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Early in my consultancy, I was eager to please. First clients aren't easy to find! But this particular client was working on a new microcontroller implementation of an existing product. It started as a simple way to control the system, but as opportunities for project improvements came up everything became something that should be added. Some of the extra features were: The ability to log system diagnostic data The ability to log user input data The ability to support USB communication to get ...
This is James (Laen) Neal, owner and operator of OSH Park, home of the purple boards. OSH Park makes prototype quantity printed circuit boards, targeted for inventors and makers and at-home engineers who don't want to etch themselves but want to have a commercial quality board for about the same price. (Full disclosure: my first order from OSH Park, or the PDX PCB batch order as it was called then, was in January of 2012. Laen keeps all of his emails and we went back in time to find my order n ...