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Kicad PCB Software 3rd Attempt

I’m finally starting to get to grips with this Kicad software. The first attempt output nothing but errors. For the second attempt I used someone else’s files, having re-written the schematic to suit my circuit. 110 more words


Flat VIAs for double sided PCBs

This is a description about how do make very flat vias for double sided PCBs.
With these vias it is possible to even put parts above the via since they are almost as flat as the PCB copper layer. 49 more words

SMT and Thru-Hole Desoldering

My introduction to electronic manufacturing was as a production technician at Pennsylvania Scale Company in Leola PA in the early 1980’s. I learned that to work on what I wanted to work on I had to get my assigned duties done by noon or thereabouts. 827 more words


Making the DEF CON 22 Badge

Parallax produced 13,600 conference badges for the DEF CON 22 Conference in Las Vegas. In this short video you can have a look at the production process!

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Taisen Hot Gimmick: Full Kit

I finally managed to convince another collector to let go of this nice rare Psikyo full kit.

It is so awesome, I went a bit nuts with the camera 8-) 14 more words


A Diode Rectifier PCB

This week I was delighted by the arrival of my first-ever Printed Circuit Boards . I will be using these with my IB physics class. The recent revision of the curriculum requires that students understand the functioning of a diode rectifier. 153 more words