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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 […]

Prototype 8×8 RGB Matrices

I just wanted to share a recent tweet of the recent prototypes of our 8×8 RGB Led Matrices. This are the same WS2811 leds found in the most popular RGB strips currently available from many vendors. We are planning on adding these and many similar products to our lineup. The pick and place machine will […]

Upgrading Manufacturing Capability – PnP

After a considerable amount of time we have decided to stop farming out the production of our products and bring manufacturing in house. We have decided on a PPM Quad 4c.  This is a refurbished machine that should serve us well.  We initially plan on using this machine to assemble some new LED matrix products […]

Bring it on 2013!

Hey everybody I just wanted to let everyone know we are still knocking out kapton stencils for y’all.  We are all settled in Virginia and are looking forward to what the new year is bringing!

Relocation Begins! 01-21 October 2012

We are beginning the process of relocating to Hampton, VA now that my PhD program is complete.  With that said, our stencil service and products will be unavailable until we get settled.  I am expecting to be up and running in a few weeks and will be sure to update the site when we are […]

Great New Solder Paste How-To!

Our friend Scott over at Curious Inventor and Vmeter posted this awesome tutorial on how to use our Surface Mount Kapton stencils.  If you haven’t seen this video, amongst his many others, you are missing out.

ChipKit Arrives!

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 […]