New video! If you want to experiment with analogue electronics, at some point you have to move off the breadboard. A breadboard is useful, but has a high capacitance between net ties that can wreak havoc at high frequencies. This week in The Factory we’re test-driving our SMT Protoboard (now in gold!).
• High-Frequency Protoboard:
We built a +20dB amplifier that works on the protoboard at 2.4MHz. The exact same circuit can only work up to about 400kHz on a breadboard!
The circuit is a bit contrived because we had a 12MHz gain-bandwidth amp (TL971) to test with.
• GlowBit - Now in black!
We’ve been going back and forth with the WS2812Bv5 manufacturer and we’re happy to announce that our GlowBit matrices will be available with black LEDs - nice!