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= The Electronics Area =
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=The Electronics Area=
The electronics area exists on the two desk areas in the portion of the two pallet racks that are closest to the window.  (Located in [[Floorplan|3C]])  It is divided roughly into an assembly area (closest to the meeting area) and a testing area (closest to the dirty room).  There is an anti-static mat down on top of both desks.
 
  
We're starting to get a useful collection of things for working with electronics.  I decided to try to document what all we have because I heard at least three people say, "Wow, we have one of those?"
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Area Warden - [[User:Bradman|Bradman]] and co-warden [[User:Blundar|Dave Blundell]]
  
Items on loan to the hive are parenthetically notedItems owned by the hive are noted 'hive13'
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The electronics area exists on the two pallet rack work areas that are closest to the window across from the front doorIt is divided roughly into an assembly area (closest to the window) and a testing area (closest to the door).  There is an anti-static mat down on top of both desks.
  
So without further ado...
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Items on loan to the hive are parenthetically noted. Items owned by the hive are noted 'hive13'. If not noted, it is probably owned by Hive13, but please ask if uncertain.
  
BTW, please feel free to add more information / details!
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'''Please''' keep table tops clear and clean.
  
=== Soldering Tools in the Area ===
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'''Please''' do not borrow individual hand tools, take a tray if working on repairs, etc away from electronics area. This keeps the tools together and prevents small tools from disappearing all over the space.
  
* Weller WES50 Temperature control soldering iron (cjdavis) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
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Test equipment tested and in spec unless otherwise noted
* Xytronic 968 Combination temperature control soldering iron / vacuum desoldering iron station (daveb) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
 
* Soldering tweezers (player2) ( [http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-21-8230-/21-8230 link])
 
* Weller activated carbon fume extractor fan (LorinP) - located on solder bench, plugged in
 
* Leaded Rosin core solder, several rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
 
* Lead free solder, one or two rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
 
* Three tool trays containing tweezers, hemostats, wire strippers, and other hand tools. IMPORTANT: When using these tools away from the primary electronics bench, please take the entire tray so electronics tools stay together and get returned. "Grab a tray, not a tool!". 
 
* 2x4 stand that says "SMT ONLY" with solder tip cleaner, 28AWG No-clean solder for SMT work, 28 AWG water clean up solder for SMT work, and 21 AWG water clean up solder for SMT work.  Please note: this solder is expensive (~$50 / lb - roll) so do not use it for through-hole stuff.  (hive13) - located on top of workbench by soldering irons.
 
* Flux pens, liquid flux, solder paste. In mini fridge below bench. Make sure this fridge stays on, these items must be stored cold. 
 
* Solder Paste dispenser - this is not actively set up but it is a matter of connecting attachments and going to town. (hive13) - located in labeled box on shelf above soldering bench.
 
* Shop air compressor quick connect.
 
* Reflow oven - stainless steel toaster oven with homebrew PID temperature controller (hive13)
 
* Stereo Microscope (jon) - assembly area, comes and goes
 
* Wire, clips, leads, etc - hanging on wall.
 
* Large Panavise circuit board holder (LorinP)
 
* Nifty flexible 3rd hand (Jon)
 
* Traditional 3rd hand
 
* Magnifier lamps, headbands, lenses.
 
* Wave solder machine (daveb) - dirty room for storage, by a dedicated 20A circuit plug to use
 
  
=== Testing tools we have ===
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===Soldering Tools in the Area===
  
