Category Archives: Design Logic

e14: EAGLE ULPs Every User Should Know

I love designing PCBs. It’s more than just connecting wires in a given area; it’s devising clever ways to make connections while controlling the design for things like EMC, switcher noise, signal integrity, heat dissipation, and many more. But the … Continue reading

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Arduino Clones Can Be Better Than Shields

  Arduino is certainly the most popular method of getting info electronics, or at least embedded electronics.  My BlueStamp Engineering students seem to gravitate to them when selecting their projects.  But what about after the first few projects have been created … Continue reading

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E14 Article: EAGLE Autorouter Exploration

Anyone who is getting into PCB design will automatically be intrigued by the autorouter. It would make sense to the outside observer that an algorithm would be able to process millions of iterations of routings that finds the best balance … Continue reading

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YCD Attends 2012 BLUR Conference!

I LOVE sensors.  Which is probably why I got into analog electronics.  The idea of taking something that is in the real world and making it interact with a computer is amazing.  As computing continues to become more powerful and ubiquitous, … Continue reading

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A Double-Kettle All-Electric Brewing System with MSP-430

For those who know me, beer isn’t just about the drinking.  It’s also about the brewing.  I’ve casually brewed beer for years, only getting serious with my own setup a year ago.  However brewing in front of a stove can … Continue reading

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E14 Article: Watching The Business Case for Open Hardware Unfold

Last week I went to the Open Hardware Summit with a skeptical eye to the ability for someone to generate a realistic business model when giving away everything they design.  How can one pay the engineers to design a product … Continue reading

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E14 Article: What Makes A Great First Project?

I love the experience of cracking open a new design platform and seeing what it can do, and how it can be used.  However there are so many out there!  What about the individual options are the best for attacking … Continue reading

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E14 Code Exchange: Microcontroller Choices for a New Coder

I’m just coming off of BlueStamp Engineering’s 2012 season, and I thought I’d write about some of the things I’ve observed while teaching students new to coding with microcontrollers.  It can be tough getting a project started when one doesn’t … Continue reading

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E14 News Article: Error Budgets Predict Circuit Performance!`

While working at Keithley I spent an immense amount of time working with error budgets and now that I’ve taken a few steps back from that experience I can really appreciate the power they provide to a designer.  Without getting … Continue reading

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E14 News Article: A Fleeting Hope from Lost Potential: Project Kits

I love everything about kits.  I build what I use, I know how to fix it, and I can get any part I find broken.  It is sad that there aren’t more people that are into this sort of thing … Continue reading

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