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Simon Ludborzs
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Hacking my Hakko
Hakko 936 LED Mod So I've come home once again, to find, yet again, that after tinkering with some new toys I've left my soldering iron on ALL DAY yet again... And this time I'm taking care of business!  (I'll talk about the toys later). Shown above is my t...

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Hakko 936 On LED mod

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ESP8266-01 Programming Jig
 Getting Jiggy With it So, about three years ago(!) I rigged up a controller for my roller doors, and my daughter mentioned that it would be cool if I could open them using my phone.  My initial thoughts were to use a Bluetooth to serial adaptor and just us...

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Hanging out for part 3. Soooo good!

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Sharing the Love
Share Alike Today I was asked if I could share my soldering iron hack PCB. So I did! Enter Circuit Maker Originally I spun my design in Altium, which isn't open source or easy to share. However, Altium now have a free, community based programme called Circu...

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A Simple Plan
Exploring New Stuff A Simple Current Shunt Amplifier A while ago, I took advantage of a free PCB offer to  knock up a quick project , which is still 90% finished.  Or more correctly, not finished. This was a chance to do some things I'd not done before, inc...

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Alarm Fob Replacement
I Hate Being Ripped Off My home alarm remote control had seen better days.  After more than six years of abuse, the case wa finally cactus, as can be seen below.  My wife's fob was in better shape but it's days were also numbered. I thought I'd just be able...

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Circuit Maker - Open Beta
Circuit Maker Open Beta On the 16th of May Altium released Beta 1.04 of Circuit Maker, and opened the beta testing to all.   You bet I was keen to try it! Second First Impressions Earlier I blogged about my experience with the closed beta, and I wanted to s...

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Circuit Maker Beta Testing
Circuit Maker Beta Testing WooHoo! I was recently contacted by Altium to find out that I was invited to join the Closed Beta for Circuit Maker.  Initially, I had to agree to an Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and thus couldn't discuss my impressions of it wi...
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