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Offline cas64Topic starter

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Will this PC board work for the $50 robot?
« on: June 16, 2010, 08:39:20 PM »
For someone who has experience building PC boards:

Could you take a quick look at the one I made, and let me know if you think it will work?
This is my first try at soldering. I'm building the $50 robot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51217215@N02/

Thank You!

Offline Alfa_Zulu

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Re: Will this PC board work for the $50 robot?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 11:24:56 PM »
Hey,

it looks a little messy, but as long as there are no shorts it should be fine, use a multimeter on the headers and see if its a closed circuit between the pins you want linked (dry solder joints can be a pain) and make sure that pins which shouldn't be touching don't make a circuit. Some multimeter's have a continuity mode you can use however mine doesn't so i just switch it to resistance lol.

let us know how it goes  :)

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Re: Will this PC board work for the $50 robot?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 01:25:24 AM »
Yeah, soldering looks a little dry, but a damn good job for a first attempt, run over it with a multimeter and try to find dry joints, shorts etc... then power it up with no mcu inside. If that goes well, no overly hot regulator etc, try running it with the mcu inside and programming.
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Re: Will this PC board work for the $50 robot?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 06:59:31 AM »
Thanks a ton!

 


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