Fabricating, wiring, learning

2017 Apr 06
#electronics  #cut2d  #elecFab 

This dance is as follows: mill, solder, wire.

Familiar aesthetic for the board. Milling the traces at 0.10mm depth once again was unsuccessful so I dropped the depth to 0.15mm and milled on top of the previously milled stock. Soldering was significantly faster. This time, when heating the connections I kept a count in my head which varied from an one to three count according to the size of the components. Worked well in terms of pace. Checked all the connections with a multimeter. No problems. Initially I connected an incorrect resistor in front of the LED which took me a few minutes of failure to program communications with the LED to find. When I did, I pulled that fraud off the board and invited the right size in.

I soldered a 1*something female pin header to the LED. Easy connections.

The shorter pin of the LED is the cathode side. Other signifiers: on the cathode side there often is a flat section of the rounded plastic base and the larger metal side inside.

LED extension cables.

I am powering with this 9volt battery. This is a connection I soldered to a female pin header.

The wire connections to the LCD panel according to the datasheet.

And finally. with everything connected, it is time to program.

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I will post links to resources I have found helpful here.

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