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Tag: Circuit Board

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics

Circuit Classics: Getting Restarted in Electronics
The electronics books of Forrest M. Mims III have educated and inspired millions of people since the ’80s, thanks to Mims’ friendly and concise writing style and his hand-drawn illustrations. Electrical engineer Star Simpson is one…

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI
Upgrade your gift wrap master race-style with Aya Codama aka Bullet’s Out of Place Artifacts circuit board tape. The gold and gray metallic elements make it look realistic and expensive. Actually it really is expensive. Sadly,…
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Touch-sensitive Question Block One Ups Other Christmas Ornaments

Touch-sensitive Question Block One Ups Other Christmas Ornaments
Jordan Wills aka njneer is an engineer at Silicon Labs. He recently helped make his company’s Christmas ornament giveaways, which were made of circuit boards. Jordan couldn’t help but notice that the bare boards look a…

DigiRule Interactive Binary Ruler: Bits of Knowledge

DigiRule Interactive Binary Ruler: Bits of Knowledge
PCB rulers usually have measurements that come in handy for a proper circuit board layout. Prolific inventor and electronics tinkerer Bradley Slattery wanted to make a different kind of PCB ruler, so he came up with…

Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer

Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer
The past couple of years we’ve seen single board computers separated into modules to make them more accessible to newbie makers, especially children. Microduino knows there’s no better way to get kids interested than with LEGOs,…

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms
We’ve seen programmable electronics that use magnets or Bluetooth instead of wires and solder to connect its parts. But those kits are mainly meant for beginners, and are not as powerful or versatile as more advanced…

Voltera V1 Circuit Board Printer: Print-A-Sketch

Voltera V1 Circuit Board Printer: Print-A-Sketch
The latest in the growing niche of circuit board printers, the Voltera V1 can print up to two layers of conductive tracks, apply solder and reflow the board when SMDs are added. The printer has three…

Squink Desktop Circuit Board Assembly Machine: Print & Pick & Place

Squink Desktop Circuit Board Assembly Machine: Print & Pick & Place
We’ve featured a handful of 3D printers that can lay out conductive tracks on a variety of materials. But that’s just part of the process of making a circuit board; you’ll still need to place a…

BreadBox Desktop Circuit Board Maker: Etchanting

BreadBox Desktop Circuit Board Maker: Etchanting
We’ve featured a variety of compact kits that you can use to print circuit boards on a variety of materials. But if all you want is to make a standard PCB using copper board, check out…

RGB Shades: Really Good at Blinding

RGB Shades: Really Good at Blinding
A couple of years ago we featured Garrett Mace’s LED Matrix Shades, which are sunglasses that have rows of programmable LEDs instead of lenses. You can get a pair of those from Garrett’s online store, but…

Rabbit Proto Lets 3D Printers Add Circuits While Printing Objects: Coming in Hot

Rabbit Proto Lets 3D Printers Add Circuits While Printing Objects: Coming in Hot
We’ve seen an add-on that turns ink printers into circuit board printers, and even a 3D printer that specializes in printing circuits. A new company called Rabbit Proto takes prototyping to the next level with its…

London Underground Radio

London Underground Radio
I’ll be perfectly honest – I haven’t listened to broadcast radio in a number of years. Between iTunes, Pandora, and SiriusXM, I have enough choices already. That said, I would actually listen to the radio again…

AgIC DIY Kit Lets You Print Circuit Boards on Ink Printers: Agical!

AgIC DIY Kit Lets You Print Circuit Boards on Ink Printers: Agical!
Last year we talked about the EX¹, a 3D printer designed to print circuit boards on a variety of materials, including paper. The EX¹ has great potential, but if all you want is to print is…

Engineer’s Emergency Business Card Will Do in a Pinch

Engineer’s Emergency Business Card Will Do in a Pinch
This isn’t the first circuit board business card we’ve seen, but this one is more useful than others. Its maker, Saar Drimer calls it the Engineer’s Emergency Business Card. He makes a living from making circuit…

Dragons Made from Circuit Boards (aka Motherboard of Dragons)

Dragons Made from Circuit Boards (aka Motherboard of Dragons)
I may be a nerd, but it just seems like circuit boards make everything better. They are all shiny and full of circuits. And when you make dragons from old circuit boards, they look pretty amazing.…

EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping

EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping
Last year we found out about a new material that could be used with 3D printers to make simple electronic sensors. If that tinkled the tinkerer in you, wait ’til you see the EX¹ 3D printer.…
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