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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Just adding a few more sockets and a few caps and diodes.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Harlequin Build

Harlequin Build

So I got a delivery from the board house the other day.

I don't have all the parts so just sockets for now.


Unfortunately this is my busiest time of year at work so very little time will be dedicated to this so might be drawn out a little too long, plus I really suck at posting stuff. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Lamp /USB /Power....LUSBP??


      I am attempting to make a build a week, last week I did the charging shelf. Here is an industrial lamp, parts pulled from the garbage pile at work. The USB wall socket was purchased just for this as well as the lamp parts. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Some bi-colored LEDs 

4 X4 Led Matrix Cube 



Matrix 1

Second one

Some bad videos

Friday, November 28, 2014

Learning a new way to solder

(adventures in reflow)

 OK so an acquisition from Craigslist, on my way home and 20 bucks, never been used. Seems kind of F'd up to do what i'm going to do to it. Oh Well!

Took like 12 screws to get here.
 Yanked out the analog temp control and timer, will definitely keep for a later project, the timer has a bell!!
Wall wart innards and my micro controller.                                        
My new desk setup, much more room
 So here is he panel view not much just status and go, parameters are hard coded, and I didn't leave a header to reload code. So I have to tear into it to hook in to the controller. I do have a second button for different params. but I don't have that code working.
Yea,not to fancy.


That is not a bug it is a chip!
 The burnt one is lead solder, using a non-lead  reflow curve, much higher temps, not to good.
This one worked pretty good, little too much on one leg still didn't short though! So i got that going for me.

Used Arduino PID Library with the MAX31855 for the thermocouple set up, a SSR to control line voltage.  Rocketscream  did all the heavy lifting, I just followed suit. 

Well I've run out of breakout boards so I'll have to decide on what's next.