Category Archives: PCB Etching

Macrofab Pick and Place (PnP) – musings

I have been doing some PCB SMT design using pcb-rnd with a goal of using a board assembly shop. My current, semi-commercial, project will simply have too much volume to consider self-assembly. I’ll do a few prototypes but that is … Continue reading

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Universal programmer dusted off

Lately, I have increased¬†my microprocessor/gadget activity after a hiatus/slow down. A project that I have been (slowly) working on was developed and debugged on an Arduino NANO but the final target is a surface mounted SOIC ATtiny85-20SUR operating at 3-Volts. … Continue reading

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Arduino Teaches Old Coder New Tricks

In September, 2012, my article of this title was published by Linux Journal magazine. A blog version of the article is below. Background The first significant electronic circuit that I designed and implemented was in 1973 and consisted of several … Continue reading

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Universal Adapter for Arduino/ATmel USBasp programmer

A while back I fabricated a socket adapter for my USBasp programmer for use with the eight pin ATtiny85 DIP package microcontrollers. I used a RadioShack¬†Catalog #: 276-150 prototype board, an 8-pin socket, some header pins and wires to create … Continue reading

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