Cart Micro IEC boards arrived

Cart Micro IEC boards arrived

Yesterday I picked up the boards for the new version of the GCart Micro IEC. As always high quality from elecrow.com in China. The white board is for another project with a bit higher priority. New LED drivers for spotlights in the roof of the media room. More on that...
My Altium Setup

My Altium Setup

This blog post is about my set-up of allium layers and colors. I have made some changes to the default colors to suite the way I am was used to since working with HP-EGS and Supermax EDA. My principle is to use darker earth colors for signal and plane layers. The...
Cart Micro IEC 2.1

Cart Micro IEC 2.1

The Cart Micro IEC has also gotten a few tweaks. Connectors I have changed to a thruhole directly soldered DIN male connector. The previous versions has connected the DIN male part with thin wires. A bit tight as can be seen because of the 1.5mm pins. Especially for...
Cart Jr II, New LEDs

Cart Jr II, New LEDs

On way to lower cost is to use as much automation as possible. To simply remove the hands needed for assembly. Since thruhole mounted LEDs would also need JIGs to secure correct alignment and distance that cost is also removed. NEW LEDs So. I finally found a good SMD...
Panel Design

Panel Design

I got a few questions around the strange look of the board. Why did I do that? I mentioned it briefly in A looow cost expansion. Low Cost PCB I usually minimum do 4 layer boards. That way I can have a complete ground plane and a complete power plane. It simplifies...