Earlier this year we moved from Berlin to Lisbon and found a nice apartment not too far from the city center.
Our apartment building door, like most around Lisbon, is old and doesn’t work very well. And with many friends coming to visit this summer, I decided to automate the door so that me and my friends can open the door using our mobile phones instead of spending 5 minutes trying to jiggle the key in the lock to get it open.
One thing that I find very helpful while routing is to display all clearance boundaries, this way you know how far you can go or squeeze all the traces as close as the rules allow it.
CTRL + W while routing and you are good to go!
Ever wondered where is a good place to find new and interesting chips on the market? Questions about electronics and what is happening in the market?
For the engineers and makers out there, the world of electronics can be a bit overwhelmed with so much happening all the time, updates, news and buyouts (specially in the past few months).
I would to use this post to share some of my favorite places to get new chip information, updates and random electronics questions.
Do you remember IRC? Yes, it’s still alive and strong. Just connect to the Freenode network and you will find many very interesting channels where you can talk electronics, exchange information and ask questions! If you are there, drop a line to spillere (me!).
- #electronics on Freenode
- #avr on Freenode
- #arduino on Freenode
- Fedevel Academy – Learn awesome PCB designing skills
- /r/nicechips – Reddit, a great place on the internet where people share their findings in the electronic chips market. Really really good!!
This list is still a working in progress. If you have any suggestions please add a comment bellow!