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

I designed a PC board in Eagle for the Silicon Labs CP2101 USB-to-UART Serial Converter chip. These are awesome little ICs. Very simple to use. Had the boards made at DorkbotPDX, and as usual they came out pretty good.

(NOTE: This chip has been discontinued. I built a board for their newer CP210...

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So I drew up a board for the Silicon Labs CP2102 chip and made all the improvements I wished I had done on the CP2101 board. Great little ICs. I drew the board much more compact this time and left off the unnecessary extra pads. Once again I had the boards made at DorkbotPDX and as usual they came...

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I designed a simple PC board for the Microchip MCP2200 in Eagle and had some boards made at DorkbotPDX. They turned out really nice. This chip is a preprogrammed version of Microchip's PIC18F14K50. As well as being a good serial converter, it also has eight GPIO pins.

The board is definitely lar...

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