E-Labs Inside section (February 2012)
Leading down to zero OhmSomehow it was decided we should stage a Soldering Contest at ElektorLive! event on November 26th of last year. My colleague Jan Visser was supposed to be in charge of the competition and was asked to come up with a fair & solid contest. His proposal was a skill test consisting of soldering 13 zero-ohm resistors onto a Universal Prototyping Board size 1 (UPBS-1/Elex). The many faces of ElektorA photo impression of the EkektorLive! Event held on 26 November 2011. chipKIT Max32 homework, the right solution to the wrong problemAt the ElektorLive! 2011 event (Evoluon, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, November 26th 2011) two sessions were organised of a ‘getting started’ workshop to inform participants about DesignSpark PCB, the PIC32 and the chipKIT Max32 board. This was obviously within the context of the DesignSpark chipKIT Challenge organised jointly by Elektor, Circuit Cellar and RS Components. Ian Bromley from RS Components kindly presented DesignSpark PCB, Microchip’s Jeroen Hobbelmans introduced the PIC32 processor and I talked about the chipKIT Max32 board the contestants are required to use.