Flashing the TS80P with IronOS and Soldering up a RaspberryPi Pico W

Decided to upgrade my soldering iron to a TS80P. As always we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic

How much can you make from a "successful" YouTube Video?

We’ve got a smash hit video on the channel - 1.8 million views - I thought it might be fun/interesting to run through some stats.

Free Lithium Batteries - Would you use them?

As always we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic. This time we’re looking at some free batteries I picked up off the street. @bigclivedotcom seems to have collected a lot of these, I’ve only found two so far. I’m feeling quite deprived.

MakerCast Episode 41

Maker Cast is a monthly stream that wanders from maker channel to maker channel, where makers share their latest projects. We always try to have some new people on, that can talk about what they’re doing as well. 🎞 Previous episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFiWioGT30rUg7SxPJAz0L-hste5-Rl8U 🐦 Maker Cast Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMakerCast 📧 Newsletter for when MakerCast goes live: https://tinyletter.com/makercast Find the host on Twitter: @MrBananas This month’s guests are:

Jumbo Seven Segment Display

As always we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic. I’ve finally got the modular seven-segment display working. It’s been quite a journey (with a few mistakes along the way!).

Connect to an atomic clock with just two lines of code...

As always we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic. I’ve got some PCBs manufactured for the next video so don’t forget to subscribe.

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Quick video - Messed up my PCBs so I thought I'd just test out the MHP30

Completely messed up the designs of the PCBs - there’ll be a video shortly to explain what I did wrong. So I thought I’d try out the MHP30 to get a bit of practice in.

Hitting escape on my wireless keyboard battery addiction

As always we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic - I’m waiting on some components so I can solder up the latest set of boards so I thought we’d do a bit of a hack on my old wireless keyboard.

Forget SSH and vim, Use VSCode to Remote Develop on the Raspberry Pi

Remote development on the Raspberry Pi with VSCode. As usual, we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic.

Bootlace Crimping - What?, Why?, How?

Just a quick video - I’m slowly building up my collection of tools - I’ve now added a bootlace crimper. This is for crimping Bootlace Ferrules (as you might have guessed from the name…). Thee are sometimes referred to as Cord End Ferrules.

Princess Leia Hologram

Some silliness to keep you all entertained. You can see the full video of how this works here: https://youtu.be/bT716nyK0AY

Completely BONKERS Spinning LED Hologram Fan - Watch out for your fingers!

As always we’re sponsors by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic. I saw a demo of this mad contraption, and I just had to buy one - it’s a spinning LED fan. It’s completely mad.

Supersize Seven Segment Clock

The PCBs came through from https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic a couple of weeks ago and I’ve finished (are they ever really finished?) the project!

Watch me mess up some soldering and take a look at the Andonstar AD409 microscope

I’m trying out the AD409 microscope from Andonstar (https://amzn.to/3McqKtl or https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AtThvb). This is a great bit of kit with a nice big screen so you can really see what you are doing.

#Shorts - Wordle solving robot

We’ve made a wordle solving robot! Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/_QHz_5pqPuo

Couldn't resist it: "And here's where I keep assorted lengths of wire..."

Everyone seemed to like the picture of my organised wires, so why not do a video as well :)

The PCBs are in production - what have I messed up?

I finally got the PCBs into production with https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic - it’s Chinese New Year, so we’ve got a bit of time to sit back and reflect on what I’ve messed up in the design.

KiCad Tutorial - Custom Symbol, Footprint and 3D Model

Adding a custom footprint and symbol to KiCad is surprisingly straightforward. As always we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic

5v to 120v DC Boost - only one chip was fried in this experiment…

I saw these LED filaments on Big Clive’s channel and wanted to do a project with them. As always we’re sponsored by https://www.PCBWay.com/?from=atomic

PROSTER BM4070 Digital LCR Tester - quick look

After the DIY LEDs project, I thought it was time to invest in a proper LCR meter - so I got myself a cheap and cheerful one from Aliexpress.