Projects

Welcome to my makeshift build-log/documentation/blog/how-to, or "Projects" page. My goal here is to document my various builds and experiments to hopefully give people some inspiration/help/warning.

Barebones Arduino (U.C.)

Arduinos are just awesome for all kinds of stuff but at ~25$ per board, it is hard to justify permanently installing the board in a single project. Fortunately 24 of those 25$ pay for the supporting electronics. In fact, with a stable 5VDC, some capacitors and wire, you can make a barebones arduino clone for under 4$. Catch: You gotta have at least one UNO laying around.

pcb_box

UV PCB Exposure Box (U.C.)

As my projects have grown in complexity I realized that perf-board was no longer cutting it - I needed to be able to print my own circuit boards. This build details a Ultraviolet (UV) exposure box I built to make my own PCBs. For details on the how to make PCBs check out the Making PCBs project.

pcb_box

Making Printed Circuit Boards (U.C.)

If you have some chemicals, presensitized boards and a UV exposure box lying around, then you have everything you need to print your own circuits. Check this out to learn how to go from 0 to PCB.

pcb_box