ecDB is basically a place where you, as an electronics hobbyist (or professional) can add your own components to your personal database to keep track of what components you own, where they are, how many you own and so on.
Me, Nils, have always wanted to have a system like this to keep track of what component I own. Before I created this system I (I guess you too…) had to dig through boxes filled with components to maybe find that component I needed. This is an unnecessary task to do, it not only takes time, and it also can be really frustrating not to find that component you are looking for. So I ended up creating this website where I easily can keep track of my components!
ecDB – electronics component database - [Link]
Component Organizer is a small and easy to use program that lets you search for components, datasheets and application notes in a very easy and practical way.
Ideal to use in a PEN drive, so you could always have all the important data with you. Get Component Organizer and take it for a spin to see what it can actually do for you!
Component organizer program - [Link]
redFrog Pick and Place machine – example of the pick and place process – [via]
This video demonstrates the process from solder paste application to picking and placing the SMD components to the final flowing of the solder. The picking and placing is done using the new redFrog pick and place machine.
redFrog Pick and Place machine - [Link]
In this video, we’re demonstrating how to measure component signatures using a digital storage oscilloscope, signal generator, and a solderless breadboard.
How to Use an Oscilloscope and Signal Generator as a Component Tester / Curve Tracer – [Link]
Everyone knows the problem: You have a transistor, but you can’t read its signature. Or you can’t find the datasheet… You have a diode, but… You have a capacitor, but you can’t read… Here is a smarty solution.
* Automatic Detection of NPN and PNP transistors, N-and P-channel MOSFETs, diodes (including double diodes), thyristors, triacs and resistors.
* Automatic detection and reporting of the pins of the test component
* Detection and display of protection diodes for transistors and MOSFETs
* Determination of the amplification factor and the base-emitter forward voltage of transistors
* Measurement of the gate threshold voltage and gate capacitance of MOSFETs
* Show the values on a text-LCD (2×16)
* One-button operation, automatic shut-off
* Power consumption in off mode: <20 nA
This tester also supports diode measuring, R/C testing, and a lot of other components identifying. [via]
Component checker / tester - [Link]
Check out this nifty automated strip cutter for surface-mount components built by some Dutch students from printer parts (stepper motor and LCD display), an Atmel ATMega8 controller, and a servomotor.
[Youtube] Automated SMD component cutter – [Link]