Nov 19 2014
SI7021 Humidity & Temperature Sensors PCB Layout
We exclusively use KiCAD, and open source electronic design software suite, to draw our schematics and layout our PCBs. We also use OSHPark, an domestic PCB batching company that uses US based PCB manufactures, to manufacture our boards.
Si7021 is a simple moisture and temperature sensor IC that communicates though I2C.
We especially thanks IO Rodeo for patiently helping us get started on using KiCAD.
Nov 02 2014
Suds-Lab was briefly formed to serve as a learning . . . show details
Suds-Lab was briefly formed to serve as a learning experience for gathering people from different disciplinary backgrounds and working on a common project. We figure soap is something everyone uses and the process of making soap is enjoyable for all.
We made a batch of soap using 6mm acrylic soap molds, and over the next few weeks we designed the logo and setup a simple website.
Jul 06 2014
Haas ST-20SS CNC Lathe setup. . . . show details
Haas ST-20SS CNC Lathe setup.
|Haas ST-20SS CNC Lathe|
|X Axis Travel:||9.3”|
|X Axis Travel:||21.0”|
|Max Torque:||140ft-lb @ 1450rpm|
|Automatic Tool Presetter|
|Made In USA|
Apr 24 2014
BlueEagleLab's Kossel Clear
Tux-Lab assisted in converting the FDM . . . show details
Tux-Lab assisted in converting the FDM printed brackets used in BlueEagleLabs's Kossel Clear 3D Printer, into equivalent laser cut acrylic brackets to give it better rigidity and shorten the production cycle.
Dec 15 2013
CNC Machining + Electronics + Programming
Our ideal projects involves a bit of CNC machining, a bit of electronics, and some programming. Sometimes not by choice, and sometimes we fail miserably.
Aug 09 2013
ULS PLS4.75 Assembled
The new laser engraver is up and running.
Aug 01 2013
ULS PLS4.75 65W CO2 Laser Engraver
Various CO2 laser engravers were evaluated. Ultimately . . . show more
Various CO2 laser engravers were evaluated. Ultimately we feel the ULS system offers the best value, has the best local support, and is made in USA.
|Universal Laser System|
|Work Area:||24" x 18"|
|Made In USA|
Jan 27 2013
Modification for MicroSD Adapter
During the demo machining for the loal SGVLUG/SGVHAK, San Gabriel Valley Linux . . . show more
During the demo machining for the loal SGVLUG/SGVHAK, San Gabriel Valley Linux User group, the possibility of increasing the depth of the SD Card slot to accommodate half length micro-SD card adapter was mentioned.
After a quick modification in LibreCAD, a few extra lines of G-code was inserted and TuxCASE for Raspberry Pi project is now complete.
Jan 19 2013
Product Photorgaphy with UFRaw & Grimp
The last step of the product development process is creating the promotional photos for . . . show details
The last step of the product development process is creating the promotional photos for retail sales. Photos are taken with a dslr camera in its native raw format and post processed in URaw before exporting to GIMP for the final re-sizing and adding graphics elements.
After the first set of photos were taken, there was a compatibility issue between UFRaw and Canon T2i so second set of photos were taken with a Canon 5DMk2.
Jan 17 2013
Label Design with Inkscape
The 2" x 4" product label was also designed with Inkscape. The embedded QR code was . . . show detail
The 2" x 4" product label was also designed with Inkscape. The embedded QR code was first generated with command line qrencode then imported into Inkscape. Originally, the QR code image was generated in PNG format then automatically traced with Inkscape's Trace Bitmap command. However, qrencode can also generated QR code in EPS format without the need for trace conversion.