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How to Self-Assemble Circuit Boards

Self assembling circuit boards is the cheapest way to get components on circuit boards. Period. Don’t believe me? Believe these screenshots: Self assembled: $143.84 + Tax & Shipping Professionally assembled: $362.83 + Tax & Shipping That’s about $50 per board versus $120 per board. That’s huge. Plus 18 days is a long time to wait for three circuit boards. In this post, I’m going to to talk about the biggest tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years on how to assemble my own circuit boards....

Prototype Electronics With Wire Wrap

Wire wrapping one of my favorite prototyping techniques. Used previously for making the interconnections between integrated circuits on motherboards in the 60’s and 70’s it has since gone by the wayside due to the advent of printed circuit board assembly. I stumbled upon it a few years ago while I was developing some test fixtures for the company I was working for at the time. Turns out that the vendor that was building our fixtures uses it every day!...

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How to Make an Amazing Looking Iot Dashboard in No Time

Finding the Best TVOC Sensor: BME680 vs CCS811 vs SGP30

How to Develop Your Electronic Product Prototype

Prototyping can open your eyes to the possibilities or the constraints that you now have to create a product. For instance if you 3D print a prototype and find that it’s darn near impossible to hold for people with smaller hands (or large hands for that matter), you should modify the design so it works for your intended demographic. Especially if your demographic is filled with people who have large hands!...