Category Archives: Tools / Equipment

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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Homemade Flux Remover

I was inspired by a video by Jeri Ellsworth that showed her using homemade flux remover. This is super simple a combo of alcohol and acetone. In this video, I use a 50/50 combo of the two. So that’s 32 … Continue reading

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Serial or Speed..

This video above demonstrates the speed difference between serial enabled/disabled on an Arduino Uno while toggling a pin output. Just a really simple test of how fast it can pull a pin high and low (without using direct port manipulation), … Continue reading

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