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27 February 2013

Vacuum Pickup upgrade

The basic Chinese Vacuum Pickup pump we have been using on the DIY pick and place machine has been giving...

27 February 2013

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 2

Following from the Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1 post we have now redesigned...

10 February 2013

Low Voltage Cut off using MAX8212

Since upgrading our solar charge controller to a MPPT model we lost the facility for the charge controller...

06 February 2013

Raspberry Pi model A vs Model B

The new Raspberry Pi model A arrived today after a mixup where Farnell sent us another model B yesterday. The...

23 January 2013

Yaesu FT 817 Cat Control Headaches

After treating myself to a new Yaesu FT 817 HF, 6m, 2m & 70cm transceiver, I also ordered a CAT to...

05 January 2013

Small Space Workshops

After seeing other blog posts about people’s workshops, I thought I should add a post about our...

01 December 2012

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1

Following from the Panasonic component feeder mods and the build of our manual pick and place machine...

01 December 2012

Magnetic PCB holders

While building pcbs on our manual pick and place machine we have been looking at various options to hold...

25 November 2012

Google Talk and Google Chrome Windows 8 Bug Fix

Since installing Windows 8 earlier this month I haven’t been able to use Google Chrome as the default...

20 November 2012

New Raspberry Pi Analogue to Digital converter

Following feedback and supply problems with the 16 bit ADC chip we had been using on our popular ADC...

13 November 2012

Panasonic Pick and Place Feeder Hack

To replace the diy surface mount component feeder used on the pick and place part 1 & pick and place...

28 October 2012

Diy Manual Pick and Place Machine part 2

Following from the previous pick and place part 1 post we have completed the initial build on our semi...

19 October 2012

Diy Manual Pick and Place Machine part 1

After discovering the cost of buying a ready made manual Pick & Place Machine was over £5,000...

02 October 2012

T962 Infrared Reflow Oven Vent Hack

We purchased a T-962 desktop reflow oven from China on eBay a few weeks ago and found the results from...

21 September 2012

Surface Mount Components Dispenser

While building the new ADC Pi circuit boards we found dealing with the surface mount resistors and capacitors...

19 September 2012

RF Shielding on a Mains Inverter

The mains inverter we have for our solar system generates a lot of RF interference on our ham radio transceivers...

14 September 2012

ADC Pi Raspberry Pi I2C Analog to Digital Converter boards available to buy online

Update April 2015 Since the launch of this first ADC board for the Raspberry Pi it has been replaced...

05 September 2012

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Z Axis Ballscrew Upgrade

Following the ballscrew upgrade of the X and Y axis of our Micro Mill in 2010 we decided it was time...

19 August 2012

Cheap Sources of Components

One major factor which affects many electronics hobbyists is the cost of purchasing components and associated...

10 August 2012

XBee Central Heating Control via Raspberry Pi

XBee Central Heating Control via Raspberry Pi Following from the previous post detailing the plans...

08 August 2012

Raspberry Pi central heating controller

Now the solar monitoring and logging system is working we are going to build the wireless remote control...


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