What is Bitcoin Stuff All About?

What is Bitcoin Stuff All About?

Everywhere you turn, it seems there is a mention of crypto currency, or the most renowned of them, Bitcoin.  Elon Musk joked that he was giving his mother crypto currency on Saturday Night Live, investors are debating if this new form of currency is going to last, and...
What Does Robotics Look Like in 2022?

What Does Robotics Look Like in 2022?

Growing up we all had ideas of what the future would look like.  The Jetsons got it right with the video calls but missed the mark with flying cars. Also Roomba’s aren’t quite the robotic maid we saw with Rosie that we all want (and need).  Another childhood favorite...
That’s what friends are for.

That’s what friends are for.

This diptrace schematic is a minimal circuit using the TPS62056DGS voltage regulator. It also depicts a momentary pushbutton switch as a holdover from the previous revision. Beau Schwabe, IC layout engineer and member of our local Ohm Space, revised a circuit he...
A uA saved is really hard earned…

A uA saved is really hard earned…

Today I populated another regulator PCB, leaving out the components that won’t be in the final design. The standby current at 6v input level is now only 1uA! My latest estimate of the quiescent current of the toggling/control system is ~50uA. I’ll refine...
The Pan Tilt Zoom Story

The Pan Tilt Zoom Story

Several years ago, I started a live video stream of our church services over at Sherwood Baptist Church here in Oklahoma City. The problem I quickly encountered was that we didn’t have enough space in our auditorium to have multiple manned cameras. Thus began...