documentation continues. Another image was generated. At your request we changed the angle a bit. … Read more
Today we sourced parts for a few upcoming dangerous prototypes part kits. We also visited tailors in Louhu to talk about DP t-shirts and other fashion. In the workshop we worked on documentation, and some Eagle library ULPs.
Started adding content to Bus Pirate kit layout. Picked up computer and tools for the new remote office in Huaqiangbei. 3 hours of grueling Chinese lessons, thanks Yeeong! Made a run from Shenzhen to Hong Kong for some computer stuff … Read more