Manual assembly of KiCad PocketBone

We’re excited to see that Michael Welling of QWERTY Embedded Design has completed manual assembly of his KiCad-designed PocketBone with the Octavo Systems OSD3358 SiP (System-in-Package):

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Michael used vacuum pickup tool to manually place the components:

Here is a video of him placing the components:

Michael then used Reflowster to reflow the solder paste:

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Here is a video of the reflow process:

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Check out the Hackaday.io project for more info:

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The KiCad design files are available in the GitHub repo:

github-smallmwelling/pocketbone-kicad

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mwelling has shared the board on OSH Park:

PocketBone KiCAD (OSHPark Edition)

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Manual assembly of KiCad PocketBone

Hackaday: Call for Hack Chat Hosts

Every week Hackaday.io features an AMA of sorts. This is the Hack Chat, a chatroom where we sit down with the best in the business to talk about manufacturing techniques, engineering, and how to build the best hardware around. Over the last few months, we’ve hosted a few hardware celebrities, from [Sprite_TM] talking about the ESP32,…

via Call for Hack Chat Hosts — Hackaday

Hackaday: Call for Hack Chat Hosts

SIS-2 Universal Remote Receiver

Jeremy Cook writes on the Tindie blog about this IR receiver board by Atomsofttech:

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SIS-2 Universal Remote Receiver

When you think of a “universal remote,” you generally picture an infrared (IR) emitter that can be setup to control your TV, AV receiver, and any other number of devices that work using IR signals. On the other hand, what’s to keep someone from doing the opposite, and having a universal receiver that can be programmed to accept codes from a remote that you just have lying around?

Watch the receiver board in action:

SIS-2 Universal Remote Receiver

Servo Shield for OpenMV

Radomir Dopieralski created this PCA9685-based servo shield for the OpenMV machine vision board:
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Servo Shield for OpenMV

OpenMV has a couple of pins that you can use for connecting servos (for example, if you want to mount it on a pan-and-tilt base), but you can’t use those if you also want to use the WiFi shield or any other shield that uses up a lot of pins. Practically the only pins left to use are the I²C ones

deshipu has shared the board on OSH Park:

OpenMV Servo Shield

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Servo Shield for OpenMV

Using Si7006 to read temperature and humidity

From the bitknitting blog:

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Using the Si7006 to get temperature and humidity readings

I made a PCB with the Si7006 on it. This post is my bumblings encountered as I successfully got temperature and humidity readings from a Si7006 using the PCB I designed. In summary, the Si7006 is easy to work with. It is relatively easy to solder and very easy to access via I2C […]

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The design files and source code are available on GitHub:

github-smallBitKnitting/TheLeafSpa

 

Using Si7006 to read temperature and humidity

High-speed ADC pHAT for Raspberry Pi

kelu124 designed this board to add high-speed analog inputs to the Raspberry Pi:
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20Msps+ ADC RaspberryPi extension

We haven’t tapped yet into the full potential of the Raspberry Pi in terms of ADC. Some have shown that the first gen of Raspberry could go to 10Msps [..] My take is that the new Raspberry Pi’s  can surely go above. And I want to try it, either with this old CA3306E or with more recent kick-ass ADCs.

The design files are available on GitHub:

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High-speed ADC pHAT for Raspberry Pi

Flash Memory Adapter for Game Boy

J.Rodrigo created this adapter board make it easier to flash a Game Boy cartridge:

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Flash Memory Adapter for some Game Boy Cartridges

You only need to solder 3 or 4 wires and the adapter board to an old cartridge, PCB adapter boards are manufactured on OSH park to ensure the best quality of castellations.

Compatible Cartridges:

  • DMG-A02-01: MBC5 + ROM (256/512/1024 KB) + RAM (32KB) + Battery
  • DMG-A06-01: MBC5 + ROM (256/512/1024 KB) + RAM (8KB) + Battery
  • DMG-A07-01: MBC5 + ROM (256/512/1024 KB)

JRodrigo has shared the board on OSH Park:

Flash Memory Adapter for Game Boy

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Flash Memory Adapter for Game Boy

E-Paper Breakout Board for Teensy

Breakout board designed in KiCad to connect Pervasive Displays 2.15″ E-Paper (E2215CS062) to Teensy 3.2 or Teensy LC. Based Teensy E-Paper Shield by Jarek Lupinski in EAGLE.

My goal is to create a name badge I can wear at conferences and Maker Faires. This was first step to verify the KiCad schematic and KiCad footprints work. I will post more information as the badge project progresses.

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KiCad PCB design files:

The board is shared on OSH Park:

E-Paper Breakout Board for Teensy

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Bill of Materials (BoM)

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Source Code

  • uses EPD215 Arduino Library by Jarek Lupinski for his E-paper Teensy Shield
  • requires pinout modification:

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Related: Jarek’s ePaper Teensy shield

E-Paper Breakout Board for Teensy