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Member Since: September 7, 2010

Country: United States

A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.

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We all know that women are not only a minority in technical fields, but are often not encouraged to go into such fields. Here are a few ways to encourage and support the girls/women in our lives who are interested in technical fields.

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Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless

July 13, 2017

Learn how to setup, configure and use the smallest Raspberry Pi yet, the Raspberry Pi Zero - Wireless.

TB6612FNG Hookup Guide

September 29, 2016

Basic hookup guide for the TB6612FNG H-bridge motor driver.

SD Cards and Writing Images

June 4, 2015

How to upload images to an SD card for Raspberry Pi, PCDuino, or your favorite SBC.

Installing an Arduino Bootloader

December 4, 2013

This tutorial will teach you what a bootloader is, why you would need to install/reinstall it, and go over the process of doing so.

How to Use a Breadboard

May 14, 2013

Welcome to the wonderful world of breadboards. Here we will learn what a breadboard is and how to use one to build your very first circuit.
  • sorry, description is now fixed.

  • A bit late, but a quick summary. SDR is software defined radio. Basically the device lets you receive and transmit on a large range of frequencies, but that is configured in software instead of hardware. Well, now you are wondering who wants to receive and transmit on a lot of frequencies? Welcome to the world of ham radio. While we do have some people in the building that have their ham radio license we don’t have much in terms of tutorials on it. Check out your local Ham Radio club or ARRL if you are interested in more information.

    PSA: If you want to transmit anything you will want to get a ham radio license. The varying levels of license give you the ability to transmit on different frequencies.

  • Check out this forum post which gives a much better explanation of the issue. The resistor and diode actually pull the pin low causing the module to go into a different state on power up.

  • This module uses what is on all other modules the RSSI pin for a different purpose. Because of this there has traditionally been an LED on the board to view the RSSI status. Unfortunately the resistor/LED will cause problems on this module if they are hooked up to this pin (I don’t remember all the details). Originally people were just removing the resistor to get things to work, but in the latest revision we added a solder jumper to make it easier to use with this module. Because the RSSI light is such a useful feature and it works fine on most modules we didn’t want to completely remove it, but we wanted to find an easy way to make the Explorer boards work with this module. Hope this answers your questions.

  • Check out the Eagle board files. The dimensions should be in the dimension layer (you might have to turn that layer on).

  • Yep, pretty much you are missing the camera there, which is a pretty important piece. You could probably use the board and the parts I0gikG8 listed for a bit cheaper, but having a tested board with techsupport is probably worth any difference.

  • Most of the building is about ½ grey outlets and ½ regular white outlets. A lot of people still connect their computers to the white outlets (who knows when you’ll need to work early, late, on weekends…), but have things like soldering irons, desk lamps etc. on the grey outlets. They tend to be small and easily moved if you need to use them after hours as well. We also do have a night crew and other staff in late, so we definitely need an always on option.

  • We have no reason to believe it is being discontinued. It looks like we received an order from them last month. If you have questions on this unit feel free to email our techsupport department and they can help you out or hopefully get you in touch with the manufacture.

  • Also don’t forget this Weller Station.

  • We do have a few people here who try to read all the customer comments on product pages. Sometimes we miss stuff and sometimes we respond behind the scenes, but we see everything you do! Mwahahaha!

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