For those of you reading this that are generally quite clumsy, favoring electronics that use screw terminals over everything else, then perhaps you should stop reading here. Yes, today I’ll be talking about surface mount devices, commonly known as SMDs. According to the Collin’s Labvideo seen below, “The process is pretty straightforward once you get used to the scale,” and “It’s actually quite relaxing.”
Ultrasonic Pi Piano With Gesture Controls by Andy Grove for Raspberry Pi on Instructables
[dombeef] originally built pocketTETRIS as a Father’s Day gift for his Tetris-loving pops. However, having finished the project he’s decided to share it with the universe, and it’s looking rather sweet. He made the game the smallest he could make, with size limitations imposed by a 0.96” OLED display, the coin-cell battery pack, and his desire…
FastLED RGB & HSV Tutorial by Jason Coon for Maker Faire Kansas City:
Educational tutorial that teaches basic soldering, Arduino, and FastLED using NeoPixel RGB LEDS, Teensy LC, potentiometers, a button, and a switch
From Jeremy S Cook on the Tindie blog:
The first comes from Nick Sayer of Geppetto Electronics. His store includes a variety of interesting hardware devices, but his Hackaday Prize entry, an encryption system named Orthrus, is different from anything seen there.
Keeping data secure is important, but if you simply need a little entertainment, or perhaps are looking for a good way to program in CircuitPython, Radomir Dopieralski of the Deshipu Store has a new idea with the PewPew FeatherWing project. According to its description
The latest release of EAGLE builds a bridge between mechanical design and electronic design. Version 8.3 rolls in the ability to synchronize between EAGLE and Fusion 360. You can now jump between mechanical design and PCB layout without the need for extra steps in between. This is the first release of EAGLE that highlights what…
If you’ve enjoyed Guillermo Amaral’s electronics projects such as the Canon DSLR WiFi Remote, Raspberry Pi PSU, UARTMatic 3000+, Keypad Submodule and many more, then please consider giving to his cancer treatment fund:
I’ve unfortunately had to flip the bill for my two past surgeries and my on going cancer treatment… and as you can imagine, I’m running out of cash.
If you like my content and/or have found my published projects interesting or useful, please consider sending me some spare change and I’ll be ever so grateful.
Here are couple great project videos by Guillermo on YouTube:
[Peter Jansen] is the creator of the Open Source Tricorder. He built a very small device meant to measure everything, much like the palm-sized science gadget in Star Trek. [Peter] has built an MRI machine that fits on a desktop, and a CT scanner made out of laser- cut plywood. Needless to say, [Peter] is all about…
Brian Benchoff writes on Hackaday about the latest project from Kumar Abhishek: Hackaday Prize Entry: BeagleLogic Standalone A few years ago, [Kumar] created the BeagleLogic, a 14-channel, 100 MSPS logic analyzer for the BeagleBone as an entry for the Hackaday Prize. This is a fantastic tool that takes advantage of the PRUs in the BeagleBone to give […]
Back in the old days, when handing someone a DB serial cable when they asked for a DE serial cable would get you killed, KVM switchers were a thing. These devices were simple boxes with a few VGA ports, a few PS/2 ports, and a button or dial that allowed your input (keyboard and mouse) and…