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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