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DigiKey's KiCad library is really broken
tl;dr: Don't use DigiKey's KiCad library. Obviously, you shouldn't trust random libraries on the Internet. Heck, you shouldn't trust the actual KiCad libraries most of the time. I'm still annoyed about this because I've got a pack of useless PCBs. DigiKey, for whatever reasons, has been trying to…

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The second eight weeks of shelter-in-place stress baking with Jill
Days and weeks blur together in shelter-in-place, I guess. Still, baking can continue. Week Nine: Babka, Pizza, Hilton Garden cookies, and Brioche My parents asked "Well, when are you going to do Babka?" So I guess I had to do Babka. Recipe Recipe Recipe Babka is something that's really interesting…

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TLC5940, TLC59116, and IS31FL3218 LED drivers
tl;dr: The TLC59116 is a pretty neat part Following up to the previous entry on the CAT4019/CAV4019 LED driver , I got three more intelligent controllers to play with. All three of these are external intelligent LED drivers, two from TI, one from Lumissil. I soldered the three of them to surface…

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Three and a half new ways to deep sleep in ESPHome
I've been wanting to do some stuff with solar power and low energy and ESPHome. Thing is, either of those devices eats up quite a bit of current. Less than a Pi, but still enough power to matter if you are using solar power. Furthermore, I think that ESPHome's over-the-air software update system…