We have had a number of requests for board files, but never felt comfortable releasing them because the KiCAD libraries they are based on were rather messy.
It is likely the old projects will never be released in full open format simply because we don’t think the board files would make any sense to anyone else.
To solve this issue, we have started new KiCAD libraries with some standardization on how things are named.
They will be updated to match the latest project that is released.
Essentially there are two classes of parts through hole (TH) and surface mount (SMD). There are two flavors of parts standard footprints (SOIC8, 0603 things like that), and not standard.
Therefore there are 4 libraries. If a part isn’t known to be standard it will go in the non-standard library. Most parts will have a default package for PCB-CV, other packages may exist but you are advised to check the pinout if you don’t use the default package
The non-standard part naming convention is:
Although there haven’t been a lot of recent posts the spam bots are equally happy to crush all the old ones… This made the ratio of spam to real comments explode as of late.
Since everything still is manually moderated, this creates work. To help the situation comments have been closed on all the old posts. If you need to talk about one of them be sure to write using the contact form!
There are things cooking, but I’m not ready to talk about them yet. Stay tuned, it shouldn’t be more than a few weeks before I can give more details.
Yep I’m still here. Quite busy but still working on PCBs and designs as time permits. Just as a short update to wet anyone’s appetite, I got 60 PCBs in the mail yesterday with a few designs among them. In my disarray parts to complete some of them are not on hand this weekend but they will be by next weekend… Stay tuned!
This is going to be an interesting year for teho Labs.
For those who don’t know teho Labs is currently a one man operation. As a result my free time and how much can be done for teho Labs are intimately linked.
This is going to be a very busy year for me (I am finishing my PhD), to help with my overhead I am going to stop free Fridays for at least the time being.
All of the designs that are available for sale will remain available and as time permits new ones will be added. The same goes for projects such as openHiFi and tehoLogistics.
We have added a Google+ page for teho Labs.
Add the page as we will probably start giving away items via Google+ sometime soon like here on the blog though it is yet to be decided exactly how.
We also have added some Google+ integration to blog posts. Hopefully the API will be able to integrate with wordpress soon.
Also on the note of Google+ teho Labs currently does not have an icon. Teho means power in Finnish and is the root of efficiency and efficiency as well (as far as I can tell I don’t speak Finnish). If you have an idea for an icon or better still can draw an icon that represents efficiency it would be most helpful.