Week 56: It's alive
My circuit boards arrived from JLCPCB and they’ve really exceeded my expectations. The front panels that I intended to be temporary turned out perfectly, and as I made Kicad fooprints for all the elements, I now have the ability to make other panels in the same style very easily. I even like the bog standard vector PCB lettering for the labels.
Week 55: Bit rot
All the components have arrived for my Pipistrelle project, and I’m just waiting for the circuit boards. Those were completed towards the end of the week, and they’re currently somewhere at a Fedex facility in Guangzhou.
Week 54: Going into production
I finally ordered the circuit boards for my Eurorack project, which I’ve given the name Pipistrelle after the soprano pipistrelle bats that live in the woodland by our house.
Week 53: Keeping going
I was torn on how to number this week, whether to restart at 1 (the ISO week number), or keep going, or do something else entirely. But as I started with 0 back in January 2021, I decided to just continue. There is an ISO week 53 in some years, but never a 54, so it will no longer be ambiguous from next week. It’s nice to have a monotonically-increasing number as an encouragement.
Week 52: Winterregnum
We did it. 2021 is over. L— and I went for dinner at a friend’s house, watched a strange, low budget, but very enjoyable comedy horror film (Tucker & Dale vs Evil), and went out to the river to watch the fireworks and light shows at midnight.