Monthly Archives: February 2011

The finished CabinControl PCB

This is just a quick update to show the complete CabinControl PCB. I have started testing and so far everything looks to be working perfectly.

A lot of things are already working, but I decided to wait a few days and then make a new more extensive video showing all interfaces working.

A video showing some of the soldering process:

Complete board:

The ClapClap Switch

This is just a weekend project I decided to make just because I wanted to prove how easily it could be done. The idea of course came from Hollywood where all the rich people often seem to have installed clap switches.

As explained in the video, this is accomplished using two opamps, one as a comparator and one to amplify the electret microphone signals. There is also a cap in series and a resistor in parallel to ground in order to detect and hold the peaks. The comparator outputs a nice square wave which makes it heaps easier to process the signals in the microcontroller.

Anyway, if anyone has further question feel free to ask them and I will answer them in the comments field.

CabinControl PCBs has arrived!

Luckily PCBcart had my card made before the lunar new year, and I just got them today! I’m very excited about it, they turned out nicely. People are wondering how the PCBcart quality is, so here are a couple of pictures of the bare boards. I’ll start soldering components as soon as I have time.

Of course I will post pictures when the board is assembled completely.