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Today I stumble across a neat/new feature in Eagle I haven't seen before. Prolly in there since early versions 7, but at least it is present in version 7.5.0 (current version at writing is 7.7). Some PCB manufacturers will accept panelized PCB and you can save a few...read more
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...read more
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