Paul Smith

Member Since: January 25, 2010

Country: United States





Ministry of Machinery

Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

C, C++, Basic, TI-83 Master, Ladder Logic


University of Minnesota - Duluth

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - Rapid City


Electronics and what-not

Enginursday - RFID technology

Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID) is technology that allows machines to identify an object without touching it, even without a clear line of sight. Furthermore, this technology can be used to identify several objects simultaneously. RFID can be found everywhere these days - anything from your…

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Engineering Thursday - 3D Challenge

A while ago, SparkFun released the S.H.O.V.E.L. If you missed it, the S.H.O.V.E.L. is an open source eating utensil. For the most part, it was just a fun way to prove that you could open source ANYTHING. The S.H.O.V.E.L. Below is a paraphrase of something Mel Gibson once said: “We created our…

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Ladder Logic

The PLC Microcontrollers are everywhere today. They are cheap, relatively fast, and easy to use! Using a current IDE makes programming a breeze; couple that with a decent debugger and programming gets even easier. Most of us, including me, take for granted that we can scroll through hundreds of code…

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How to Install FTDI Drivers

June 4th, 2013

How to install drivers for the FTDI Basic on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Creating a Humidor Control Box

March 13th, 2013

Because some of our boards need to be re-humidified after reflow, we decided to make our own humidor. This tutorial will focus on how to model a project in 3D and then fabricate it using a CNC routing machine.

Working with Wire

February 8th, 2013

How to strip, crimp and work with wire.

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