Achievement Get: machine metal for the first time
this NixOS thing is pretty damn cool
I've been using and liking fish for about 3 years now, but I noticed some downsides (not POSIX compliant so some things you wanna source or copy-paste at times don't work), so I'm wondering: what would you recommend?
my first-ever solder-paste application using a stencil
I was just holding the stencil by hand, and it shows ;)
laser-cut stencil (cut out of a thick parchment-y paper)
Test-cutting stencil patterns out of some kind of wax-paper on the lasercutter. Top: SK6812-EC15 LEDs, bottom HRO TYPE-C-31-M-12 USB connector (the two parts with the smallest pads on my PCB).
For scale, each of the three USB connector attempts is 7mm wide in total.
I can't believe the paper still holds together as these really fine strings on the first attempt of the USB connector! But I think I will go with the middle version (labelled 5).
One down, and pretty damn bright too!
lessons learned: for pads this small you really want/need a stencil. The only other way is to put a glob of paste over all the pads and then carefully scratch away the excess to leave four more or less uniform blobs, but this is not very reliable.
Going to laser-cut some stencils tomorrow :)
Anyone know how to read this graph? It looks to me as if there is a scale missing for the left half?
From this datasheet: https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/product-files/4492/Datasheet.pdf
these LEDs are smol... that's my pinky there on the side.
new pcb, who dis?
tinkering between hard- and software, research and development, audio- and visual...
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