Here’s a video of a class that Jim Williams gave awhile back on how to make printed circuit boards at Workshop 88.
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This is another breadboard setup to test a component – in this case an LCD display.
This was another submission by Workshop 88 member Jim Williams to the What’s on Your Breadboard series. (Seems like Jim has an awful lot of breadboards.)
Workshop 88 was gifted a large set of these LEDs in a green plastic dome. Jim posted a photo of a breadboard he set up to get the LEDs to go around in a circular pattern. Thanks, Jim!
Two of the questions we often get at Workshop 88 are: “How many people show up to your public meeetings?” and “What usually goes on at your public meetings?”
If you’ve been wondering the same things about Workshop 88, take a look at what was going on during our last meeting:
If you’ve never been to Workshop 88 before, the video gives a sense of how the makerspace is laid out. We have four areas from front to back: meeting room, wood/metal shop, electronics/rapid prototype lab, and multimedia room. All the rooms get a lot of use; it just happened that when the video was shot there were not many people in the back rooms.
Come out some night and make something with us!
Workshop 88 member Doug Bradbury showed off a simple “stoplight LED” project that he had on a breadboard as a leftover project for work done for a client. Thanks, Doug!
What’s on your breadboard?
Workshop 88 member Jim Williams shared these breadboard photos for our “What’s on Your Breadboard series
This board had a electret microphone with preamp on it, for use in an arduino class that we ran. As you can see, he eventually put the circuit onto a PCB.
The second breadboard shows that sometimes a breadboard is just a convenient way to connect one sensor to an arduino. In this case, it was an ultrasonic rangefinder that Jim wanted to test with the arduino. He reported that it worked well.
“The camera is too new to hack, so I made a holder out of 1/8” plywood for an RC servo that would slip onto the camera body and could be held in position with a couple of thumbscrews. An Arduino micro controls the servo and handles the timing. The project is still in the breadboard stage. I’ll probably add an LCD and either an encoder or joystick switch so that I can change the time interval when I’m on the road.”
Thanks, Lew! What’s on your breadboard?
Workshop 88 member Jim Williams shared a few of his breadboards with us for our WOYB feature. Here’s one:
He says: “This is the proto for a Tiny85 “bling board”, trying to run as much stuff as possible on a Tiny85. It will be the opening demo for the Tiny85 class (which will actually happen Real Soon Now).”
Stay tuned for details on that class!