Really enjoyed giving this and being given the opportunity to give a talk at KiCon in Chicago this year. What an honor.
Here you can find a PDF copy of the presentation I gave at KiCon 2019 helping designers understand important details that every assembler needs to know in order to make your assembly correctly.
Silkscreen has long been used on circuit boards to guide the assembler to know what components go where, as well as to show users details about the board such as where power and IO pins can be found. It’s a small detail that is all too often considered less important than other details of a circuit board design, but it really shouldn’t be.
When I’m not brewing beer, I’m manufacturing circuit boards for a living. A lot of what I do every day revolves around how to handle projects that have design flaws. Most everything we build is very well designed, but because we introduce so many new designs to our process every single day, I spent a […]
So about that Experiment #4…. Something went dreadfully wrong. Imagine taking a band-aide off your sweaty arm, putting it in a microwave until it gets nice and crispy on the edges, and then chewing on this while drinking a nice glass of water with a few too many pellets of hops dropped into it. Yeah, […]
Whenever it comes time that you want to build a DIY product, you really must understand the bill of materials first. For the iSpindel, it just was not very straight forward. There’s nobody really explaining what everything is and how it’s all used. The documentation for this just doesn’t make it all very clear. So […]
When it comes to tasting beer, entirely too much emphasis is placed on the variety of hops used in the brew and in what volume those hops were used. About 5 years ago I had my very first Tree House Brewing Company beers. It was a Haze and I had never tasted anything like it. […]
It’s been said that the cold side of making beer is the most important aspect of homebrewing. That means that keeping a close eye on the fermentation process could have a significant impact on the quality of your beer. Traditional methods of monitoring your fermentation usually only involve the appearance of the beer, if fermenting […]