* Tektronics 453 analog scope (hive13) [http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/453 link more info]
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*Weller WES50 Temperature control soldering iron (cjdavis) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
* Tenma 40 Mhz oscilloscope (hive13) - located on bench
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*Metcal soldering station - located on the other workbench. High end, ''very'' capable soldering station.
* Rigol 50Mhz DSO (daveb) - located on testing bench
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*Xytronic 968 Combination temperature control soldering iron / vacuum desoldering iron station (daveb) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
* Regulated, adjustable power supplies (hive13)
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*[[Reflow Toaster|Reflow Toaster Oven]]  for solder paste / surface mount soldering. (Re-tested  fully functional 10/1/2020)
* Wavetech function generator
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*Soldering tweezers (player2) ( [http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-21-8230-/21-8230 link])
* Isolation tranformer
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*Leaded Rosin core solder, several rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
* BitScope USB logic analyzer - located on testing bench
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*Lead free solder, one or two rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
* HP 3437A 7.5 digit bench multimeter [http://www.sonoma.edu/esee/manuals/03457-90003.pdf link manual]
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*Three tool trays containing tweezers, hemostats, wire strippers, and other hand tools. IMPORTANT: When using these tools away from the primary electronics bench, please take the entire tray so electronics tools stay together and get returned. "Grab a tray, not a tool!".
* Handful of cheap multimeters - located on wire shelf
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*2x4 stand that says "SMT ONLY" with solder tip cleaner, 28AWG No-clean solder for SMT work, 28 AWG water clean up solder for SMT work, and 21 AWG water clean up solder for SMT work. Please note: this solder is expensive (~$50 / lb - roll) so do not use it for through-hole stuff. (hive13) - located on top of workbench by soldering irons.
* Test leads, BNC's, and probes - hung in lead holder mounted on window sill
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*Reflow oven - stainless steel toaster oven with homebrew PID temperature controller (hive13)
* Alligator clip leads, meat hooks (grabber clips), jumber wires - hung in lead holder  
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*Stereo Microscope (jon) - assembly area, comes and goes
* Extech lead adapter kit to use clip, probe, meat hook on any test equipment. - in plastic drawers below bench.
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*Wire, clips, leads, etc - hanging on wall.
* Several other oscopes that are untested/not set up - scattered
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*Large Panavise circuit board holder (LorinP)
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*Nifty flexible 3rd hand (Jon)
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*Traditional 3rd hand
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*Magnifier lamps, headbands, lenses.
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*Wave solder machine (daveb) - no longer at hive13.  If you require the use of it, contact daveb.
  
=== Programmers, Development Boards, etc. (Located in plastic drawers under bench) ===
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===Testing tools we have===
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*Rigol 1054z, 100Mhz 4 channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope  (hacked) - located on testing bench
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*Rigol DG1022, 2 channel function generator - next to Rigol Oscilloscope
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*Saleae Logic analyzer (PC based - download free software from vendor https://www.saleae.com/downloads/)
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*Two Regulated, adjustable power supplies (hive13) - one on each bench
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*Wavetech function generator
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*Isolation transformer
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*BitScope USB logic analyzer - located above testing bench
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*HP 3457A, 7.5 digit bench multimeter - located on the upper rack [http://www.sonoma.edu/esee/manuals/03457-90003.pdf link manual]
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*HP 3478A, 5.5 digit bench multimeter
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*Fluke 45, 4.5 digit bench multimeter
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*cheap handheld digital multimeter (DMM) - located in misc tray on bench
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*Test leads, BNC's, and probes - hung in lead holder mounted on rack upright brace
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*Alligator clip leads, meat hooks (grabber clips), jumper wires - hung in lead holder
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*Extech lead adapter kit to use clip, probe, meat hook on any test equipment. - in plastic drawers below bench.
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===Programmers (Located in plastic drawers near bench)===
  
*TI Stellaris Launchpad LM4F120 (arduino compatible dev board)
 
*TI C2000 Piccolo Launchpad xL-F28027 (arduino compatible dev board)
 
*2 TI MSP430 Launchpads (arduino compatible dev board)
 
*Olimex USB JTAG with OpenOCD debugger support ( [http://www.olimex.com/dev/arm-usb-tiny.html link] ) (hive13)
 
 
*Adafruit usbtinyisp AVR microcontroller programmer  ( [http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/ link]) (cjdavis  Uses AVRDUDE programmer software.  ([http://www.ladyada.net/learn/avr/avrdude.html instructions])
 
*Adafruit usbtinyisp AVR microcontroller programmer  ( [http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/ link]) (cjdavis  Uses AVRDUDE programmer software.  ([http://www.ladyada.net/learn/avr/avrdude.html instructions])
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*Olimex 2101 DEV ARM-USBTINY LPC2148
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*Serial interface Smart Card programmer for Satellite use (unknown, need to track down docs) (hive13)
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*Crystal Fontz LCD
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*Amex CC card reader
 
