Taking what I've learned about LED color mixing and Python, along with our LumiDrive LED Driver and LuMini LED Ring, I set out to create a light ring for macro photography that surpasses all others.

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Happy 100th Birthday to Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable!

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Our classic electronics surplus stores are disappearing. Can they be saved?

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We use 0603 SMD packages but the electronics world uses much smaller sized components.

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Wherein I take a break from pushing pixels around to wire my biker scout trooper helmet for sound.

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Everything you need to design for manufacture, all in one place.

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A look inside some common power supplies.

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