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Pentax IR Trigger

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Several years ago I was into astrophotography and I ended up building a barn door tracker, or Scotch mount, for use with my camera.  For this to work well I also needed a way to trigger my camera without touching

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How NOT To Use Pushbuttons

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I decided to try my hand at making a simple ARM Cortex microcontroller board. I based my board on the ARM Pro Mini design. The ARM Pro Mini uses an NXP ARM Cortex M0 chip, and has the nice feature

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2015 PaxSpace Ornaments

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The 2015 PaxSpace Christmas ornaments are here! We have scheduled several group build sessions to work on assembling and programming your ornaments. See the sign up link below for information on dates and times. Click here to sign up for

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Ornament Update – Solder Stencil

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The solder paste stencil for the surface mount parts has arrived for the PaxSpace Christmas ornament.  The stencil was ordered from OSH Stencils.   For more info on the planned PaxSpace ornament, see the earlier blog post here.

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‘Tis The Season To Hack Blinky Ornaments

We’ve been working on developing a PaxSpace Christmas ornament this year.  A bunch of Christmas ball-shaped PCBs have been designed and are on order from SeeedStudio.com.  The plan is that once the finished boards arrive, we will hold several workshops

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Altium CircuitMaker

There is a new kid on the block to compete with existing free PCB design software such as Eagle , KiCAD, gEDA, and DesignSpark. Altium recently opened a public beta of their new free PCB design tool, CircuitMaker. CircuitMaker is

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