Homemade Hardware Final

So maybe I got ambitious. Or maybe I just had rotten luck with certain things, I don’t know. All I know is I had a really sound idea that worked but in true ITP fashion, something went wrong along the way and isn’t working. At any case,  the project. My original intention was to make…

Homemade Hardware Week 7: Surface Mount and Acid Etching

First thing first: Fuck Surface mounting. Fuck it. It’s cool looking but like not worth my limited patience. So I swapped my my surface pieces for through holes. Acid etching on the hand… I actually enjoy and find less nerve wracking than milling. So I etched my board—Or rather 4 of them in case of…

Homemade Hardware: Week 3

Bootloader issues aside (I have to resolder MISO, MOSI, and clock pins), things are going fairly  well.  Getting used to working in Eagle, and the challenge of fitting all the parts as close as possible without ruining circuits is a bit of a challenge. At any case, it is now time for our Marquee project…

Homemade Hardware: Week 2

Homemade Hardware: Week Two Not sur what else to share other than getting reacquainted to a soldering iron for the first time in years.  Got this crappy arts and crafts one, ran a little too hot, oxidized really fast. I am going to have to purchase a Weller in the immediate future for sure. After…

Homemade Hardware: Week One

Alrighty! So future me, we’re gonna talk about programming an ATtiny chip, and making it work with a pot and slider! (You’ve probably done this a lot by now, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to look back!) So we got ourselves an ATtiny85:       You tried the ATmega328 and all it gave you…