The test equipment troll, are you buying the right equipment?

Everyone was the noob at some point; I get it, it’s easy to get hung up on the blinking lights and things with screens but shelf it! You don’t need the $4,000 Agilent or Tektronix scope… though don’t get me wrong it’s on my wishlist too.  I bite my lip on the message boards when…

TYMKRS Rotary Encoder + TAUTIC 20 Pin Dev Board PIC Test/Code

I got an order from Tindie last night. I had issues with my DIY stepper based rotary encoder so when I saw TYMKRS “Turn Me v1” kit I had no hesitation parting with $10. It seemed to only come with Arduino sample code so I wrote my own code. My code is written in assembly…

Programmable Load Circuit Update

My unfortunate failure Friday lead me to banish the project to the “maybe-I’ll-work-on-this-later” pile. I decided to give it another look this morning. I figured I did it to myself when I decided to trust a random schematic found online instead of engineering my own, right? So I designed my own circuit, not that it’s…

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