World’s Smallest LED Cube?

World’s Smallest LED Cube?

In my “Helpful Hints for Hardware n00bs” post, I included a picture with the caption “World’s Smallest LED Cube?” Here’s how I made the cube. I used clipped LED leads for the interconnects. They are square, and fairly straight, however the length of available material limited the size of the cube. I still haven’t found...

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Have Gun; Will Travel

Have Gun; Will Travel

Some of you folks know a bit about my history and current status. I’m an engineer (computer engineering) with an MBA. Here’s a link to my CV. So let’s cut to the chase: I’m looking for work. Contracts, gigs, dream job, career path, whatever you want to call it. Gainful employment. Full time, part time, contract, consulting. I can do...

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Helpful Hints for Hardware n00bs

Helpful Hints for Hardware n00bs

Hardware is all the rage. Cool isn’t it? Hell yeah it’s cool. Like Dualcore’s “Natural 20s” cool. Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, PICs, LEDs, CNC, robots, more folks are soldering at home than ever before. I’ve been doing this a long time. Professionally a couple of decades. As a hobby much longer. I was probably 10 when I first...

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SkyDogCon follow-up

SkyDogCon follow-up

Alrighty then! So we spent the 25th through the 28th of October in Nashville for SkyDogCon. Hell of an event! I’ve been going to cons for a long time. I remember the first HOPE. Well, at least parts of it. I grew up in the con scene, and you guys know that over the years the con scene has grown too. Defcon is massive! And so much fun, but sometimes...

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Simple RGB LED driver

Simple RGB LED driver

So back on 17 Sept 12 I posted this picture of a board layout on twitter. This was just a quickie idea I threw together. I had to order a number of protos for customer projects, and decided to get a deal on copper and do a big panel with a number different boards all at once. Boards were in my hands 19 Oct and here we go, on 7 Nov I’ve got some first...

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