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by KreAture
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!
Replies: 30
Views: 17404

Re: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!

Nudge nudge...
I still have a LOT of designs ppl will want and I am not moving to the US to sell em.
by KreAture
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: TCM8230MD CMOS 640x480 Camera Interface
Replies: 24
Views: 13684

Re: TCM8230MD CMOS 640x480 Camera Interface

No. The I2C is no problem as the signal is low frq. The data signal especially clock goes out of sync with the data flanks due to crosstalk and due to weak driver. I am sure using a buffer close to the camera is the right solution and matching this driver and impedances of signals to the cable for a...
by KreAture
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: TCM8230MD CMOS 640x480 Camera Interface
Replies: 24
Views: 13684

Re: TCM8230MD CMOS 640x480 Camera Interface

My biggest problem with these sensors is the large distance between my controller hardware and the sensor chip. The driver in the sensor is apparantly very weak so it doesn't take much of a mismatch to get data integrity problems. The reflected signals also interfere in the sensor and deteriorates t...
by KreAture
Fri May 18, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?

Latest version of Eagle CAD can export to Google Scetch UP with the script EagleUP (downloaded seperately).
This gives you a model with all objects seperate so they can be edited and modified, even textured.
by KreAture
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?

The board is $8 instead of $2.5 and I don't really mind as the alternative is my other supplier at $200. My other supplier would give me 5 panels of 90 boards pr panel in 5 days though. I just don't need $200 worth of junk if they don't work... Also, I actually may need to go 4-layer so then the lay...
by KreAture
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?

To ansver my own question. To fool the DRC-bot into using 4-layer rules, add two empty.g2 and empty.g3 containing the following: G75* G70* %OFA0B0*% %FSLAX24Y24*% %IPPOS*% %LPD*% %AMOC8* 5,1,8,0,0,1.08239X$1,22.5* % %ADD10R,0.0236X0.0354*% %ADD11C,0.0071*% %ADD12R,0.0248X0.0500*% %ADD13R,0.0500X0.02...
by KreAture
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Dummy layers to get 4-layer rules in DRC?

Can you fake two layers extra in the datafiles to get 4-layer rules? My design requires the tolerances of 4-layer but my free cad soft can only do 2-layers. There should be a checkbox in the order to select designrules... While one is at it, a checkbox to expedite the order would save you some email...
by KreAture
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: TCM8230MD CMOS 640x480 Camera Interface
Replies: 24
Views: 13684

Re: TCM8230MD CMOS 640x480 Camera Interface

Thanks mwoo! That really helped! Still need to tune my image settings for better contrast I think. I'm working on a new driver for atmels new release of trhe ISI driver in mainline linux. It is supported on their AT91 arm platforms. I'm hoping to get the new gen2 isi driver to also support the gen1 ...
by KreAture
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: GPS MN1010 AND TCM8230 MD PCB board
Replies: 9
Views: 4055

Re: GPS MN1010 AND TCM8230 MD PCB board

For anyone still working with this camera. To avoid noise on your pictures make sure to level-convert the EXTCLK input. Also add a R/C filter to drop a bit of harmonics but not too much as you need to give it sharp enough flanks to satisfy the 5ns max rise/falltimes. For better noise immunity also u...
by KreAture
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: TCM8240MD connector and example
Replies: 463
Views: 247874

Re: TCM8240MD connector and example

Wow! Been a long time! Just wanted to mention I hope to publish a updated version of Atmels ISI driver with tcm8230md and tcm8240 driver module for avr32linux. It has all the cameras registers available in debugfs for hacking directly from linux userspace. It still has issues but it's also a lot of ...
by KreAture
Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!
Replies: 30
Views: 17404

Re: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!

Btw, My friend doesn't seem to have any issues with iStockPhoto or any other sites selling his pictures for him. Most of them are US based. So, it looks like it is not only Apple that has no problems with this, but T-shirt artwork sites, stock photo sites and multi-level marketing firms.
by KreAture
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!
Replies: 30
Views: 17404

Re: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!

Umm, I never said it doesn't need to be reported I just say that american companies paying up to foreign persons don't have to file those foreign persons personal taxes. You yourself say: "I didn't say apple tells your local government about your earnings - I said apple tells the IRS about your earn...
by KreAture
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!
Replies: 30
Views: 17404

Re: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!

First off, the geek points are different to the jinx gold but in essence they are valid as payment and as such I have to pay tax on the item as it crosses the border to me. However, they simply record it as income in their end. But, to the point. You are wanting to misinterpret. However you actually...
by KreAture
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!
Replies: 30
Views: 17404

Re: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!

You are setting up the wrong argument. The music industry has done this for a long time and it is a matter of ownership and rights. If I uppload a design to batchpcb with the agreement that they can sell it for royalties to me, it is a form of licencing and they now have the rights I don't. Since th...
by KreAture
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: BatchPCB
Topic: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!
Replies: 30
Views: 17404

Re: Unfair! I want to sell PCB's too!

Come on! It's been ages and still no movement on this! Store credit or let us sell freely! I am in Norway and I can BUY stuff from you, so why can't you give me royalties? The store credit idea is also a goldmine for you as you get to reduce the actual payment based on the in-cost vs out-cost of an ...