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Cut and Jump Instructions October 04 2013

For the Kickstarter backers who opted to do the cut and jump on their own, I've taken some high resolution photos of the process to aid you.   The cut is easiest to do before you start soldering components to the PCB.  Simply cut the trace on the top side of the PCB that is immediately above pin 8 of the 555 timer (shown below).     The jump is...

Don't trust eBay LED "datasheets" September 15 2013

  I will admit that this was 50% my fault and 50% the sellers fault.  In trying to lay the board out in parallel with waiting for these LEDs to arrive, I sent for a prototype PCB before the LEDs arrived.  I just assumed the LEDs I was going to receive would use the pinout that the seller's listing showed (left).  My guess is that the seller switched manufacturers he...

Hello, Store September 04 2013

The Switchmode Design Inc store is finally live!  After a successful Kickstarter campaign, I'm working as hard as I can to make the transition into e-commerce and this store is the first step.   The beauty of Kickstarter is getting all of the exposure of potential backers to your brand new idea, however, what's the plan after the Kickstarter campaign ends?  At what point do you make the transition from...
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