STL to Autodesk Inventor format using FreeCad

This is just a very brief note, mostly for my personal reference.. Tutorial: http://northernhope.blogspot.com/2013/05/stl-to-step-with-freecad.html Some additions to the above tutorial: Part > Convert To Solid before exporting Upon opening in autodesk inventor the part will be solid and you can modify faces and create sketches upon them, much better than the native STL import in autodesk.

Signing drivers for Windows 8

https://github.com/pbatard/libwdi/wiki/Signed-Driver-Walkthrough For GlobalSign make sure you have these extra certs installed: https://support.globalsign.com/customer/portal/articles/1698751-ev-code-signing-for-windows-7-and-8 This piece of information from the above link was interesting to me: “At this stage, it may be important to stress out that the trust validation for signed driver binaries (.sys, .dll) and the trust validation for signed driver packages (.cat) are a completely…

Fixing bricked FTDI chips

Fixing the FTDI drivers – prevent auto updates Use FTDI driver version 2.08.14 Use FTProg version to fix PID number Must manually change the driver as it does not autodetect the 0000 PID driver for some reason Once it is detected but not working you can use the FTProg program to change the PID…