*OneFrog USB-Serial bridge
 
*OneFrog USB-Serial bridge
 
*Datarase EPROM eraser
 
*Datarase EPROM eraser
 
*Willem Parallel port EPROM programmer ([http://www.mcumall.com/Forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=3 link]) (hive13)
 
*Willem Parallel port EPROM programmer ([http://www.mcumall.com/Forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=3 link]) (hive13)
*HackRFBlue Software Defined Radio
 
*Serial interface Smart Card programmer for Satellite use (unknown, need to track down docs) (hive13)
 
*Crystal Fontz LCD
 
*Amex CC card reader
 
*Lattice XP2 Brevia DevKit dev board and programmer
 
  
=== Dev boards ===
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===Dev boards (Located in plastic drawers near bench)===
  
*Lattice XP2 Brevia FPGA dev kit - complete and in box ([http://www.latticesemi.com/products/developmenthardware/developmentkits/xp2breviadevelopmentkit.cfm link]) (hive13)  
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*TI Stellaris Launchpad LM4F120 (arduino compatible dev board)
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*TI C2000 Piccolo Launchpad xL-F28027 (arduino compatible dev board)
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*2 TI MSP430 Launchpads (arduino compatible dev board)
 
*Stellaris LM3S811 Cortex 50 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://www.luminarymicro.com/products/stellaris_811_evaluation_kits.html link]) (hive13)
 
*Stellaris LM3S811 Cortex 50 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://www.luminarymicro.com/products/stellaris_811_evaluation_kits.html link]) (hive13)
*mbed NXP1768 96 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-NXP-LPC1768 docs]) (blundar)
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*mbed NXP1768 96 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-NXP-LPC1768 docs]) (daveb)
 
*Olimex 70 Mhz ARM7TDMI ARM NXP LPC2103 dev board - needs Olimex USB JTAG ([http://www.olimex.com/dev/lpc-h2103.html link]) (hive13)
 
*Olimex 70 Mhz ARM7TDMI ARM NXP LPC2103 dev board - needs Olimex USB JTAG ([http://www.olimex.com/dev/lpc-h2103.html link]) (hive13)
*Renesas M16C dev board with RTA-FoUSB-MON debugger/programmer (no link)
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*HackRFBlue Software Defined Radio
* Ti MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) and Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (430BOOST-SENSE1) x2 ([http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP430_LaunchPad_(MSP-EXP430G2) link]) (cjdavis)
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*Lattice XP2 Brevia DevKit dev board
* STM32L-DISCOVERY (STM32F152 - 32Mhz low power Cortex-M3 ARM) can also be used as a USB ST-Link debug interface.  [http://www.st.com/internet/evalboard/product/250990.jsp Product page] (hive13) (used for Reflow oven)
 
* STM32F4-DISCOVERY (STM32F407 - 168Mhz 1Mbyte flash / 192k RAM / floating point Cortex-M4) Has accelerometer and a bunch of other goodies, USB interface.  [http://www.st.com/internet/evalboard/product/252419.jsp Product page] (hive13) (missing?)
 
  
=== Projects ===
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===Projects===
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===Wish list===
  
*Toaster Oven reflow oven for solder paste / surface mount soldering.  Mostly functional as of Mar-2013.  Would be nice to have a display.  Would be nice to program temp curves.
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===Electronic components===
*CNC Solder paste dispenser/applicator - planning stage.
 
*Refine SMT assembly methods
 
  
=== Wish list ===
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*There is a fairly large selection of wire on shelves next to the stations ranging from about 10 AWG to 24 AWG.
  
*Convert some computer power supplies into +5 / +12v power supplies. Mount under bench to avoid clutter.
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*Many Asst. components, many in the small drawers and mini bins on the shelf above the stations- ask area warden for details.
*Another decent soldering iron or two.
 
