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Electronics:
Magic smoke. . . .

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- Updates -

Mar 03 2017

SCaLE A/V Podium PC

scale 14x podium PC

The selfless Linux spirit is one of the guiding principles for Tux-Lab, and for the last few years, SVGLUGers has gathered Tux-Lab to help with the various SCaLE Audio/Video team projects.

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The selfless Linux spirit is one of the guiding principles for Tux-Lab, and for the last few years, SVGLUGers has gathered Tux-Lab to help with the various SCaLE Audio/Video team projects.

Scale 14x Podium PC Components

SCaLE A/V Podium PCs are placed in each conference room and remotely control to display conference messages and record the conference talks. At Tux-Lab, we laser cut the acrylic cases, design the NPN boards, and assembly the podium PCs.

Scale 14x Podium PC Assembly

SCaLE AV podium computer wiring diagram 


Oct 28 2016

Debugging Electronics

atmega32u4 fix

To err is human, and we know we are definitely human. . . . show details

To err is human, and we know we are definitely human. Thanks to our oscilloscope, magnifying glasses, soldering and hot air station, and lot of perseverance and patience, something getting a non-working board back into working condition feels like divine euphoria.

lm3407 fix

Sometimes the errors are obvious and easy to fix. Other times, carelessly placing schematic components and ordering MOSFETs without paying attentions to the source gate drain pinouts, can lead to days and weeks of agonizing madness.

lm3409 fix


Nov 19 2014

SI7021 Humidity & Temperature Sensors PCB Layout

We exclusively use KiCAD, and open source . . . show details

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.


Dec 15 2013

CNC Machining + Electronics + Programming

Modules with Machined Heatsinks

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.