I planned ahead and made sure I was one of the first people to make sure my ChipKit Design Challenge application was in the day registration opened. The initial intent was to work on an improved beer brewing controller for the recent 240V 15 Gallon brewery setup I have built. I am looking forward to […]
Unfortunately, I don’t get to play to on as many fun electronic projects as I used to, now that my PhD is really ramping up. The good news is I have plenty of work related projects to keep me busy and luckily they are all panning out well. With that said, here’s a quick feature […]
I have thought about adding a 3-axis accelerometer to the SD Datalogger for quite awhile now. I have recently received a set of 3 prototype boards from Laen to do some testing on this concept. Overall things seem to be working very well. I am now considering adding the ability to do AHRS in addition. The […]
I have had a recent interest in brewing and now kegging of beer. In this quest I have purchased a small 5.3 cu. ft. chest freezer to store 3 kegs. Since the chest freezer is meant to operate at <10F it is necessary to control the kegerator via a seperate controller and temperature sensor. I […]
Well, Denver was a rewarding experience and we really enjoyed the nice mountain air, vistas, and even a little bit of skiing. With that said we are back open for business and will be shipping orders starting today to clear our backlog. We should be all caught up by the end of today!
Unfortunately, we’ll be closing the doors to the business for a few days so that we can attend the AIAA Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Denver, CO from 1-12 APR 2011. Any orders placed during this time will ship on 13-15 April 2011. Sorry for any inconvenience we hope to do business with you […]
[flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157625434889586″] For a longtime now I have been an advocate of the hotplate method that was first introduced to me by the folks at Sparkfun for simple and easy reflowing of solderpaste. Through the use of our stencils this makes for a very simple and easy to use method of preparing SMD products […]
[flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157625309496779″] One of the best parts of being the owner of your own business is that you get to explore different avenues for product development. In this install I am looking at some open source hardware to build a quadcopter for possible resale/kitting in the near future. In this post I am showing […]
I recently got to spend a week at the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory in coordination with some collaborative research that I am working on with them. It was an amazing trip and all very impressive at the same time. It’s really amazing the scale that these folks are working on. I have never been in a […]
Totally great video on how to design pcbs for manufacture. Don’t forget that our stencils can really help you out while you are prototyping!