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 In addition we also have Youtube Demo's listed for all of these different pieces of equipment found here:​[[https://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PLaHV-4SxpcHx4nsOkHsaOwHsnmBU3wZ4W|link]] ​ In addition we also have Youtube Demo's listed for all of these different pieces of equipment found here:​[[https://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PLaHV-4SxpcHx4nsOkHsaOwHsnmBU3wZ4W|link]] ​
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 +[[benchtop:​equipList|A full list of equipment is available here.]]
 ==== PCB Manufacturing ==== ==== PCB Manufacturing ====
  
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   * [[pcb-help_pm|The LPKF ProtoMat S103]] - a 2.5-dimensional plotter that drills and mills (cuts) PCB substrates, plastics, and soft metals   * [[pcb-help_pm|The LPKF ProtoMat S103]] - a 2.5-dimensional plotter that drills and mills (cuts) PCB substrates, plastics, and soft metals
   * [[pcb-help_pl|The LPKF ProtoLaser U4]] - a 20um-diameter laser to etch (selectively remove) a wide variety of film/​substrate pairings   * [[pcb-help_pl|The LPKF ProtoLaser U4]] - a 20um-diameter laser to etch (selectively remove) a wide variety of film/​substrate pairings
-  * [[pcb-help_ep|The LPKF Contac S4]] - a semi-automatic electroplater for via formation and other copper/tin plating needs+  * [[pcb-help_ep|The LPKF Contac S4]] - a semi-automatic ​galvanic ​electroplater for via formation and other copper/tin plating needs 
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 +We also can [[process_stencils|cut stencils]], and assemble boards with a [[process_reflowoven|reflow oven]]. We also have a few unsupported capabilities,​ including applying [[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​promask.pdf|soldermask]] and [[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​prolegend.pdf|silkscreen]],​ as well as a [[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​ProConduct_Specs.pdf|chemical-free electroplating]] process, but again, your mileage may vary with these. Head to our [[pcb-fab|PCB fabrication]] page for more details.
  
 The Hive provides double-sided copper on FR4 in 0.5 oz/ft^2 (18 um) and 1 oz/ft^2 (35 um) weights to our users at no cost, though many other substrates can be used.  The Hive provides double-sided copper on FR4 in 0.5 oz/ft^2 (18 um) and 1 oz/ft^2 (35 um) weights to our users at no cost, though many other substrates can be used. 
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 Our DRC file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1YITdTXkcW3ROWZprw-xxPsB8okc73yqF|DRC]]\\ Our DRC file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1YITdTXkcW3ROWZprw-xxPsB8okc73yqF|DRC]]\\
 Out CAM file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1WzzpPwXMDUg5DD4iUzenZINrzRG0kSn4|CAM]]\\ Out CAM file: [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1WzzpPwXMDUg5DD4iUzenZINrzRG0kSn4|CAM]]\\
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-=== Useful Links === 
  
   * No idea what a trace is? --> [[pcb-basics|What is a PCB?]]   * No idea what a trace is? --> [[pcb-basics|What is a PCB?]]
   * Designing your own PCB? --> [[pcb-design|PCB Design]]   * Designing your own PCB? --> [[pcb-design|PCB Design]]
   * Want to use the machines? --> [[pcb-training|PCB Training]]   * Want to use the machines? --> [[pcb-training|PCB Training]]
-  * Looking to schedule tool time? --> [[http://​www.sums.gatech.edu|Head to SUMS!]] +  * Looking to schedule tool time? --> [[http://​www.sums.gatech.edu|Head to SUMS!]] ​([[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​ETGfA3m7Q3tCmtG0XVgAHG0Bz3-84vabxqlTRuF5spUmQw?​e=q999Yt|What is SUMS?]]) 
-  * Processing capabilities ​and how-to'​s ​--> [[pcb-fab|PCB Fabrication]]+  * What can we do, and how to do it --> [[pcb-fab|PCB Fabrication]]
   * Help! And Other Questions --> [[pcb-help|Knowledge Base and FAQ]]   * Help! And Other Questions --> [[pcb-help|Knowledge Base and FAQ]]
-  * Take you fabrication to the next level! --> [[pcb-tips|PCB Fab Tips and Tricks]] 
-  * Official Standard Operating Procedures --> [[pcb-sops|SOPs]] 
  
