[Noisebridge-discuss] Shouldn't we all hack something ?

Henner Zeller h.zeller at acm.org
Wed Apr 2 18:39:01 UTC 2014


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> <hacking>
>
> Back to hacking. This is part of what defines NB and we should all do.
> So after this way to long preamble, I am telling you what I am hacking
> right now.
>
> Over New Years' eve, I was playing with the Beaglebone PRU to generate
> nice, realtime-clean stepmotor steps
>   https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HennerZeller/posts/HyDMSHRBBDH
> Was easier than thought, and works quite well
>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIEY9077D64
>
> Since that worked well, I designed a board together with Jake that we
> call 'Bumps'
>   https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HennerZeller/posts/CS9fhJx9bpX
>
> They arrived in the meantime (OSH-Park is has a nice quality!)
>   https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HennerZeller/posts/UVa9mFV6z1k
>
> ... so hopefully on the upcoming weekend we'll find some time to
> solder them together. For that, there is the plan to use Jakes 3D
> printer/dispenser (he did a 5MoF on it) and dispense solder paste on
> the board. For that I wrote a quick program to convert some KiCAD
> output to GCode for doing the dispensing action. Here is the code for
> that:
>
>   https://github.com/hzeller/rpt2paste
>
>
This made it to hackaday
   http://hackaday.com/2014/04/02/dispensing-solder-paste-with-a-3d-printer/

</hacking>
>
> -h
>
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