Designing and Building the Macro Watch
Engineering
Three weeks before the Houston Maker Faire Chris came to me asking if we could whip up a low cost giveaway for the faire. I wanted to giveaway somethi
Handling Silkscreen On Pads
Engineering
One of the issues commonly seen in PCB design is silkscreen information overlapping exposed copper on pads. If the ink from the silkscreening process
FT_Prog and Programming the FT230X
Engineering
I mentioned FT-Prog in my last blog post. FT-Prog is a utility to program the EEPROM on FTDI devices. FT-Prog can configure the FT230X and add more fu
USB UART Interface on the Cheap
Engineering
With USB interfaces on microcontroller devices a USB connection always adds significant cost to the design. An ATMega328P costs $3.12 whereas the FT23