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by racemaniac
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: RGB lightsaber
Replies: 29
Views: 1957

Re: RGB lightsaber

My pcb's finally arrived this week, spent the day assembling a pcb with tiny smd components for the first time in my life XD. After a lot of struggling (and having made the stupid mistake assuming the tab on the ams1117 is connected to ground, it's not :p), i've got one of the boards blinking its le...
by racemaniac
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Postbag
Topic: Racemaniac's postbag
Replies: 38
Views: 735

Re: Racemaniac's postbag

A while ago all pieces arrived for making my own solder camera (it was once mentioned here on the forum, with a nice description on how to make one), here is the result: solder cam.jpg And the view it gives me on my soldering: solder cam result.jpg quite pleased with the result :). it's a closeup of...
by racemaniac
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Postbag
Topic: BennehBoy's Postbag
Replies: 51
Views: 988

Re: BennehBoy's Postbag

not all of your pictures are loading...
can't you just attach them to your post? then they're uploaded to this forum, and you don't have to try hotlinking from other domains :)
by racemaniac
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Postbag
Topic: Racemaniac's postbag
Replies: 38
Views: 735

Re: Racemaniac's postbag

what material did you use ? overhead projector plastic, re-cycled aluminium cans etc my earlier reference to cans was how to make a mask by unrolling the can, removing the inside plastic layer and etching the aluminium away. stephen overhead projector plastic :). seems good enough as material for n...
by racemaniac
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Postbag
Topic: Racemaniac's postbag
Replies: 38
Views: 735

Re: Racemaniac's postbag

after some tinkering to get it to work on windows 10, i managed to cut my first solder paste stencils :).
it's working really well, even the 0.5mm pitch pads for the stm32 are cut perfectly, i'm going to like this machine XD.
by racemaniac
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Postbag
Topic: Racemaniac's postbag
Replies: 38
Views: 735

Re: Racemaniac's postbag

my raspberry pi zeros with wifi just arrived :)

also:
-heatsinks for my ssr's
-some micro sd card slots
-some more cable glands :)
by racemaniac
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Postbag
Topic: Racemaniac's postbag
Replies: 38
Views: 735

Re: Racemaniac's postbag

What is the process for using that stencil cutter ? You take the gerber of the solder paste layer, put it trough a script someone wrote to create a file for the cutter, put a decent material under it to make a stencil from (i see a lot of people using overhead slides), and let the machine cut away ...
by racemaniac
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Postbag
Topic: Racemaniac's postbag
Replies: 38
Views: 735

Re: Racemaniac's postbag

more fun loot today after begin stuck with the customs for too long: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1135315686/flexo-bendable-bouncy-flexible-building-bricks my first kickstarter i backed that arrived XD i've got a lot of nice lego, and that's one of the few things i've seen in a long time tha...
by racemaniac
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Postbag
Topic: Racemaniac's postbag
Replies: 38
Views: 735

Re: Racemaniac's postbag

My loot for today: - a nextion display to experiment with - some SSR's, rated at 50A, i opened one up, it has a triac in there that should be able to handle 25A, more than i expected for 3€ SSR's ^^ (i knew i wasn't gonna get something that could handle 50A :p). i'm expecting what i'm making to mayb...
by racemaniac
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth
Replies: 28
Views: 368

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

I've not done any development with rpi, is it straightforward? Is there something like a core for Arduino or is it a completely different IDE? I had assumed most were simply for small linux system cross compilation. The Pi's I have here are all running cut down debian and media centre applications....

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