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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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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

RPiB+ Breakout!+

Here’s our first RPiB+ HAT compatible board Breakout!+.


Circuit Printer Doubles as a Pick and Place

Prototyping circuits is still a pain. The typical process is to order your PCBs, await their arrival, hand assemble a board, and start testing. It’s time consuming, and typically takes at least a week to go from design to prototype. 183 more words

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HATS on for Raspberry Pi B+

4 new PCB’s arrived in the post today. These are my first HAT’s (Hardware on Top) for the Raspberry Pi B+.

Top (L-R) – UserPort and Breadboard+, Bottom (L-R) – DIO32 and Breakout!+ 152 more words


Assembling T400 version 0.7

The T400 v0.7 PCBs arrived this morning, so I got straight to work assembling a board. I am pleased with the results.

I recommend ordering your PCBs through… 271 more words