  
=== Electronic components ===
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===Consumable Supplies===
  
*There is a fairly large selection of wire on racks by the window ranging from about 10 AWG to 24 AWG.
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The main consumable supplies in the electronics area are solder and soldering supplies.  For many of these things, other brands/part numbers may work ok. These part numbers are for the exact replacement of what has been used successfully at the Hive:
 
 
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=== Consumable Supplies ===
 
  
The main consumable supplies in the electronics area are solder and soldering supplies.  For many of these things, other brands/part numbers may work ok. These part numbers are for the exact replacement of what has been used successfully at the Hive:
 
 
*The Flux pen for hand SMT soldering Kester 2331-zx (may be discontinued)
 
*The Flux pen for hand SMT soldering Kester 2331-zx (may be discontinued)
*21 AWG Water clean solder - Kester 24-6337-6403 $65/lb-roll (Digikey: [http://www.digikey.com/Scripts/US/DKSUS.dll?Detail&name=KE1300-ND KE1300-ND])
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*21 AWG Water clean solder - Kester 24-6337-6403 $40/lb-roll (Digikey: [http://www.digikey.com/Scripts/US/DKSUS.dll?Detail&name=KE1300-ND KE1300-ND])
*28 AWG Water clean solder - Kester 24-6337-6422 $90/lb-roll (Digikey: [http://www.digikey.com/Scripts/US/DKSUS.dll?Detail&name=KE1303-ND KE1303-ND])
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*28 AWG Water clean solder - Kester 24-6337-6422 $70/lb-roll (Digikey: [http://www.digikey.com/Scripts/US/DKSUS.dll?Detail&name=KE1303-ND KE1303-ND])
*28 AWG No-Clean solder - Kester 4-6337-8806 $91/lb-roll (Digikey: [http://www.digikey.com/Scripts/US/DKSUS.dll?Detail&name=KE1405-ND KE1405-ND])
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*28 AWG No-Clean solder - Kester 4-6337-8806 $60/lb-roll (Digikey: [http://www.digikey.com/Scripts/US/DKSUS.dll?Detail&name=KE1405-ND KE1405-ND]) (Prices updated 1-2019)
  
=== Borked Items ===
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Alphametals rosin core solder - (may be discontinued but daveb has about 20 rolls of it so if the hive runs low, let him know)
  
Stuff breaks.  We have a decent amount of broken or marginally working stuff.  Eventually this stuff might get fixed or repaired but for now it's just broken.
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*Flux paste
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*Flux pen
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*22 gauge wire of various colors
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*Small hand tools
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*Consumable parts for de-soldering station (cotton balls)
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*Chore boy/sponge for solder station
  
* Tenma 72-6340 De-soldering iron (player2) - located in "broken solder stuff box" above assembly area
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===Borked Items===
* Tenma 72-925 Temperature control soldering iron (hive13) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
 
  
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Stuff breaks. If something is broken it is listed here until repaired:
  
[[FloorplanLocation::3C| ]]
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Latest revision as of 19:12, 28 November 2020

The Electronics Area

Area Warden - Bradman and co-warden Dave Blundell

The electronics area exists on the two pallet rack work areas that are closest to the window across from the front door. It is divided roughly into an assembly area (closest to the window) and a testing area (closest to the door). There is an anti-static mat down on top of both desks.

Items on loan to the hive are parenthetically noted. Items owned by the hive are noted 'hive13'. If not noted, it is probably owned by Hive13, but please ask if uncertain.

Please keep table tops clear and clean.

Please do not borrow individual hand tools, take a tray if working on repairs, etc away from electronics area. This keeps the tools together and prevents small tools from disappearing all over the space.

Test equipment tested and in spec unless otherwise noted

Soldering Tools in the Area

  • Weller WES50 Temperature control soldering iron (cjdavis) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
  • Metcal soldering station - located on the other workbench. High end, very capable soldering station.
  • Xytronic 968 Combination temperature control soldering iron / vacuum desoldering iron station (daveb) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
  • Reflow Toaster Oven for solder paste / surface mount soldering. (Re-tested fully functional 10/1/2020)
  • Soldering tweezers (player2) ( link)
  • Leaded Rosin core solder, several rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
  • Lead free solder, one or two rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
  • Three tool trays containing tweezers, hemostats, wire strippers, and other hand tools. IMPORTANT: When using these tools away from the primary electronics bench, please take the entire tray so electronics tools stay together and get returned. "Grab a tray, not a tool!".
  • 2x4 stand that says "SMT ONLY" with solder tip cleaner, 28AWG No-clean solder for SMT work, 28 AWG water clean up solder for SMT work, and 21 AWG water clean up solder for SMT work. Please note: this solder is expensive (~$50 / lb - roll) so do not use it for through-hole stuff. (hive13) - located on top of workbench by soldering irons.
  • Reflow oven - stainless steel toaster oven with homebrew PID temperature controller (hive13)
  • Stereo Microscope (jon) - assembly area, comes and goes
  • Wire, clips, leads, etc - hanging on wall.
  • Large Panavise circuit board holder (LorinP)
  • Nifty flexible 3rd hand (Jon)
  • Traditional 3rd hand
  • Magnifier lamps, headbands, lenses.
  • Wave solder machine (daveb) - no longer at hive13. If you require the use of it, contact daveb.

