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ColorFabb elastic filament

Today I received my latest order from Prusa, a TPU filament from ColorFabb along with some bronze inserts for 3D print assembly. Extremely fast shipment by DHL, the package arrived in only one day. Next days I will print some belts for a device that I have and will publish the results and my impressions. …

Multipurpose RF Proto Board v2.0

This is a general purpose PCB that I designed in KiCad as a helper board for my Manhattan-style mounted RF projects. A link to the first version is here, but the text is in romanian. The original idea came to me after getting tired of using perf boards and bread-boarding for my prototypes. I wanted …

101dB Attenuator design in Fusion360

A timelapse of Fusion360 design of the case of the 101dB attenuator project.

KiCad 7.0 – Footprint does not match copy in library

Another one in KiCad 7.0. I work on a project these days and I face all kind of weird stuff in KiCad 7.0. While running DRC in PCB editor, I ran into a „Footprint [whatever footprint] does not match copy in library [whatever library]” warning: This seems to be related whenever the 3D file is …

KiCad 7.0 – track has unconnected end

A lot of microscopic tracks that needed to be cleaned up in your KiCad PCB project might end up messing with your DRC report: You just need to select and delete the culprit, then DRC gets cleared: Hope this helps. Greetings !

Fresh breath of life for this website

Greetings ! I completely neglected this website for a considerable amount of time. Simply I didn’t have either time or desire to write anything here. With this coming spring in 2023, with all this war and madness around us, I dug out my older passions, let them see the light again, made more time for …

Mini N connector – timelapse in Fusion360

I needed this 3D design for a mini N connector that I have in my shack but I was unable to find any 3d file (.STEP etc) online. The connectors are used for my 101dB attenuator project. Enjoy ! Greetings.

Project status – 3D printed antenna rotator (16/09/2021)

My 3D printed antenna rotator project for ham radio satellites. Status 09/16/2021

Project status – 3D printed antenna rotator (12/09/2021)

This is a short video about the progress of my 3D printed antenna rotator. Unfortunately only in romanian for now, but captions will be created soon.

Kicad & Autodesk Fusion 360

I published on YouTube a video about how to export ecad files in KiCad and import them in Autodesk Fusion 360 to create nice electromechanical assemblies. Captions in english.