Mes trouvailles du jour : 10 September 2015

Mes trouvailles du jour : 9 September 2015

  • : Site de téléprocédures de la douane
    Ben voilà, pourquoi s’emmerder :
    "Afin d’exclure les versions des navigateurs ne répondant pas aux normes de sécurité récentes, la Douane va relever à partir du 1er juillet 2015 les versions minimales des navigateurs supportés par le site Prodouane et les téléprocédures. Par ailleurs, les navigateurs peu utilisés sur le site Prodouane, comme Safari (moins de 2% d’accès), sortiront également de ce palier. Ainsi, à compter du 1er juillet 2015, les versions de navigateurs supportées seront : Internet Explorer 8.0 et suivants Firefox 17 et suivants. Les utilisateurs sous Mac OS sont invités à télécharger de préférence le navigateur Firefox."

    Si je pouvais faire pareil avec mes clients… :D

Mes trouvailles du jour : 28 August 2015

  • Pydio, formerly AjaXplorer
    solution de partage de fichiers, multi utilisateurs, responsive, avec clients de synchronisation (dans version payante).
    Une solution community open source est dispo.
  • Mattermost
    Un réseau social pour bosser en collaboratif (partage de fichiers, message privés ou public, recherche, responsive, etc.)
    Le tout en auto-hébergeable (docker inside).
    A tester !

Mes trouvailles du jour : 16 August 2015

Process audio file with Sox using Room EQ Wizard filter file

Rationale: compensate a speaker response curve (gain and phase) on a audio file.

Just came accross REW (Room EQ Wizard) (Linux, Windows, Mac), it let you plot the output of your speakers, then create a filter to compensate the flaws.

Once you created your finely tuned speakers, Export-> Filter as text file.

Then, it’s time to process the audio file with this filter, using the amazing Sox:

sox -q input_file.wav output_file.wav `awk ‘$4==”PK” { gsub(/,/,”",$6 );val=$6;printf ” equalizer “val” “$12″q “$9}’ val=”%’6.3f” REW_filter.txt`

That’s it: you have a outputfile with the correct compensation for your just analysed speaker.

Of course this method is for non-real time need.

microSD card reflow: quick and dirty PCB with Kicad

Ever wanted to add a lot a flash memory to a small microcontroller? NOR flash or EEPROM are ok, but only for small size. For Gbit range, you need NAND, and with NAND comes CCR, LUT, wearleveling, etc… Furthermore, they are darn expensive in small volume.

SD and microSD card are very interesting: they cost nothing, and you just need a SPI interface as the controller is included.

Last night, I thought: “why not reflow a complete microSD card”, and save the cost of the socket, and PCB footprint size. As the card is composed of the same resin as chip casing and pins are flat bellow the microSD card and even gold plated, fore sure it should not be a problem to bring this to 270°C for 2-3 min….

Let’s try!

Here is the pinout

Then let’s create a small board, to try the reflow of a micro SD card and give access with some 2.54mm header.

Lets open Kicad and start with the schematic with Eeschema:

Then PCB new for the board layout:

Let’s submit the gerber files to OSH Park

Total including USPS post mail: 4.10€

That was my fastest board made ever, 1h30 from searching the pinout to the confirmation email!

See you back in few week for the oven reflow test!

Update: the board and the reflow!

First, let’s clean it and apply some flux:

Then some solder on the pads, and flux again:

Time to turn the heating plate and IR reflow on:

Just stir it a bit while it’s hot:

Houston, we have a reflow!

Then time to test: lets scavenge a super cheap reader microSD card reader:

And plug it: IT WORKS! After 3 min under the IR station, it does work.

I think I’ve to increase the pad size, in order to maximize the solder paste.

Now I’m confident sending to production, as I’ve quite a lot of theses cards in trays, ready for pick and place: