Check it out! I make PCBs all the time and to be honest i dont want to spend money on stencils or wait for them to come in. So i decided why not try and make my own. I own a ShapeOko 2 and some other tools so it shouldnt be too hard.
Now just because i have a CNC machine doesnt mean you couldnt do this without one. I havent tried it but it should work with a Drill Press, just manually :)
I have no time to explain it all to be honest been busy but ill make time this weekend to edit this post with actual steps.
Tools i used:
1. CNC Machine
2. 1mm Drill Bit
3. Double sided tape (Cheap Dollar store kind (image below))
Here are some images…
Hey guys, sorry i have been MIA lately. Have a big job to do and like to have a Clear mind and space when i work. I wanted to inform everyone i have some cool project ideas and will be posting them pretty soon. (After the job)
Also i want to remind people if you have any request email me… AtomSoft@gmail.com
Ok this is AtomInvoice for tindie sellers. Allows you to load a order and create a invoice in seconds. Im already working on Version 2 which will be way more awesome!
The basics is you edit the JPG image included and the config.txt to suite your needs then load the app. When ready you enter the ORDER number and press GET… The invoice will be automatically generated on the left and you can print it using the Print button.
Thats pretty simple for a V1 and helped me understand a lot. As a note there is no JSON parser used. This is all custom parsing code. No external libs or crap to install.
Okay so i decided to go ahead and show my crazy but useful and actually unorganized organization skills :) Here is how everything looks untouched. (when i say everything, i mean the parts i sell or use to make PCBs to sell, no where near EVERYTHING)
Lets get into this now. All blue/clear bins except 3 are 6 3/8″ x 5″ x 2 3/4″. Small when you think about it but what they hold will amaze you. Larger Blue/Clear bins are about the same Height/Width but double the length.
Inside the bins are a wealth of parts. Ill show a image and name it. I wont name each part because this isn’t inventory just a glimpse of my world.
Wire Connectors – Everything i use for creating custom wiring to test/build/program
Inductors – Just that :)
Capacitors 2 = Barely used and mostly Aluminum SMT caps.
IC’s – Used Regularly (Charge IC, USB2UART IC etc)
Capacitors – All regularly used caps 100nf , 1uf, 10nf, 20pf etc
MCUs – so many, ARM, AVR, CPLD, FPGA, PIC, SOC etc…
LEDs – Normal indication to IR transmitters and receivers.
Oscillators and Resonators – from 32khz to 48MHz
OSH PCBs – Just about all the stuff i sell… minus some new pcbs :)
PCBs are all unsoldered. Using this system allows me to cancel out a PCB and not have wasted parts. Saves me tons of money and having to order parts a lot.
Resistors – just about any value here… (Not really but close enough lol)
Wifi and RF – NRF24L01 to ESP8266
Connectors – From Battery (lipo/coin) to USB & Probe connectors (A LOT)
Headers – Female and Male Single In Line style (more coming this week)
Headers – Right Angle Single in Line, Double row male/female , small pitch etc…
Unused header bits.. all types!
As you can see i have a ton of parts to sift through and surprisingly this is a organized system and i can find any part in a matter of seconds.
I would love to hear your thoughts on how i have this set up and any questions you may have :
I wish i had enough free time to empty bins and draws to show all the sweet stuff but the day has only 24 hours :) Thanks!