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While troubleshooting some problems with my LED Mapper web tool, I've added what I feel are some pretty useful new features.
Common problems with layout inputs are now reported, like non-zero start index, non-continuous sequences & duplicate indices.
You can now view numbers and/or dots in the preview & you can choose between index, X, Y, angle or radius, which can help visualize the map.
Try it here & let me know if you have any suggestions:

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Everybody, meet Karma, my new colorful companion bot designed with @Jorvon_Moss. She (she's definitely a girl, because Karma's a bitch) sits on my shoulders and respond to faces and to touch. One ear lights blue, depending on which side of midline she sees the closest face. Her head moves to track it too, though that part needs work. There is a small ($10!) "person" sensor in her head that locates face bounding boxes, plus a capacitive touch sensor that changes animation patterns when petted.

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My wife and I went on a date to Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum last weekend. It was actually very well done for Kansas City. Lots of LEDs and lasers:

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Do you need some GC10 Solder Paste? (GC10SAC305T4) EMail for details.

This is the same product that is currently out of stock on Digikey and listed for $173.51 a unit.

This paste comes in a tube and can be used with a standard caulking gun from your local hardware store.

The current batch has a made-date of August 16, 2023.

US Only - 1 for $170 Free Shipping - 2 for $300 Free Shipping

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I have some thoughts on the PAM8301 Datasheet.
Check out the latest episode of #DatasheetDigest.

Datasheet Digest: Ep 002 - PAM8301 Audio Amplifier Datasheet - Cyber City Circuits

I know it's still rather a lot out there in the world and boy it feels like it has been that way forever now.

It's been years of unrelenting stress and it's OK if you feel the weight of it all; that's only natural.

You're not alone. We're all in this together.

It's 10:28PM Eastern and I'm glad you're alive.

I'm proud of you for making it this far.

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This surprisingly simple 3D print design by @settinger is SO clever!!! His post is here: and contains a link to the printable files.

@joeycastillo that's a hard decision to make; I've had several really fun and cool projects that are absolutely not going to be products I make any money on.

@jasoncoon She knows the game she is playing and she is not interested in losing.

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You know what's easier than building a pogo jig with proto board? Just buying one of these handy clips from @adafruit. 😁
Works great for boards with header pins like this #Pixelblaze Pico by @wizard. A jig is still useful for boards with pads like the Fibonacci64 HDR.

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It's 9:08 AM Eastern and I'm glad you are alive.

Thank you for being here with me.

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"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field."
-- Niels Bohr

@jasoncoon that's far more legible; I may have to do that for mine.

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A while back I made a label sheet for my iFixit Mako driver kit, since the labels molded into the foam are super hard to read.
Downloaded the PDF, converted to SVG using @inkscape, cut & etched out of card stock with my laser.
I got asked to make one for the Minnow and Manta kits, so I've added the SVG files here:

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The recent flurry of sewing projects has come full circle. It started with a crossbody bag that looked like an addressable LED (
Today I sewed a zippered tote bag (no electronics, but still cute) that looks like a standard LED. I think it's all out of my system now. Maybe.
#sewingproject #sewing #makersgonnamake

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