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Experience Making PCBs from Fritzing

With some help from Chris and Sector67, I’ve been able to work out a process for getting to a custom-fabricated printed-circuit board (PCB) that’s amazingly simple and straight-forward, even for people who aren’t “hardware guys”. This article gives an over-view

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Preparing Arduinos for BarCamp

Nate and I have been hard at work getting Arduino microcontrollers ready for BarCampMadison.  We first attempted to etch, populate, and solder up our own Arduino clone that could be made as cheaply as possible: The problem we immediately ran

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Soldering Irons Arrive!

Today we were greeted by soldering irons and assorted soldering tools from MPJA and Circuit Specialists. Why two companies and a variety of irons? Testing of course! We’re hosting our first ever soldering session with the infamous Mitch Altman, there

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