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- Chris just got back from the Hackaday Superconference, where he got to hang out with/meet Ben Krasnow, Andreas Spiess and many others.
- Flex PCBs
- Scotty from Strange Parts (our guest last week) gave Chris iPad PCBs, which were pretty thin!
- Transmission line impedance calculator
- PCBs inside of cameras
- Always easier to Pick and Place as a flat thing
- 3D printing onto fabric
- Dave and David found a thermal imaging watch project in the lab cleanup
- Chris was impressed by a project that used a grid eye and a TI pico projector, built by former guest Robert Nelson
- Chris was asking about off the shelf cases vs 3D printed ones.
- This was discussed in our interview with Marcus Schappi when he talked about the Ninja Blocks project
- uSupply moving to 2 part die cast case
- Video about how to do an SMD board to fit into two part cases.
- Writing a datasheet first helps to bound the constraints of a board
- Pleasing the last .1% of the customer
- Chris will be doing assembly again this week and released an intro video about using the NeoDen4.
- Past guest Piotr Esden-Tempski did a great video/stream showing how to do PCB panelization in KiCad
- Chris didn’t understand how panels were spec’d and you didn’t need to put out a full panel size.
- Mike’s video about the fish installation talked about stretching what was possible with PCBs and assembly.
- Dave’s old DfM video(s) go over good practices for getting boards assembled.
- Dave’s move is going slow
- Dave was mentioned on the Techmoan channel talking about Data Play discs
- At the Hackaday Superconference, Chris gave a talk about common circuits that can protect designs
- Jimmy Carter’s Solar panel
- Dave’s experience with solar
- Ergs per second are akin to kW. Do your own conversions online.
- Check out Ben Krasnow’s talk from Supercon, his deposition of electoluminescent material was particularly impressive (including the methods he used to drive them)
Thanks to pagedooley for the picture of the solar farm
Altium does do rigid-flex, has been in there since at least 16. There is also a simple folding simulation too, so you can see clearances and what not when the flex part is folded