☠ Happy Hacking! ☠
☠ Happy Hacking! ☠
The goal of this app is to ease the BOM management burden on designers who choose to use Kicad for their layout and schematic capture needs, allowing for faster, easier data entry, and to provide a part database for re-use in future design￼
Eric Conner is developing
This is a dream that I have been working towards since 2012 […] I have finally found the time to complete it and have been progressing with leaps and bounds. Currently the project is 80% complete
Eric has thus far implemented:
You can find design files and source code on GitHub and even contribute to the project:
A tiny, powerful Arduino compatible board
The FemtoUSB hardware design files:
The source code and configuration files of the Arduino Core for the FemtoUSB’s Atmel SAMD21 processor:
The Embedded Linux Conference was last week in San Diego, and John Hawley and David Anders of Intel Open Source Technology Center displayed new MinnowBoard Lures (e.g. daughterboards) during the Technical Showcase:
The design files are hosted on GitHub:
The board is shared on OSH Park:
Open Panzer is a community project developing Open Source hardware and software for the RC tanks:
Open Panzer TCB (Tank Control Board): highly-capable and very flexible control board designed specifically for RC model tanks, but also suitable for halftracks, cars, or even battleships.
The hardware is based on an ATmega 2560 processor and the firmware consists of an Arduino sketch as well as various C++ libraries.
The hardware design files are available on the Open Panzer Downloads page:
OpenPanzer has shared several boards on OSH Park including:
I wanted to try designing a board with BGA chips in it to see how hard soldering them could be. So I decided to design a small ARM embedded system that can run Linux. ARM processor that I decided to use was AT91SAM9N12 in a 217 ball LFBGA package, just because it was the cheapest ARM processor with memory management unit which is required to run Linux.
John Keefe writes about his experience building an Open Source data logger:
I always considered circuit boards like this something you bought, not something you made. Not any more. I actually helped to make the board in the picture above. And it was awesome fun.
The board is designed to monitor the conductivity (and, possibly, contamination) of water in lakes and streams, with the wonderful feature that it fits through the mouth of a regular water bottle. It’s called Riffle and it is the brainchild of Don Blair, who’s working with Public Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media.
The Public Lab wiki explains Riffle stands for Remote Independent Friendly Field-Logger Electronics:
We are working to develop an open source hardware datalogger that can be placed in the field for extended deployments and measure common water parameters like temperature, conductivity, depth, and turbidity.
The hardware design files hosted on GitHub:
Mounting board for the Panasonic EVEP series rotary encoders equipped with I2C driven 16 LED ring.
LED driver is built around the MCP32017 16bit I2C IO expander. Up to 8 modules can be used on the same I2C bus.
hexeguitar has shared the board on OSH Park:
Here’s a video of the project in action:
bitknitting is automating the creation of a Bill of Materials (BoM) for Digi-Key from a Kicad project:
The goal of this post is to provide an overview of my MakeDigikeyBOM.py effort. To do this, I will take a simple schematic created in Kicad.
The goal of this post is to start a code review MakeDigikeyBoM python project. I’ll cover the block diagram I created to represent the “big picture”.
The goal of this post is to familiarize us with the structure and purpose of the MakeDigikeyBom Python package and individual modules.
Check out this on GitHub for the source code: