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  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 20:50
    Five Fully Functional 3D-Printed Cameras

    P6*6_3Ranging from pinhole to digital, these cameras are all printable on desktop machines.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 20:30
    Adafruit Arduino Selection Guide: Which Arduino is right for me? #ArduinoD14

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    Arduino Day 2014 is this Saturday March 29th. There’s still time to get started on your first Arduino project and this handy guide from the Adafruit Learning System will help you find the perfect Arduino to suit your needs. Don’t forget to tune in this Saturday at 7 PM EST for Adafruit’s LIVE show with special guest Massimo Banzi, co-founder and CEO of Arduino!

    There are many different Arduino and Arduino Compatible microcontroller boards. Which one is right for your needs? This guide will help you to select a board that best fits your project requirements and/or level of expertise. Whether you are just learning the ropes or have specific project requirements in mind, the Adafruit Arduino Selection Guide can help you to make the right choice.

    Read more.


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    March 29th is Arduino Day 2014! Arduino day is “a worldwide event bringing together Arduino people and projects. It’s 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences, and learn more.” Adafruit will be celebrating with 24 hours of Arduino posts on our blog as well as a special Saturday night LIVE show with Massimo Banzi, co-founder and CEO of Arduino. Join us Saturday, March 29th at 7 PM EST to celebrate Arduino Day 2014! Be sure to check out our extensive learning system tutorials on Arduino as well as our Arduino blog coverage and products.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 19:46
    How Luis of Fab Lab Lima Made a Functional Ironman Mask

    Screen shot 2014-03-26 at 11.18.34 AMWhen I saw the helmet I thought it was metal! Now I realize that it was made out of foam. The combination of both digital and analog craftsmanship is very inspiring.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 19:03
    Which Board is Right for You?

    m36_boardscover-tocYour guide to navigating the increasingly crowded landscape of microcontrollers.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 18:30
    No show today! Tune in next week for Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern

    We’re not broadcasting today because Becky and Phil are both traveling, but you can catch up on past episodes of Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern in the playlist above!

    Join Becky Stern and friends every week as we delve into the wonderful world of wearables, live on YouTube. We’ll answer your questions, announce a discount code for the Adafruit store, and explore wearable components, techniques, special materials, and projects you can build at home! Ask your wearables questions in the comments, and if your question is featured on a future episode, you’ll be entered to win the show giveaway!

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 18:01
    3D Printering: Custom RC Camera Mount Takes To The Sky

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    3D Printers are only good for printing trinkets and doodads, right?  Not really. Although, I do print the occasional useless object, most of my prints are used for projects I’m working on or to meet a need that I have. These needs are the project’s design requirements and I’d like to share the process and techniques I use when creating a functional 3D object.

    My pal [Toshi] has RC Airplanes and flies often. I have an Action Camera that I never use. Why not combine the two and have some fun? The only thing standing in our way was a method to mount the camera to the airplane. 3D printing makes it easy. If you have a popular vehicle or application, there may be something already available on a 3D model repository like Thingiverse. Our situation was fairly unique I decided to design and print my own mount.

    3DP-beaver

    Let’s start with the camera placement. Looking at the plane, there are two pretty obvious spots that would be good places to mount the camera; on the wing strut or the cross-bar between the pontoons. Certainly mounting the camera to the rectangular pontoon cross-bar would have been far easier than on the angled airfoil-shaped wing strut, but after giving it some thought, mounting on the strut would give a better view of the aircraft. I wanted part of the plane in the field of view.

    Now we have an idea of where this thing is going to mount we have to take some measurements and make some notes. As you can see below my notes are super crude (and may have some extra doodles on there) but have the necessary information I need to design the camera mount. If you look hard you can even see I have a couple of brainstormed mount ideas, including a hinged design I determined would be unnecessarily complicated.

     3DP-Sketch

    The wing strut is soft foam-filled plastic and is in the shape of a teardrop. To prevent damage to the strut when the camera is mounted, the shape of the mating portion of the clamp should be similar in shape. To do this, I just measured the length of the strut profile and both the thickness of the leading and trailing edges. These dimensions were used when creating the profile of the cutout in the clamp. Notice, I also added some chamfers at the leading and trailing sides of the cutout to prevent any potential pinching.

    3DP-strut

    Keep It Simple, Stupid. Sometimes low-tech is the best way to go. The wing strut is at some angle, an angle I don’t know. I want the camera to be square to the ground, not angled like the strut. I used a method similar to a storey pole to record the struts angle and emulate it in my modelling software. With the plane on the floor a piece of paper was held with one edge also square to the floor. The angle of the strut was traced on the paper. At this point it is possible to measure the angle with a protractor but I just held it up to my computer screen and adjusted the angle of the mount until it matched my trace. Low-tech but effective.

    3DP-strutangle
    3DP-nutsboltsIt is pretty standard for cameras to have a 1/4″-20 female thread on the bottom for mounting to a stand. My camera was no different. The main mount is going to have a through-hole in it for the attachment screw to pass. Having a 1/4″ hole and a 1/4″ screw is going to cause some assembly difficulty, specifically the screw not easily going through the hole, able to turn freely or causing misalignment. There are industry standards for this exact situation, Google “clearances hole sizes” to find out what is appropriate for your screw size, there are a lot of charts available out there. The projects I work on require me to reference this type of information quite often so I downloaded a great app called ‘Nuts & Bolts‘. Notice on the bottom right of the screen it shows the clearance hole sizes. I’ll be using the free fitting recommendation, 0.2660 inch diameter.

    I could have just had a hole in the main camera mount and screwed a bolt in to secure it but a design requirement was that no tools would be required for installation or removal. A 3D printed knob would do just fine. I had some 1 inch long 1/4″-20 bolts kicking around so that is what I decided to use. Since the bolt was so long, it would bottom out in the camera before it secured the camera to the mount. That extra length will have to be compensated for when designing the knob.

    The depth of the female threaded hole on the bottom of the camera measured to be 0.200 inches. Since the intent is to NOT bottom out the screw before the camera was secure I backed off this measurement to 0.150 inches for use in the calculation:

    BoltLength - ExposedThread - MountThickness = KnobThickness
     1.0 - 0.150 - 0.300 = 0.550 inches

    0.550 inches is how long the spacer portion of the knob will be.

    3DP-thread
    There are two knobs and 3mm x 25mm screws that are used to secure the camera mount to the strut. I made knobs for the screws the same way I did for the main camera screw. The main difference is that these screws didn’t have a hex head to transmit torque and prevent the knobs from spinning on the screws. The holes in the knobs were made to have no clearance at 3mm in diameter and the screws were glued into the knobs for a permanent installation.

    These 3mm screws engage captive nuts in the main clamp body. I used ‘Nuts & Bolts’ again to find out both the clearance hole size for the 3mm screws and the hex size of the 3mm nuts. The main clamp body has hexagonal recesses a little larger than the nuts, the nuts of which are glued in place.

    3DP-finished
    Overall, I’m extremely happy with the final result. Installation to the aircraft takes only a few moments and is very secure. The mount location turned out to be in the perfect spot showing just a touch of the engine cowl. And the best part is it didn’t drop the camera! Check out the video of the maiden joy-ride below.

    3DP-flightshot

    3D Printering is a weekly column that digs deep into all things related to 3D Printing. If you have questions or ideas for future installments please sending us your thoughts.

    Filed under: 3d Printer hacks, Hackaday Columns

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 18:00
    New Project: Hacking a laser cutter using an Arduino

    DSC07610 (Custom)An Arduino pro mini connected to the z axis stepper motor driver gives improved control over the up down motion of the laser bed.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 17:27
    ACE Production selective solder KISS-102IL – APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    We are at the APEX EXPO and we are in the market for a selective soldering machine, we are looking at the ACE KISS-102IL.

    The KISS-102IL maintains the PCB stationary during the soldering process preventing components from toppling over causing “unset” inter-metallic fillets. The KISS-102IL is a fully automated selective soldering machine using the proven ‘traveling mini–solder wave”. The KISS-102IL is used to flux and solder through hole components on SMT boards within close proximity of adjacent components. The KISS-102IL overcomes the limitations of operator dependent soldering with a truly flexible automated flux application and molten solder delivery system. The KISS-102IL couples high throughput with precise process controls. The programmable features provide the tools to set all process parameters, including immersion depths, pre-heat dwells, travel distances and speeds, solder temperature and wave height. Once set, the system will repeat precisely.

    Selective soldering machine, automated in-line SMEMA, 16″ x 16″ board size. Best suited for medium board size, low-mix, highest productivity, OEM’s and high run CM’s, sequential processing.

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    Learn more & PDF.


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 17:21
    SAMSUNG SM481 – APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    We are at the APEX EXPO checking out pick and place machines, we have the SAMSUNG TECHWIN SMT SM482 and we are considering the SAMSUNG SM481.

    Advanced High Speed Flexible Mounter – As a general component placer whose vision system is reinforced based on the platform of the SM471 high speed chip shooter and whose chip placement speed is the highest among the same class component placers, the SM481 realized achip placement speed of 39,000 CPH, the highest among the same class component placers, by applying a head with one gantry and ten spindles as well as new flying vision and by maximizing the pickup and placement motion.
    In addition, it is applicable up to 0402 chips and 42mm ICs. It has improved actual productivity and placement quality by applying high speed and high precision electrically driven feeders. Furthermore, since it is designed to be compatible with SM series pneumatic feeders, it maximizes the customer’s operational convenience.

    • 39,000 CPH(Optimum)
    • 1 Gantry x 10 Spindles/Head
    • Applicable part: 0402 ~ 42mm(H 15mm)
    • Applicable PCB: 460(L) x 400(W)(Standard)
    • Max. 740(L) x 460(W)(Option)
    • High speed, high precision and electrically driven feeder
    • Automatic pick-up position alignment function
    • Compatible with SM pneumatic feeders
    • New vacuum system and optimized pickup/placement motion SMART Feeder
    • World’s first Auto Splicing and Auto Loading

    Learn more & PDF.


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    Here’s our SAMSUNG TECHWIN SMT SM482.


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 17:17
    SparkFun Live: Temperature-sensing Lunchbox

    Greetings humans. It’s time once again for everyone’s favorite live community project build extravaganza fest, where ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. For this edition of SparkFun Live, which will take place on Tuesday, April 8 at 3:00 MT, Evan in Tech Support will show us how to build a temperature-sensing lunchbox, so you can keep an eye on the decomposition rate of your snack pack in the hot summer months.

    If you’d like to join us, and we do hope you will (what if something catches on fire or Evan makes a hilarious joke?), you can find the wishlist of parts here, and the GitHub code here. See you in a couple weeks!

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  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 17:10
    Europlacer IINEO II- APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    We are at the APEX EXPO and we are considering a Europlacer pick and place. We really like the IINEO II – it’s FAST.

    Europlacer’s Integrated IntelligenceTM is defined by the fact that the Pick and Place machines have been designed to be flexible from the outset. All aspects of the machine architecture (axis configuration, feeder inventory, turret head technology, software control, programming system, etc) have been designed to work together with intelligent feeders in a changing environment – this is truly Integrated IntelligenceTM.
    As a result, Europlacer Surface Mount machines release usable productivity in day-to-day performance.

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    Learn morePDF here.


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 17:07
    NEW PRODUCT – Black Shortening microSD adapter for Raspberry Pi & Macbooks

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    NEW PRODUCT – Black Shortening microSD adapter for Raspberry Pi & Macbooks: Adding shortening to a Pi makes it fatter – but this kind of shortening makes your Pi a little slimmer! This black short-style microSD adapter slides in where the SD card goes but is 9mm shorter. This makes it stick out a lot less and makes for a more elegant (and less accident-prone) Pi. All you have to do is pop in a microSD card for a sleeker machine! The outer edge of the SD adapter has a deep grove for a fingernail to pull on for removal.

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    Because its just a shorter microSD adapter, this short microSD adapter will work in any Raspberry Pi case (our, other, low-profile microSD adapter card is a bit thicker and doesn’t work in all cases, including the Adafruit Pi case and PiBows). Protrudes from edge of Raspberry Pi 8mm when installed.

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    This microSD adapter also worked great in our Macbook pro – load it up with a 64 microSD card and you’ve got a ton more storage, but without the sticking-out of a normal sized SD.

    MicroSD card and Raspberry Pi NOT INCLUDED

    In stock and shipping now!

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 17:02
    HAKKO! @HakkoUSA – APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    We are at the APEX EXPO and we ran in to our friends at HAKKO, they have a fantastic booth where you can solder up a cute robot badge right there.

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    Digital Genuine Hakko FX-888D (936 upgrade) – FX-888D. Known by engineers for making excellent quality tools & soldering irons! This is a genuine Hakko FX-888D with digital temperature control! This iron is an upgrade to the venerable Hakko 936 – smaller footprint but more powerful for a faster heat up time.

    The Hakkos have quality construction, this iron is the last one you’ll need for decades. Heats up in 30 seconds, with a calibrated temperature control knob gives precision heat to minimize cold solder joints. Once you know you’re on the path of electronics, this is the iron you’ll want beside you on your desk.

    The new Digital version has a display in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade (customer adjustable), so you can set the temperature as well as see the current tip temp.

    In our store!


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 16:53
    Vitronics Soltec XPM3 – APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    We are at the APEX Expo and we are in the market for an additional reflow oven, we are checking out the Vitronics Soltec XPM3.

    The Vitronics Soltec XPM3 product platform is the latest evolution in a long history of reflow systems that have proven their capability worldwide and established a reputation for superior reliability. Robust design combined with a unique heat transfer system consistently deliver benchmark thermal performance, precise process control, and superior value for high production in a 24/7 environment.

    Key Standard Features:

    • Autoset_logo_mini_inline.jpg profile/recipe generator
    • 350°C maximum setpoint temperature
    • Lifetime warranty on heaters and blowers
    • Flux Flow Control™ flux evacuation system
    • Patented individual Cell Inlet and Exhaust™ enables optimized gas flow management
    • Active forced convection top and bottom cooling cells
    • Easy to maintain cooling zones

    Key Optional Features:

    • Advanced controlled cooling
    • Nitrogen atmosphere with true air switching and quick purge
    • CAMX host communication software
    • Stack filter
    • Dual lane with independent lane speed control
    • Condensing gas recirculation system
    • Bar code traceability system

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    Learn morePDF here.


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 16:48
    littleBits Projects: Remote Control Anything With Wireless Modules

    This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits projects. littleBits is available in the Adafruit store – Starter Kit, Extended Kit, Base Kit, Deluxe Kit, and Synth Kit.

    Feel like you need a little space? Gather up your favorite littleBits inputs and outputs, connect ‘em to the wireless receiver and wireless transmitter and your world of [project] possibilities opens waaay up – up to one hundred feet! Never before have two little modules had such a huge impact on your inventions.

    The combination of the wireless transmitter and wireless receiver acts as a very long wire module (without the wire!). A signal that passes through the wireless transmitter on one circuit and comes out though the wireless receiver on a second circuit. So, to enable wireless capabilities, you always need two circuits – one to send signals and the other to receive them. For those who are interested in how the signal is transmitted via 2.4GHz radiowave, check out this link.

    Check out the following awesome projects made using the wireless modules:

    Remote Controlled Parachute Deployer

    This parachute bag opens when its servo is triggered by littleBits wireless modules. Throw the parachute bag from a high place (be careful!) and with the push of a button, deploy the parachute in midair. Go from freefall to floating wirelessly!

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    Remote Control Facetime Car

    Using a pair of wireless modules, a couple DC motors, a servo, and 2 smartphones, you can explore the unknown — like Mars or under the couch! Here is a solution for a future astronaut or a person desperate for a quarter. Set up a videocall between two smartphones and place one on the vehicle and one in the controller. Slide dimmers on the controller to steer the vehicle and control the gripper arm. Drive your vehicle wherever you like and feel like you are riding along.

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    Wireless Doorbell Synthesizer

    Turn your doorbell into an interactive wireless instrument! Let guests play a tune on the keyboard from the outside, wirelessly transmitting signals to the inside, where you are able to modify the sound from the speaker using oscillators and an envelope. This combination of synth and wireless modules adds a whole new level of fun to ringing a doorbell.

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  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 16:46
    RPS Automation Selective soldering – APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    We are at the APEX Expo and we are in the market for a selective soldering station, we stopped at RPS Automation to check out their machines!

    What is selective soldering?

    Selective soldering uses traveling flux and miniwave technology to apply a precise amount of flux and solder to select through hole components terminations on a printed circuit board (PCB). RPS uses several types of XYZ axis configurations to articulate the soldering miniwave beneath the circuit board.

    RPS designs and manufacturers a complete line of high precision automated selective soldering systems. All RPS systems perform precise dip, drag and dip soldering using innovative RPS Gaussian MiniWave Nozzles™ and high durability spray, jet and ultrasonic flux nozzles; both nozzles articulate below the PCB. Solder management systems can be hot-swapped for lead and lead-free processing in the same system.

    RPS offers the widest range of process capabilities in the industry. From space saving 12 x 12” (300 x 300mm) systems to the largest native processing range in the industry at 24 x 24” (600 x 600mm).

    We are considering the “Rhythm Slide”Learn morePDF here.


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 16:29
    MYDATA MY500 Jet Printer – APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    Also at the MYDATA booth, the MY500 Jet Printer, this is a really cool machine, it’s like an ink jet printer but for solder paste, so no custom stencil required. This is perfect for companies like Adafruit because we have a lot of designs and we would not need to store or wait for stencils. Just load in a gerber and press print :) Very cool!

    Now you can take a customer’s order in the morning and deliver finished boards in the afternoon.
    Forget waiting for stencils. With jet printing, it’s now possible to prepare jobs in minutes instead of days. If you do 2-3 setups a day, using more than 50 stencils a year, you’ll quickly understand the benefits. If you also have customers calling for last-minute changes, you’ll understand even better.

    Completely software driven, a jet printer can easily apply solder paste or SMA onto complex and challenging boards with high precision. You can achieve perfect results for QFNs, pin-in-paste, package-on-package and other new applications – such as jetting into a board cavity. No more trade-offs due to stencil limitations. With jet printing, you never have to compromise on solder joint quality.

    Now in use in more than 25 countries worldwide, the MY500 Jet Printer is sparking a movement for change in the electronics industry.

    • 30 000 cph equivalent
    • Preparing a new job in minutes
    • Optimizing paste volumes for each solder joint
    • Quick last-minute revisions
    • No cleaning or manual adjustments
    • POP and 3D capability

    Learn more, specs and more.


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 16:15
    MYDATA 200DX – APEX EXPO #adafruitAPEX @IPCShow #IPCshow #apexexpo

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    We are at APEX Expo and considering adding another pick and place to our line, this year we visited the MYDATA booth and checked out their new MY200 series.

    The old days of predictable orders and uniform batch sizes are over. To succeed today you need to manage last-minute customer demands and disruptive peaks in production. In this environment, new opportunities depend on a solution that’s not just faster, but more agile. One that uses smarter material handling and information management to make you more responsive and get more jobs done, day after day.

    With the MY200 series pick-and-place machines, there’s no need to make the usual trade-offs between speed and flexibility. With the fastest changeovers in the industry and workcell solutions reaching speeds of up to 180,000 cph, you can have both. All in one complete solution, with one integrated set of data and one tracking system for all components. Because the race to get ahead is no longer about machine cycle time. It’s about responding to your customers’ needs with the fastest, most agile solution on the market. Period.

    • Top speed 40 000 cph
    • Feeder capacity up to 160
    • Reliability for 24/7 production
    • Fast set-ups and changeovers
    • All-in-one platform
    • Reconfigurable to MY200HX

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    Learn morefull specs here.


    What is APEX?

    Thousands of industry professionals from more than 50 countries attend this premier event— featuring advanced and emerging technologies in printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and printed electronics! Find new suppliers with new solutions and connect with colleagues from around the world.

    There is even a hand soldering competition on Weds 1pm to 4pm at booth 2713 (more special events here).

    Adafruitapex
    This year’s show brochure is here follow along our coverage on Twitter @adafruit with the tag #adafruitAPEX here is the mobile version of the schedule, directory and more.

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 16:06
    29th of March Arduino Day: we are ready to celebrate with more than 240 events #ArduinoD14

    ARDUINODAY

    Arduino is having a worldwide anniversary event on March 29th bringing together the people and projects that have helped it grow to where it is today. This celebration of Arduino and its community is a day of official and self-organised gatherings, encouraging people to meet and share their interest with neighbors and friends.

    More than 240 user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, schools, studios, and educators around the world have planned unique activities designed for a wide range of audiences and skillsets.

    We have created a map to identify all the community events going on throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Find an event near you at http://arduinoday.tv

    The official events

    Starting the evening of friday March 28th, IDEO New York is hosting PopUpMakers, a monthly event started in Milan that catalyzes connections and collaborations in the local Makers’ movement.

    On Saturday the official Arduino Day events are the following:

    Arduino Day will end with a special edition hangout on Air from Adafruit offices with Massimo Banzi, Arduino co-founder.

    Other online events:

    - Enter to Win the Maker Faire Rome Arduino Challenge at Make
    - Join the Arduino Anniversary “Give Me 10!” Contest & Win an Arduino Uno at Element14

    To make this event a truly connected experience share your pics and comments using the hashtag: #ArduinoD14

    UPDATED!

    Are you streaming from your Arduino Day Community event? Add the link in the comments!

    Community LiveStreams:
    - Portugal (Lisbon): MOSS – Mestrado em Open Source

  • Mercredi, Mars 26, 2014 - 16:00
    Whistle Dog Activity Monitor Teardown #WearableWednesday

    The Whistle is an activity monitor for dogs. It clips onto the collar and tracks your dog’s motion throughout the day. The Whistle joins your home wifi network to report stats to the iOS/Android app even when you’re not home.

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    The Whistle also has bluetooth, and reports on who your dog was spending time with if you’ve added multiple owners to the device. It’s also waterproof. So we wanted to get inside to see all the tech crammed into such a small space.

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