 Questions? You can reach the PCB MPIs at [[hive-pcb@ece.gatech.edu]]. Questions? You can reach the PCB MPIs at [[hive-pcb@ece.gatech.edu]].
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-There'​s no such thing as a '​best'​ microcontroller. It all depends on what you want to do. Therefore, depending on your needs, one microcontroller might be more appropriate. For example, the fastest chips tend to use more power than the slowest ones. The boards with the most I/O pins are bigger (and usually cost more) than ones with fewer features. Below is a list of aspects to consider when choosing a microcontroller. +There'​s no such thing as a '​best'​ microcontroller. It all depends on what you want to do. Therefore, depending on your needs, one microcontroller might be more appropriate. For example, the fastest chips tend to use more power than the slowest ones. The boards with the most I/O pins are bigger (and usually cost more) than ones with fewer features. Below is a list of aspects to consider when choosing a microcontroller. ​For more informationclick [[selection-guide|Here]]
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-== Power Efficiency == +
-How much processing power do you require for the task? Will a single-core processor suffice, or do you need a dual-core?​ +
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-The Pi4B requires a 5V at 3A power supply. It can be supplied over USB-C or GPIO. If attached downstream USB devices consume less than 500mA, a 5V, 2.5A supply may be used. +
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-The Arduino requires 2.7-5.5 volts. +
- +
-== Hardware Interface == +
-USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio, video, or camera. Depending on the use, some microcontrollers provide ​more hardware interfaces than others. +
-The number of analogs and digital inputs should be taken into consideration. These are essentials and help interface with the outside world. Arduino provides 10 bits of resolution at the input/​output pinsi.e. 1024 different values. Arduino can be used to communicate with a computer, another Arduino board, or other microcontrollers. +
- +
-== Software Architecture == +
-Some microcontrollers are operable on multiple OSs, and others are not. If you need to scale, it is better to use the same software architecture to increase interoperability. +
-What is interoperability?​ +
-Interoperability is a characteristic of a product or system to work with other products or systems. +
-Arduino Pro Mini does not have a programmer. Therefore, it is best where the system is a permanent installation. In permanent applications,​ the board only needs to be programmed once, and that is all. In those cases, features provided like USB programmer, I/O connectors, and other supporting hardware are useless. +
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-== Processing Power == +
-The major questions here are: How much processing power do you require for the task, will a single-core processor suffice, or do you need a dual-core? Keep in mind that a multicore processor will be significantly faster but will consume a lot more energy. Therefore, you would want to consider if a multicore is necessary. +
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-== Security == +
-IoT is subject to various hacking attacks nowadays. In response, microcontroller makers are implementing layers of security such as cryptography and physical security. +
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-== Temperature Tolerance == +
-The environment where the microcontroller will be operating plays a significant role. +
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-== Cost == +
-This might not be relevant in the case of the Hive Markerspace assuming all microcontrollers are loaned for free. However, whenever designing an embedded system, you always think about its affordability. Who is your target audience? Considering your cost of production, do you think this is an affordable product for your general audience? A microcontroller’s price can be a significant portion of your production cost. +
  
-For more information about microcontroller selection criterias, click [[https://​components101.com/​microcontrollers|here]] 
  
 Items are available for checkout at the front desk. We do //not// sell electronics parts. If you need to purchase a part, please visit an online vendor. For more information on borrowing components, see [[front-desk|the front desk]]. Items are available for checkout at the front desk. We do //not// sell electronics parts. If you need to purchase a part, please visit an online vendor. For more information on borrowing components, see [[front-desk|the front desk]].
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