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(Price drops on ParraPortCNC, and Attiny85A dev board. New items and updated stock!, ParraPortCNC A2.2 now in stock!!)
k40 middle man boards with connectors, now available from my Tindie store!
Current Build Logs
K40 laser build log links have been moved to the temporarily postponed section.
Jackel3D (Work in progress, Build log coming soon.)
CPLDuino (XC9536XL) Mashup (External)
8bit Avr Tutorials in C using Atmel Studio 7
Gerald chess board 01-01-2017.
External Build log: miniSam-Zero, New serial bootloader for Arm Cortex M0+
Mini CRT clock
Traveling Hacker box’s
Maintaining old lab equipment
This section is dedicated to posts about old lab equipment.
GPS Disciplined (selectable) frequency standard
3020T Chinese CNC router build logs
ParraPortCNC 3020T CNC upgrade build logs
Updated rev A2 now in my Tindie store
- Concept and design considerations.
- Boards sent to fab, how it works.
- Available for purchase via my Tindie store!
- ParraPortCNC A2.2 Demo video
External build log: Micro numitron clock
Finished clock added to the hackaday square inch contest.
NumiClock, VFD, Numitron, Nixies | starting a clock design
NumiClock is ALIVE!
K40 MiddleMan board files, and links Updated
- K40 middleman board Oshpark, FFC connector (Digi-Key)
- K40 Laser, Hardware Power explanation | expanding on setup.
Custom GameBoy flash cart.
Custom Gameboy flash cart based off of xzakox’s mbc emulated cart design, updated with newer components and re routed for use with oshpark, custom pixel art.
- We now enter the realm of Gameboy’s | Part 1
- Custom Gameboy Cartridge round 2..
- GB flash cart, Board routing is almost done.
Temporarily postponed build logs
K-40 Laser upgrade and modifications (Arduino/Ramps)
- Part 1
- Part 1A
- Part 2
- Part 3 : Cleanup and a closed loop cooling system.
- Laser mis-haps, final post delayed.
- Final Post (Cleanup, small changes, middleman files release, FIRE!) <– Delayed
- Revival, new frame/enclosure.
Designing an Arduino based alarm clock (pending post).
- Part 1 Intro
- Part 2 (coming soon, Postponed)
DIY reflow oven (Pending post).
- Part 1 (Pending post).
Diy Microcontroller Retrospect + custom robots (awaiting parts, pending post).
Old Build Logs
Rasperry Pi OwnCloud. (Still relevant)
Prusa Mendel I2 Build and upgrades. (Super Old)
- Part 1: Building the frame.
- Part 2: The Brains.
- Part 3: Upgrades and stuff. (Pictures are missing, will fix soon.)
PS3 (PC power supply conversion / Reflow) : (Failed).
Omnia I900 Custom USB data cable. (Super Old)