Bringing a 12 year old Roland MDX-20 up to date

How to add: USB connection, FTDI drivers and a new postprocessor to a low cost CNC mill (Roland MDX-15 / MDX-20).

Description Adding USB connection, drivers and a new postprocessor to a low cost CNC mill (Roland MDX-15 / MDX-20). Features Adding USB interface to main PCB Custom FTDI driver HTML post processor Batch files to control mill Development During my … Continue reading Continue reading

Repairing a broken AirPort Express

How to fix an AirPort Express Base Station that does not power up. I added a 5V power adapter and a 3.3V LDO instead of the broken power unit.

Description Fix an Apple AirPort Express Base Station that does not power up. Steps Open device Try to find problem Cheat Close device Development A friend of mine had an airport express that had stopped to work. He bought a … Continue reading Continue reading

Using a Sony Ericsson dock as an USB2Serial adapter

Getting serial connection (5v RS232) from a USB SEMC DSS-20 SyncStation. Guide for: Disassembly, Attaching serial communication cables, Remove serial EEPROM to avoid custom drivers for the FTDI232 chip.

Description Getting serial connection (5v RS232) from a USB SEMC DSS-20 SyncStation Features Disassembly Attaching serial communication cables Remove serial EEPROM to avoid custom drivers Stripping down the PCB for minimal size Development During my time as concept creator at … Continue reading Continue reading