For $2800 you can get a half-decent automatic pick-and-place, but this manual one is still way badass, and I would be tempted to go for it instead.
This is awesome. Makes me want to finish repairing my Mac SE/30
3D-printed PCB through-hole assembly jigging for holding parts in place while a board is upside-down for soldering.
I was asked to give a talk or run a workshop at WOPR Summit about lessons I've learned manufacturing homebrew electronics at (modest) scale. I wasn't able to make that commitment in time, but I will be writing up some blog posts in lieu of a presentation.
installed a package with npm today.. it went like this
first npm warned about 2 known security holes in libraries, but installed them anyway. One was a 2017 code execution vulnerability in some kind of eval library, fixed in a newer version but the dependency had not been updated. Yikes.
Then npm crashed. I restarted it.
Then a package used a postinstall script to display an advertisement.
Then a package used a postinstall script to download a binary blob.
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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko