futz f&ts v.i. To tinker experimentally; to change something just to see what it does

On a recent China order I bought five 16F72 PIC microcontrollers in 16-SOIC for very cheap, thinking I could find some use for them. They sat in a box for a long time. Lately I've finally got somewhat caught up with work and have a little time for electronics tinkering again, so I decided to wire on...

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I got my PC boards from OSH Park. The top boards are just some SOT23 breakouts to make breadboarding easier. Soldering wire legs onto SOT23s is a little difficult, and they don't hold up well to plugging and unplugging.

The bottom boards are my PIC10F322 general purpose board. OSH Park shorted me...

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I'm posting some code here for Drizza on YouTube. Much of the original page text was lost, but I have the images and some text. So here's what I have.

I built the circuit on a dipmicro electronics PB1 proto board. Excellent little boards for building small one-off projects.

In these images I'm...

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So I wanted to buy a Macetech ChronoDot but they were constantly out of stock. So I drew up something similar and had some boards made. They work great.

Mine uses a CR2032 cell rather than the smaller CR1632 that the ChronoDot uses. I use the bigger cell because I get my battery holders off old...

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I got tired of building the Myke Predko 2-Wire LCD circuit over and over and/or having one breadboard always used up so I'd have one handy. So I designed a PC board with the circuit on it. And, since I had tons of extra space under the LCD I added a Maxim DS3234 RTC and a battery holder under ther...

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