Introducing the 2013 Christmas PCBs

Two years ago, I made a snowman circuit board. It was a fairly simple board - white with black silkscreen artwork, and a bunch of LEDs for the scarf and buttons on the snowman. A small PIC microcontroller handled blinking the LEDs in various patterns, and a button allowed the user to switch between patterns, as well as turn the unit off. Power came from a small watch battery. I made 100 of them, and they were a huge hit. I've shown these at various Maker Faires over the two years since, and one question always came up: "Are you selling these?" Two years later, I've finally gotten the [ Read More ]