Saturday, February 25, 2012


I got my first order in from BatchPCB, and I have to say that I am very pleased with the quality. The price is hard to beat, and as long as you don't need your board ASAP then I highly recommend them. I don't know if they were trying to sucker me in to doing more business from them, but they gave me two copies of my Logic Level Shifter board that I designed for the price of one. And I have to say that my design worked out great, each board has 12 logic level shifter circuits that are breadboard compatible, and you can break them away or leave a row of them connected and they will fit perfectly on a breadboard. I have a lot of chips that work on different TTL logic levels that I need to communicate with a 5V or 3.3V microcontroller or FPGA, so these little circuits are very useful for me.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Dropbox Special Forum Build

For those that haven't heard, Dropbox is a great utility for synchronizing data between multiple computers and portable devices while giving you basic version control, file hosting, and collaborative group folders capabilities. It's my cloud storage of choice for it's ease of use, cross-platform capabilities, and streamlined interface that blends right into your OS.

Anyways I came across an article that pointed me to this forum post: Dropbox forum

Essentially, it says that if you are willing to partake in an experiment you can get up to 5GB of storage free as opposed to the standard 2GB free.