reDOT: Tiny 5×7 LED matrix

al1 created this remake of the old Texas Instruments TIL305 display with tiny surface mount LEDs:

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reDOT

TIL311 had a alphanumerical brother the TIL305. This was a 5×7 LED matrix in the same form factor

Here is a video of reDOT in action:

ALKR has shared the board on OSH Park:

reDOT

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Order from OSH Park

reDOT: Tiny 5×7 LED matrix

Turn cheap USB soldering irons in to tweezers

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Turn cheap USB soldering irons in to tweezers — Hackaday

This is 2016, and almost every hacker dabbles with SMD parts now, unlike back in the day. This means investing in at least some specialized tools and equipment to make the job easier. One handy tool is the SMD soldering tweezers – useful not only for manual soldering of parts, but also for de-soldering them…

Turn cheap USB soldering irons in to tweezers