Category Archives: Open Source Hardware

RGBW LED Controller v3.1

The new RGBW LED Controller is here! The video above shows some of the things it can do, but here is a list of improvements: IRLB8721PBF MOSFET’s – More power! Double sided and thicker board traces More output headers Cleaner … Continue reading

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Programming the Square Inch – TQFP Jig

First, I am happy to announce that the One Square Inch of Goodness and the FTDI Adapter are in the stock now and available for purchase! In the video above, I show how I programmed the assembled kits as well … Continue reading

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Really Small(s) GPS

Hi peeps, I have been wanting to make a small GPS device (GPS receiver and some sort of screen) that I could carry around for a while now, but I didn’t want it to be too big, so I made … Continue reading

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Fast Voltage Switching FTDI Adapter

I have been working more with 3.3 volt projects lately and wanted to make programming¬†them¬†with an FTDI adapter as easy as possible. Sure you can switch most FTDI adapters from 3.3 to 5 volts (the FT232RL chip has a built … Continue reading

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One Square Inch of Goodness

So a while ago I discovered that I needed a microcontroller in a really tight space. I tried an ATmega328P PU (DIP package), but try as I may, It would not fit. The answer? The ATmega328P AU (TQFP) this is … Continue reading

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