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Re: Parts organizer & MCU kit
Aeroengineer   12/19/2013 9:01:50 AM
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Fshah,

So very true.  It is nice to have some order to the mess.  Finding good bins that meet my needs has always been difficult.  I have resorted to gettig fishing tackle boxes for some of my storage needs, but this is mostly for tools and such, not as much for components. 

 

Like you said, having a good set of dev boards is a must.  Now a days you can find them pretty cheap.  I have boards from all the major ARM Cortex vendors and they all were pretty cheap.  I have yet to make it through playing with all the different vendors, but I have played with a few of them.  It is nice to be able to get something setup for under $15 and have things like gyros, accelerometers, and the ever necessary LED's.

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Parts organizer & MCU kit
fshah   12/19/2013 4:53:21 AM
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Over the years I always felt some frustration find the required parts from a bin. Well organized parts bin is essential. MCU kit will be required for most projects, so get hold of your favourite one. ARM cortex-3 would be useful and cheap, STM discovery @ 10 bucks was good one. It will require some external interfacing to really use it. I built a board to have PWm's, sensors, drivers, QVGA, 2line LCD, USARTS etc etc. It allows quick and ever ready development for most prototypes.

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Re: Very nice article For the everyday home builder
Aeroengineer   10/29/2013 3:51:51 PM
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You too ;)  Thanks for taking it well.  I hope that the new post on PCB tools helps you out.  It should at least give you an overview of some of the nice integrated packages that are out there. 

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Re: Very nice article For the everyday home builder
fdunn0   10/29/2013 3:06:10 PM
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@Aeroengineer

All is fine with the world.

I have been called a whole lot worse by many so "Paul" is cool.

 

God bless,

Fred Dunn

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Re: Very nice article For the everyday home builder
Aeroengineer   10/28/2013 3:04:16 PM
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Fred, also, I am not sure why I called you Paul.  I must have been a little tired when I was posting.  That is what I get for having been up for 22 hours.  Sorry once again.

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Re: Very nice article For the everyday home builder
Aeroengineer   10/28/2013 3:02:16 PM
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Thanks for the well wishes.  The trip went very well.  I just wanted to give you an update that the list of PCB tools that I mentioned has been posted here in this blog post.  Come take a read and let me know if I missed something that you were looking for.

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Re: Very nice article For the everyday home builder
fdunn0   10/16/2013 9:25:31 PM
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God speed and have a safe trip

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Re: Very nice article For the everyday home builder
Aeroengineer   10/16/2013 9:15:46 PM
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Paul-I am glad that you found it useful. I do have a program as you indicated. I will be submitting a piece for the new PCB Design line here once I get back from my trip. In fact I am at the airport right now.

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Very nice article For the everyday home builder
fdunn0   10/16/2013 9:12:14 PM
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I just wanted to thank you for a good , no-nonsense home workshop article.

I am assuming since you have a PC for the bench that you have a schematic capture and PCB layout program so you can send out anything beyond a single layer board.

God bless,

Fred Dunn

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Re: Always a good Scope before Logic Analyzer...
Aeroengineer   10/16/2013 9:10:19 PM
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Fred, Thanks for joining the discussion. What you said is true, though there are some very useful multi channel logic analyzers that cost under 100 dollars that are very useful.

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