20230910 Fishing with ChatGPT

20230910 Fishing with ChatGPT

There is one issue which has been with me since I started designing lighting systems decades ago. I. Cannot. Find. ANYONE. Seriously, for more than three decades, I could not find the correct person or Engineer to converse and/or pick each other’s brains. But if I do, they do fall into a few general categories: […]

20230716 Razor Crest Main Board v04B part 2

20230716 Razor Crest Main Board v04B part 2

Today, being Sunday and all, I had the chance to solder the version 4B PCB which came from JLCPCB a few days ago. This time, it has a black finishing, which was the original design spec. This is so that excess lights from the 4 warm white LEDs will not be unintentionally reflected nor make […]

20230716 Replacing The Capacitor

20230716 Replacing The Capacitor

My programmer is on the mend and just like last time, it was giving inconsistent feedback. The programming steps would start with me erasing the data on the microcontroller, check to verify it is really blank before I can program it. The errors crops up when:One, I was verifying if the chip has been erased […]

20230714 PICkit 5 is here!

20230714 PICkit 5 is here!

Well, well. How time flies! More than two decades ago, I was using a PicStart Plus programmer for the PIC microcontrollers. Very quickly, the model was considered as a matured product a decade later. Last year, I was trying to save (unsuccessfully) up for their most current programmer PICkit 4. And just a few days […]

20230713 Razor Crest Main Board v04B part 1

20230713 Razor Crest Main Board v04B part 1

I wanted to call it Version 5 but then, the text was v04B. This board has just a few minor modifications and function-wise, it is the same. Still, I went ahead with this version. THE CHANGES First of all, the board was manufactured in Black, which was the original colour. It came in default green […]