New Tutorial: AVR Fuses Explained #AVR #Atmelstudio

AtmelStudio Fuses

Created a list of AVR fuses with a easy explanation of what each does. Found myself in a situation where my project didn’t work and eventually found out that the fuses were the issue. I thought I would dig deeper into understanding them and share it with those who happen to be scratching their head at what microcontroller fuses do. I hope it’s helpful, enjoy. You’ll find the tutorial HERE.

DipTrace Tutorial: Design for OSHpark.com #DipTrace #OSHpark

DipTrace Featured_OSHPark

As promised. This is a detailed tutorial guiding you through the process of setting up your design files in DipTrace and exporting your files to formats accepted by OSH Park. Enjoy.

DipTrace: Design your PCB for OSHPark.com

DIY Solder Mask for your homemade PCBs #DIY #Soldermask

I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. Enjoy.

This Instructable is about dry film solder mask, in other words, is the green stuff that is on top of the circuit board.
I like to use smd components in my circuits board because I don’t have a computerized drill machine and do in it by hand for a big
boards are really tedious.

Soldering smd components in a copper board without dry solder mask, especially for those little capacitors and resistor of 402 in size, becomes a tough challenge and of course those micro controllers with almost zero space between pins.

Read more here

New Tutorial: Programming atmega328 using USBasp and Arduino IDE on Mac OSX

Programming atmega328 using USBasp and Arduino IDE on Mac OSX

A new tutorial has been released walking you through programming a atmega328 using the Arduino IDE, USBasp and AVRFuses. The purpose of this was to give those who enjoy programming with the Arduino, an opportunity to use the already available code and program a factory set microcontroller. Yes I know you can directly program a atmega 328 dip but for those who want to program without the arduino firmware installed on the chip or ¬†even bring your projects to the SMD level this tutorial is probably what you’re looking for. Enjoy. Find the tutorial HERE.

DipTrace: Schematic Capture Tutorial

DipTrace Featured_Schematic CaptureThe video for DipTrace: Schematic Capture has been posted in the tutorials section and runs you through creating a schematic in DipTrace. The written version is coming soon and will be formatted to match the other DipTrace tutorials.

DipTrace Tutorial: Component Editor Tutorial

DipTrace Component Editor Tutorial
DipTrace Component Editor Tutorial

Tutorial can be found here: Component Editor Tutorial

The written component editor tutorial has been created. If you’re looking for a quick overview of the programs features and interested in learning how to draw up a component and attach a pattern then this is a good place to start.

Next week I’ll have the schematic capture tutorial drafted up and prepared to be posted. Being the single person operating this site, I have a lot of idea of what I want to do with it and I’m working diligently on each feature at the same time, so if you’re just now viewing this site, please bare with me there are things to come. One additional note, I am currently working on a download page for all the downloadable content on this site.