Black Mesa Labs: SUMP2 Logic Analyzer for $22


SUMP2 – 96 MSPS Logic Analyzer for $22

Black Mesa Labs has an ongoing mission to develop easy to use and fully capable open-source hardware and software tools that make engineering electronics easier

Video of SUMP2 logic analyzer:

BlackMesaLabs has shared an adapter board on OSH Park:


5V Input Adapter for the $22 SUMP2 iCEstick 96 MSPS LogicAnalyzer

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Black Mesa Labs: SUMP2 Logic Analyzer for $22

Samy Kamkar Illustrates How to Be a Hardware Hacker


From Hackaday Supercon last month in Pasadena, California:

Samy Kamkar Illustrates How to Be a Hardware Hacker

Samy Kamkar is well known for many things, but lately it has been his hardware security hacks that have been turning heads. The nice thing to know is that, despite not having a background in hardware, Samy is able to run with the best of hardware researchers

Samy Kamkar Illustrates How to Be a Hardware Hacker

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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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:



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reDOT: Tiny 5×7 LED matrix

ESPTool: WiFi Security Swiss Army Knife

Daniel Grießhaber created this convenient tool to test your WiFi Security against attackers:



Demonstrate how easy it is to crack a WiFi Password or jam your WiFi so you can’t access the internet.  Designed for education and self-tests.

ESPTool has the following hardware:

  • SSD1306 based OLED Display, connected via I2C
  • microSD Card Socket connected over the SPI interface
  • 3 general purpose buttons
  • ESP8266-12E Module
  • TPS63031 Buck-/Boost-Converter with an input range from 1.8V – 5.5V
  • MCP73831 Single-Cell LiPo Charger Chip
  • CP2012 USB to UART converter Chip


The design files and source code are available on GitHub:


ESPTool: WiFi Security Swiss Army Knife

Turn cheap USB soldering irons in to tweezers


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

Creating A PCB In Everything: KiCad, Part 2

This is the continuation of a series where I create a PCB in every software suite imaginable. Last week, I took a look at KiCad, made the schematic representation for a component, and made a schematic for the standard reference PCB I’ve been using for these tutorials. Now it’s time to take that schematic, assign…

via Creating A PCB In Everything: KiCad, Part 2 — Hackaday

Creating A PCB In Everything: KiCad, Part 2

K3 Latching Solenoid Driver

ronald.sutherland created this driver board for a latching solenoid or relay coil:

K3: Latching Solenoid or Relay driver

three half bridge and a common half bridge that can be used to discharge a (9V/12V/24V) capacitively stored charge into a latching Solenoid or Relay coil


The design files are available on GitHub:

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epccs has shared the board on OSH Park:


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K3 Latching Solenoid Driver

Super Swift Holiday Special

We’re offering our fast-turn super swift service for only an additional $5/sqin until New Year’s!


2 Layer Super Swift Service

Need 2-layer boards in a hurry? Our Super Swift Service has the same quality you know and love, with an even faster turn time of 5 business days.


Happy Holidays! Until Jan 1st, we’re reducing the price of to $10 per square inch, which includes three copies of your design.

For example, a 2 square inch board would cost $20 and you’d get three copies of your board. This includes our Free Shipping option, although expedited shipping options are available.

Starting Jan 1st, the price will return to the normal rate of $89 + $5 per square inch.

Turn Times

Orders are sent to fabrication daily, and will ship within 5 business days days.

You can get a quote, approve a design, and pay for an order at OSH Park.

Super Swift Service is not available for Medium Run or Four Layer orders.

As a special bonus, orders placed before 11AM on Monday will ship by Friday of that week.

Note for international orders: In most cases, it will cost less and arrive faster if you order on the standard 2 layer service with expedited shipping.

Quick 2-layer Specs

  • 6 mil minimum trace width
  • 6 mil minimum trace spacing
  • 13 mil minimum drill
  • 7 mil annular ring
  • PCB thickness of 1.6mm (.063”)
  • 1oz copper on both sides (1.4mil, 35um)
Super Swift Holiday Special