Testing tools we have

  • Rigol 1054z, 100Mhz 4 channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope (hacked) - located on testing bench
  • Rigol DG1022, 2 channel function generator - next to Rigol Oscilloscope
  • Saleae Logic analyzer (PC based - download free software from vendor https://www.saleae.com/downloads/)
  • Two Regulated, adjustable power supplies (hive13) - one on each bench
  • Wavetech function generator
  • Isolation transformer
  • BitScope USB logic analyzer - located above testing bench
  • HP 3457A, 7.5 digit bench multimeter - located on the upper rack link manual
  • HP 3478A, 5.5 digit bench multimeter
  • Fluke 45, 4.5 digit bench multimeter
  • cheap handheld digital multimeter (DMM) - located in misc tray on bench
  • Test leads, BNC's, and probes - hung in lead holder mounted on rack upright brace
  • Alligator clip leads, meat hooks (grabber clips), jumper wires - hung in lead holder
  • Extech lead adapter kit to use clip, probe, meat hook on any test equipment. - in plastic drawers below bench.

Programmers (Located in plastic drawers near bench)

  • Adafruit usbtinyisp AVR microcontroller programmer ( link) (cjdavis Uses AVRDUDE programmer software. (instructions)
  • Olimex 2101 DEV ARM-USBTINY LPC2148
  • Serial interface Smart Card programmer for Satellite use (unknown, need to track down docs) (hive13)
  • Crystal Fontz LCD
  • Amex CC card reader
  • OneFrog USB-Serial bridge
  • Datarase EPROM eraser
  • Willem Parallel port EPROM programmer (link) (hive13)

Dev boards (Located in plastic drawers near bench)

  • TI Stellaris Launchpad LM4F120 (arduino compatible dev board)
  • TI C2000 Piccolo Launchpad xL-F28027 (arduino compatible dev board)
  • 2 TI MSP430 Launchpads (arduino compatible dev board)
  • Stellaris LM3S811 Cortex 50 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box (link) (hive13)
  • mbed NXP1768 96 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box (docs) (daveb)
  • Olimex 70 Mhz ARM7TDMI ARM NXP LPC2103 dev board - needs Olimex USB JTAG (link) (hive13)
  • HackRFBlue Software Defined Radio
  • Lattice XP2 Brevia DevKit dev board

Projects


Wish list

Electronic components

  • There is a fairly large selection of wire on shelves next to the stations ranging from about 10 AWG to 24 AWG.
  • Many Asst. components, many in the small drawers and mini bins on the shelf above the stations- ask area warden for details.

Consumable Supplies

The main consumable supplies in the electronics area are solder and soldering supplies. For many of these things, other brands/part numbers may work ok. These part numbers are for the exact replacement of what has been used successfully at the Hive:

  • The Flux pen for hand SMT soldering Kester 2331-zx (may be discontinued)
  • 21 AWG Water clean solder - Kester 24-6337-6403 $40/lb-roll (Digikey: KE1300-ND)
  • 28 AWG Water clean solder - Kester 24-6337-6422 $70/lb-roll (Digikey: KE1303-ND)
  • 28 AWG No-Clean solder - Kester 4-6337-8806 $60/lb-roll (Digikey: KE1405-ND) (Prices updated 1-2019)

Alphametals rosin core solder - (may be discontinued but daveb has about 20 rolls of it so if the hive runs low, let him know)

  • Flux paste
  • Flux pen
  • 22 gauge wire of various colors
  • Small hand tools
  • Consumable parts for de-soldering station (cotton balls)
  • Chore boy/sponge for solder station

Borked Items

Stuff breaks. If something is broken it is listed here until repaired: