Show All

  • 2010
    • July
      • Hacked Toaster Oven for SMT soldering
        I usually hand solder SMT devices in the prototypes I make for clients. Some parts have a large pad on the bottom that needs to get soldered to a plane for heat dissipation or RF grounding. When I can, I put a large hole in the center of the pad so that I can solder it from the bottom after the ot

      • I need a bigger telescope
        The summer is flying by. I just got back from the 2010 Golden State Star Party (GSSP) up in Adin, California. Adin is a great little town, and the local people are super nice. GSSP is held on a few acres of Albaugh's Frosty Acres Ranch. The organizers do a great job of turning an empty cow

    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February