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Since I don't use the DHL shipping option for PCB, it takes quite a while before the boards roll in. Today came in the STM32/GD32F103 QFN32 breakout board. I was very excited (for weeks) and soldered all the components quickly on the board. Uptill now I used 0603...read more
Prolly not, but I haven't made a developmentboard before and I didn't know of a development board that uses the QFN36 footprint. I recently went on a trip to Shenzhen to visit Ian from Dangerousprototypes.com and there I learned about a big Chinese manufacturer that...read more
Recently I got a lot of people writing me their soldering iron controller kinda work, but doesn't heat up. One of the other symptons is that -- ZzZZZ -- is displayed on the OLED. However this is a feature of the controller, but the documentation is a bit vague about...read more
The battle isn't AVR Atmega vs Microchip PIC anymore.. More and more people are moving to ARM chips. As easy as it sounds but it isn't. ARM is an company that invented the ARM chips, but doesn't has a silicon fab, instead they license the design to several silicon...read more
After some revisions of this project I decided to split the project in an EPROM and SRAM version. The EPROM version should be good for the general audience and the SRAM version for developers. The most obvious thing to program the EPROM with is EPYX fastloader as this...read more
Been in Hong Kong and Shenzhen for 3 times already, but I always get excited to revisit the area again. This time a close friend of mine will come along and we are planning to some normal tourist stuff in Hong Kong, Macua, and mainland China. I will stay a bit longer...read more