JBC Auto Solder Feed Station

In an effort to share some of the new tools I have been getting in the lab I thought I would begin posting some more videos of the tools that I find helpful. I recently have had to manufacture, assemble, and test some new Beaglebone Cape Boards for use with the RGB-123 product line. Due […]

OSHW Summit 2013

Hey folks!  I am headed to the OSHW 2013 conference today.  I will be returning on 7 Sept 2013.  Any orders placed between 04-07 Sept 2013 will ship on Monday, 09 Sept 2013.  I apologize for any delays in getting you your order, but appreciate your understanding as we support the Open Source Community.  If […]

RGB-123 Kickstarter goes live!

We have had an overwhelming response to our Kickstarter in these first few hours  and appreciate all the support we have received from everyone.  I am really looking forward to what the future holds both near term (Kickstarter) and long term!

Pixsi: Swift Nav

Hey all, in addition to selling kapton stencils I am also very interested in GPS related techonology. OHARARP LLC got its start with our line of SD GPS Dataloggers and I am always keeping an eye out for great new gps related technologies.  One of our stencil customers, Swift Navigation, has recently started a Kickstarter for […]

The Amp Hour #153

This week I was featured on The Amp Hour with Chris Gammell and Dave Jones. It was a real honor to be interviewed by these guys.  I was glad I could be on and share some of the great things I have learned along the way.  We talked about Micro Air Vehicles, Kapton Stencils, Pick and Place […]

Quad Pick and Place

On April 3, 2013 our Quad IVc pick and place showed up for final delivery from PPM. I am going to detail the rational for this purchase and several considerations  that you should think about when installing this machine. Background: We chose to go with this machine for a number of reasons. Mainly, I have […]

Kapton Stencil Frame Jig – Custom Dev LLC

Recently, Alfredo Herrera has  purchased several Kapton stencils for some of his projects. In doing so he has adapted a really good setup to repeatedly stencil some of his pcbs.  On the 4/27/13 Show and Tell with Adafruit, Al was able to feature his stencil frame and sated he has used the stencil on 300+ […]

Infrawave Reflow Oven Controller

Infrawave Oven: Recently I viewed Ben Heck’s Reflow Oven Video and was pretty impressed with the time response of this oven. Ben uses a SSR and an external Arduino based controller to run his oven.  I really like this standalone solution. Other research revealed Hobbybotics Reflow Controller and this is a very impressive build.  Lots of […]