Just want to post a reminder that if you're on this instance and you're not into making the same types of things you see me post, that's ok. If you're making (or have made) a thing and want to share it, please feel free. I'll usually post things that are electronics or mechanics related, but I'm always interested in seeing the diverse things that makers create.
Here's a related review. https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/features/sifive-hifive1-review
App Devs Ask Linux Distros to "Stop Theming Our Apps" - OMG! Ubuntu!
I got one of the HiFive Rev B boards to experiment with because I'd really like for my hardware projects to be as open as possible, even down to the silicon level.
@jmwright One more thing about free-hand SM circuit construction: solder paste (and, of course, a really good soldering station) is a must for such small connections. It can be pricey, it needs to be kept in the 'fridge, and it has an expiration date. I got my little syringe tube maybe 4 years ago. Long-expired, it still works well for hand soldering.
Since Microsoft now owns GitHub, this is an interesting move. Thoughts?
I should be angry that the market for homebrew game consoles is getting so crowded, but instead I can't help squeeing seeing this beautiful design.
I also love how they contracted actual game developers to make actual games, instead of counting on the community to make them for free, or including an emulator like most others.
The 400x240 reflective screen looks beautiful, and the whole thing is really well designed. I hope it will be an open platform.
3D printing long range wifi antennas
@jmwright Screw that. You don't need to fabricate a board to test an idea using SM parts. Shown here is an attempt at generating a unique sound using hardware only.
Free-hand SM construction is not hard as long as you stay away from crazy small pin pitches and 0402 (and smaller) components.
Found a project that I hope takes off. If anyone is interested, you should help them!
Making light-weight chainmail using EVA foam in a way that is quick to assemble.
This article makes a case for milling your PCBs instead of etching them.
ForgeFed is a project aiming to define a protocol and a vocabulary for federation of project hosting and collaboration platforms (forges), and get it implemented in the existing forges such as GitLab CE, Gitea and so on.
Federation is based on ActivityPub with some tweaks and new vocabulary :)
I'm working on a demo, implementing federation in a forge called Vervis. Earlier today I deployed 2 test instances for this! More details and links soon :)
Hands-on with SiFive's HiFive RISC-V development board.
It Is ‘Quite Possible’ This Could Be The Last Bay Area Maker Faire via @hackaday
If you scroll down to the FreeCAD section, there are instructions on using the Mesh workbench to repair STL files that aren't water tight (manifold).
New Kickstarter - PocketScreen Is an Arduino-Compatible, Multi-Purpose Device That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand
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