📢 #FreeCAD #News Official release (v0.20) is rescheduled for Monday June 13th. Technically the release will officially be tagged the night before but build packages will be built overnight + available the next day.

Here's the announcement:

Almost there!

just read the release notes of #freecad version 0.20, lots of really cool new features and improvements. And for quite a few things that have been bugging me in the past, as well.
Awesome! Looking forward to it!

new in my shop: Light detector, 5V, based on photodiode and opamp -- 5V daylight intensity sensor, for direct connection to AD converter of microcontroller tindie.com/products/offerman/l "A modern alternative to the traditional voltage divider circuits based on photoresistors (i.e. LDR's containing cadmium). Photodiodes provide only a small current when light is falling onto the silicon, so they need an operational amplifier before the output can be delivered to an AD converter for readout."

No 24-channel driver chips available before May/June, or even 2023! ( TLC5947, PCA9956B, PCA9957, PCA9626B).
What to do: wait, or redesign using cascaded chips with less channels?

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Adrian Offerman is a computer engineer by origin, who has been working in technology transfer, science communication, knowledge transfer, and ICT specialist journalism. Offerman Industries is his latest undertaking in engineering, creating art and design based on old-school electronics.