This week is Welcome Week at NYU. Over the next two years I will be pursuing a Master of Professional Studies from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and as part of the program I will be documenting my work here! This will include successes and failures, and ultimately the processes of iterating until getting something right. This section of my site is all about process. If you are interested in seeing polished final work head over to “Interactive” in the menu above!
Since receiving the PCBs and successfully soldering the board together I have been trying to rewrite code for the I2C port expander. This has been immensely difficult! The Inkplate Arduino Library makes considerable use of an “Mcp” class, which is written to work with the MCP23017 GPIO expander IC. These chips are quite difficult to […]
The boards arrived! Amazingly within an hour of one another. Based on the experience I think that JLCPCB is a better value. With shipping OSHPark was $55.50 for 3 boards. JLCPCB was $26.36 for 10 boards. Aside from a higher cost OSHPark also left sharp bits of tabs around the edges of the boards which […]
Over the last week I rerouted the traces in my PCB design. Following feedback during class that the auto-router feature in Eagle isn’t very smart I did manage to make some cleaner routing manually. As part of the process I went through each component and made sure they were placed a closely as possible to […]