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Stuff that doesn't fit elsewhere

January 15, 2013 / by / 4 comments

Papercut circuit board

When designing a printed circuit board to fit in a box of a given size, there is always the fear that when the fabbed PCB arrives, it doesn’t fit.

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January 15, 2013 / by / 4 comments

International Free Software Workshop

Recently my good friend Luis Felipe has made me aware of a call for papers for the International Free Software Workshop in Porto Allegre, Brazil.

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August 24, 2012 / by / 4 comments

Otemba v1.0

A few weeks ago, we decided on the mailing list of the Tokyo Hackerspace that we need an Arduino clone. It is common at the beginning of a new project to use a full-blown Arduino but then to go with the bare Atmega328 chip for the final version for space, cost reasons. And in such case my thinking was that it would be great to have a small PCB where you can create a minimal version of the Arduino platform, with some flexibility regarding voltage, regulator and crystal frequency. And if everything could be through-hole and off-the-shelf our local electronics wonderland it would be perfect.

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