I’ve finally gotten around to assembling my first prototype. I’ve had the board and components in my hands for a couple weeks, but have been kept pretty busy with schoolwork and senior design. This post documents the process I took bringing up the board.
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I’ve completed the layout of my previously designed schematic. I’ve over-sized the board by a good bit so I can get a feel for the component sizes and the ease of soldering them to the board. Below is a 3D Rendering of what the completed board should look like.
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I have recently stumbled upon a service called BatchPCB which offers cheap single run PCB prototyping. I’ve decided to give them a try since it seems safe for someone whose never designed a board from scratch. After some digging it seems like going to their supplier, Gold Pheonix, would work out cheaper if you’re looking at a design that’s larger than 35 inch^2. This requires a minimum order though, so for now I’m going to give BatchPCB a shot. I’m going to convert one of my old wire-wrap designs, a light controller, to test out this service and practice PCB design.
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