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...
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...
C64/SX64 RAM Cartridge revisited

C64/SX64 RAM Cartridge revisited

Together with the PCBs came in a new revision of the C64/SX64 RAM Cartridge with onboard SD2IEC. It has a completely new layout and was tailor made to a C64 Cartridge shell I got from Ebay. Now I had more PCB estate at my disposal so the layout is much cleaner and...
New PCBs arrived today

New PCBs arrived today

It has been a while that I ordered some PCBs.. I got a bit scared by my own post , so it took a while for sending them in. As usual  I use the DHL option, but as I feared there were custom troubles again. I managed to contact customer service and got it somewhat...
PCB 3: UCload

PCB 3: UCload

With no snow outside I finally got around to solder the 3rd PCB. It is the second revision of a microcontroller dummy load. It is loosely based on the arachnidlabs uc:load. It uses the same base ciruit and adds a microcontroller (PIC16F1825), rotary encode...