Category Archives: Electronics

Importing BMP into Eagle

With some help from Peter van der Walt, I got some good results importing a BMP into Eagle. Just selecting a BMP and importing it, most often gives a bad and jagged result on the pcb, here is how I did some processing on the image before importing it. First, you need to download and install Gimp. Open the image in […]

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My first dirtypcb experience

For my previous projects, I have been using iTead for my PCB’s. This time I wanted to try out dirtypcbs instead, and so far the service have been amazing. Comparing to the only other PCB service I have used so far, the handling time seems pretty similar. iTead Date Status 16/07 Order received 17/07 Gerber files approved 23/07 Shipped with tracking dirtypcb […]

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Vesper rev. 1.1

After a bit of radio silence, I am ready with something new. Which isn’t really new… It is the next version of my weather station PCB, Vesper rev. 1.1! Comparing it to the old version, a lot of things has changed, and hopefully that will make it even more reliable than it already is. One of the biggest problems I […]

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Vesper bill of materials

Since I already got a few mails about how much it would cost to make one of my Vesper boards, I have put a list together of the parts needed for it. Quantity Description Name 2 Relays (HK19F-DC5V-SHG) 3 Terminal blocks 2 pole 1 SD card connector 2 RJ11 connectors 1 Voltage regulator (MCP1702T-3302E/MB) 1 100KΩ resistor R5 4 10kΩ resistors […]

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