DIY programming adapters

DIY programming adapters

Today came in a new batch of PCBs from DirtyPCB.com, of which one is a new revision of the BlackMagicProbe. This revision is almost the same except it has a polyfuse in its powersupply to the target, a dedicated voltage regulator instead of P-FET, its programming...
An other PCB manufacturer

An other PCB manufacturer

Recently I got a voucher to try Seeed PCB manufacturing, and decided to compare them to my regular PCB manufacturer DirtyPCBs.com. It is always nice to have an alternative to an existing supplier. At first glance they look very similar but some (small) differences...
BlackMagicProbe SMDprutser style

BlackMagicProbe SMDprutser style

When you get started on ARM microcontrollers things are very overwhelming at first… After coping with the first few hurdles like installing a toolchain and IDE, the next part should be getting a tool to program the chip. Many vendors have some kind of bootloader...
Ghetto QFN32 ZIF adaptor

Ghetto QFN32 ZIF adaptor

I’m always fascinated by Zero Insertation Force (ZIF) Sockets, but a bit scared by the price. Simple ones (DIP and SOIC) goes for a few bucks on Ebay, but the more fascinating ones (QFP, QFN, (T)SOP, BGA) either can’t be found or are very expensive. Even...
Seasonal Greetings

Seasonal Greetings

Seasonal greetings from SMDprutser !! We found some spare time during these days to make this picture for you and wish you best. We hope your soldering iron will keep you warm during this period and also wish you and your relatives all the best for 2017, with lots of...