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= The Electronics Area =
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=The Electronics Area=
The electronics area exists on the workbench closest to Spring Grove Ave.  (Located in [[Floorplan|3C]])
 
  
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
* Tenma 72-925 Temperature control soldering iron (hive13) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
 
* Tenma 72-6340 De-soldering iron (player2 ???) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
 
* Soldering tweezers (player2) ( [http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-21-8230-/21-8230 link])
 
* Tenma Fume extractor fan (hive13?) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
 
* Leaded Rosin core solder, several rolls (hive13) - located hanging on screws from upper shelf OR in bin on upper shelf close to window
 
* Lead free solder, one or two rolls (hive13) - located hanging on screws from upper shelf OR in bin on upper shelf close to window
 
* Homebrew 2x4 stand that says "SMT ONLY" with tool holder, solder tip cleaner, selection of extremely fine point tweezers for small parts, liquid flux pen for SMT work, 28AWG No-clean solder for SMT work, 28 AWG water clean up solder for SMT work, 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. 
 
* Solder Paste dispenser - this is not actively set up but it is a matter of connecting attachments and going to town.  CNC automation of solder paste application is planned. (hive13) - located behind soldering irons on main workbench, attachments etc. in box below controller.  Foot pedal in box with dev kits on lower shelf
 
* Small air compressor - intended to run solder paste dispenser. (blundar) Located on lower shelf under main workbench
 
* Temperature-controlled hotplate - not sure exactly where this is located or where it should be kept but we have one of these. (hive13?)
 
* Solder paste - in the fridge in the dirty room, keep it refrigerated! (hive13)
 
  
=== Testing tools we have ===
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===Soldering Tools in the Area===
  
*Tenma 40 Mhz oscilloscope (set up, has probes) - located near computer at end of workbench
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*Weller WES50 Temperature control soldering iron (cjdavis) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
*Several other oscopes that are untested/not set up - scattered
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*Metcal soldering station - located on the other workbench. High end, ''very'' capable soldering station.
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*Xytronic 968 Combination temperature control soldering iron / vacuum desoldering iron station (daveb) - located on top of workbench, plugged in
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*[[Reflow Toaster|Reflow Toaster Oven]]  for solder paste / surface mount soldering. (Re-tested  fully functional 10/1/2020)
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*Soldering tweezers (player2) ( [http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-21-8230-/21-8230 link])
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*Leaded Rosin core solder, several rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
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*Lead free solder, one or two rolls (hive13) - located on shelf of soldering bench
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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!".
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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.
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*Reflow oven - stainless steel toaster oven with homebrew PID temperature controller (hive13)
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*Stereo Microscope (jon) - assembly area, comes and goes
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*Wire, clips, leads, etc - hanging on wall.
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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, Power supplies, etc. ===
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===Testing tools we have===
  
*Olimex USB JTAG with OpenOCD debugger support ( [http://www.olimex.com/dev/arm-usb-tiny.html link] ) (hive13) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Rigol 1054z, 100Mhz 4 channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope  (hacked) - located on testing bench
*usbtinyisp AVR microcontroller programmer  ( [http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/ link]) (cjdavis) - in box close to wall under workbench. Uses AVRDUDE programmer software.  ([http://www.ladyada.net/learn/avr/avrdude.html instructions])
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*Rigol DG1022, 2 channel function generator - next to Rigol Oscilloscope
*Willem Parallel port EPROM programmer ([http://www.mcumall.com/Forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=3 link]) (hive13) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Saleae Logic analyzer (PC based - download free software from vendor https://www.saleae.com/downloads/)
*Serial interface Smart Card programmer for Satellite use (unknown, need to track down docs) (hive13) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Two Regulated, adjustable power supplies (hive13) - one on each bench
*"Hondalog" FTDI USB->TTL interface ([http://www.moates.net/xtreme-hulog-honda-usb-datalog-interface-p-78.html product] [http://wikitest.pgmfi.org/twiki/bin/view.pl/Library/WebHome?topic=OBD1CN2 pin-config]) (hive13) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Wavetech function generator
*Pasco model 8000 adjustable power supply - located on main workbench area close to scope
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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.
  
=== Dev boards ===
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===Programmers (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) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*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])
*Stellaris LM3S811 Cortex 50 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://www.luminarymicro.com/products/stellaris_811_evaluation_kits.html link]) (hive13) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Olimex 2101 DEV ARM-USBTINY LPC2148
*mbed NXP1768 96 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-NXP-LPC1768 docs]) (blundar) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Serial interface Smart Card programmer for Satellite use (unknown, need to track down docs) (hive13)
*Olimex 70 Mhz ARM7TDMI ARM NXP LPC2103 dev board - needs Olimex USB JTAG ([http://www.olimex.com/dev/lpc-h2103.html link]) (hive13) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Crystal Fontz LCD
*Renesas M16C dev board with RTA-FoUSB-MON debugger/programmer (no link) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*Amex CC card reader
* 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) - in box close to wall under workbench
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*OneFrog USB-Serial bridge
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*Datarase EPROM eraser
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*Willem Parallel port EPROM programmer ([http://www.mcumall.com/Forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=3 link]) (hive13)
  
=== Projects ===
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===Dev boards (Located in plastic drawers near bench)===
  
*Toaster Oven reflow oven for solder paste / surface mount soldering. Have toaster oven. Have controller based on ATMega48 partially assembled. Need time and motivation to finish.
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*TI Stellaris Launchpad LM4F120 (arduino compatible dev board)
*CNC Solder paste dispenser/applicator - planning stage.
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*TI C2000 Piccolo Launchpad xL-F28027 (arduino compatible dev board)
*Investigate the use of Hive13 Laser for etching PCBs - '''THIS DOES NOT WORK.'''  Even at the slowest speed and highest power, the laser doesn't etch boards very well. Other methods will work much better.
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*2 TI MSP430 Launchpads (arduino compatible dev board)
*Investigate the use of Hive13 Laser for cutting holes in PCBs.  '''THIS PROBABLY WILL NOT WORK BASED ON TESTING ETCHING PCBs.'''  If the laser has trouble etching boards, it's going to have twice as much trouble cutting holes in them.
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*Stellaris LM3S811 Cortex 50 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://www.luminarymicro.com/products/stellaris_811_evaluation_kits.html link]) (hive13)
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*mbed NXP1768 96 Mhz Cortex M3 ARM - complete and in box ([http://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-NXP-LPC1768 docs]) (daveb)
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*Olimex 70 Mhz ARM7TDMI ARM NXP LPC2103 dev board - needs Olimex USB JTAG ([http://www.olimex.com/dev/lpc-h2103.html link]) (hive13)
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*HackRFBlue Software Defined Radio
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*Lattice XP2 Brevia DevKit dev board
  
=== Wish list ===
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===Projects===
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===Wish list===
  
*Couple of decent but not too expensive (or even crappy?) multimeters
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===Electronic components===
*DSO (I may bring mine in but I'm using it too much right now - blundar)
 
*Logic analyzer (I may bring mine in but I'm using it too much right now - blundar)
 
*Convert some computer power supplies into +5 / +12v power supplies.  Mount under bench to avoid clutter.
 
  
=== Electronic components ===
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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.
  
*There is a fairly large selection of wire underneath the desk ranging from about 10 AWG to 24 AWG.
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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.
  
*add me!!!
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===Consumable Supplies===
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=== Consumable Supplies ===
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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:
  
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)
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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)
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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
  
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===Broken Items===
  
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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 09:44, 1 July 2021

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

Broken Items

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