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HB100 preamplifier board + order

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DL101 02/15/2017 at 00:397 Comments

The HB100 preamplifier board is finished and files have been uploaded.
The boards have been ordered along with the radar modules.

Discussions

Ianmcmill wrote 02/17/2017 at 17:30 point

Where did you order them? 

I already ordered the doppler radars, too.

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DL101 wrote 02/17/2017 at 19:41 point

I ordered the pcb-s from elecrow, for 10x boards its about 10$.
Radars ordered as well.
Are you trying to build this contraption as well?

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Ianmcmill wrote 02/18/2017 at 10:40 point

Yes. This thing is way too cool not to be build. I, however, do not know anything about RF/Radar whatsoever but I can follow some build instructions or even pictures that show the process. Well most of the time :)

I have build some other stuff, of which I had no idea in the first place. See my Frankenstein Laser Engraver or Filament Factory. I like to do stuff beyond my skillset.

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Ianmcmill wrote 02/18/2017 at 10:52 point

Oh and I just recalled that I have a Cyclone PCB CNC in my cellar. Need to reactivate it as I have salvaged some parts of it for other projects. But this project could be the first real test for the machine.

https://github.com/CarlosGS/Cyclone-PCB-Factory

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DL101 wrote 02/18/2017 at 12:15 point

Nice!
Do you know how to write firmware for the PIC?
I'll be using a PIC18F4550 as the main mcu for now.

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Ianmcmill wrote 02/18/2017 at 15:15 point

No I don't know how to write firmware for PIC. I have never touched a PIC before. From a short google search I learned that I need a PIC programmer. 

All I did so far was very rudimentary Arduino programming.

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DL101 wrote 02/18/2017 at 17:02 point

Oh, ok.
I don't know how long will it take me to completely finish this, but once I do you would need to get either an universal IC programmer or a pickit programmer.

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