SMTtimer

SMTtimer

This is what happens when you let an engineer overcomplicate a problem.  We wanted to give students 5 minutes per step during soldering class.  So?  We made a 5 minute digital timer.  Push the button.  The LED slowly blinks, getting faster and faster, until at 5 minutes, it’s nearly solid.

We no longer have kits, but do have some pre-assembled with battery.

SMTtimer Assembled $5ea/w battery:

CR1221 Batteries $2/5:

By Charley Jones, PMP
Aka Dataman 8/2012

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Blinky Surface Mount 


SMTblinkyBall

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We miniaturized some some of the basic circuitry of SMTcylon and came up with BlinkyBall.  Just 14mm square.  It’s a motion activated ball, multi color, with 4 integrated programs: short, medium, long, and sleep. Drives cates nuts!

BlinkyBall is just 5$ as a kit, or 7$ assembled.  Each comes with a battery.  Spare batteries are CR1221 and available at your local drug store, or here 5/2$.  Due to current TSA rules, batteries must be shipped by ground.

SMTblinkyBall Kit $5ea/w battery:

SMTblinkyBall Assembled $7ea/w battery:

CR1221 Batteries $2/5:

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Blinky Surface Mount 


SMTlightboard

SMTLightBoard
A bright package, in a tiny but expandable footprint. I had a request to design an expandable LED light strip, and this is the result.  SMTLightBoards can be strung together in series to make much larger arrays.

Light Board takes a standard 9v Battery, not included.

SMTlightBoard Kit $5ea/no battery:

SMTlightBoard Assembled $7ea/no battery:

SMTLightBoardsdesigned by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman for SMTBoards.Com
7/2010

SMTlightBoard Build Instructions

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Blinky Surface Mount 


SMTblinky

SMTBlinky

While working on the SMTTester,
I realized that a tiny blinky led would be really cool.
Turns out the cheapest way to make an SMTBlinky,
Was to use a conventional blinking LED.

SMTblinky Kit $5ea/w battery:

SMTblinky Assembled $7ea/w battery:

CR1221 Batteries $2/5:

 

SMTBlinky designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
4/2011

SMTblinky Build Instructions

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Blinky Surface Mount 


SMTtester

SMTTester

While designing SMTBoards.Com, I needed to test SMT LEDs. My solution is the SMTTester, able to test 1210, 0805, and 0603 SMT LEDs. I added the cabability to easily change out the resistor and test standard LEDs as well.

SMTtester Kit $5ea/w battery:

SMTtester Assembled $7ea/w battery:

CR1221 Batteries $2/5:

SMTTester designed by Charley Jones, PMP

aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
3/2011

SMTtester Build Instructions

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Surface Mount Tools 


SMTtiny13isp

SMTTiny13ISP-19

While designing SMTBoards.Com, I decided that all CPUs would be preprogrammed in my kits. To do this, I needed some way of programming SMT CPUs, without soldering them in first. My solution is the SMTTiny13ISP, it adds a very temporary ISP port to a Tiny13, Allowing a left handed program upload. (As we shall see.)

Tiny13isp requires an Atmel programmer, like the USB Tiny, not included.

SMTtiny13isp Kit $5ea:

SMTtiny13isp Assembled $7ea:

SMTTiny13ISP designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
3/2010

SMTtiny13ISP Build Instructions

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Surface Mount Through Hole Tools 


SMTcylon

SMTCylon

SMTcylon is based on prior work performed by Dale Wheat under the product name tinyCylon.  Mr. Wheat released tinyCylon as Open Source, and hence I chose to produce this project in an SMT Version.
Original information on this kit can be found at: http://dalewheat.com/tinycylon/

SMTcylon Kit $5/w battery:

SMTcylon Assembled $7/w battery:

CR1221 Batteries $2/5:

SMTCylon designed by Charley Jones, PMP
aka Dataman
For SMTBoards.Com
3/2010

SMTcylon Build Instructions

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Blinky Surface Mount