Posted on June 21st, 2011 30 comments
Dave show you how to solder a small 3 axis accelerometer LGA surface mount chip “dead bug” style onto a microcontroller prototyping board.
This technique allows you to easily prototype projects using tiny SMD components designed only for reflow soldering.
Posted on February 17th, 2011 18 comments
What’s inside the Agilent 2000/3000 Infiniivision X Series LAN/VGA module?
What do you get for your $400?
Posted on December 6th, 2010 7 comments
Sorry, no chat window overlay, it got corrupted.
Mostly almost 2 hours of Q&A, so a good one to listen to instead of watching. Just start watching when you hear something interesting happen!, like when Dave opens up his 1980’s vintage LED clock project.
Posted on November 29th, 2010 63 comments
Dave describes the design of his open source hardware µCalc credit card sized calculator / computer.
(NOTE: Not to be confused with the program uCalc www.ucalc.com)
Specifications: PIC 24F 16 bit Processor, 256KB Flash, 16KB SRAM, 64KB serial flash user memory, 3-Axis tilt sensor, Micro SD card, capacitive touch sensing keypad, 128×64 dot matrix display.
Posted on September 3rd, 2010 53 comments
Dave shows you how to take apart the new Amazon Kindle 3 3rd Generation 3G/GSM/WiFI Ebook reader, and examines and discusses the circuitry, assembly, and build quality.
And hackers can get excited about the accessible ARM JTAG port.