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A project log for Universal Glucometer

Did your test strips just get more expensive? Has the drug store run out of strips for YOUR meter? Like to be able to use any test strip?

Tom MeehanTom Meehan 01/28/2017 at 05:330 Comments

It's been a few months since I've posted to this project - sorry about that. Due to issues with my changing code and the layout of the board, I really needed to step back and reorganize my approach.

My background in C programming is weak so, I decided to do what I should have done at the start of this project, and that is go back to basics and start at the beginning to fully learn and understand the fundamentals of C programming (with a focus on micro-controllers). So, that is what I am presently doing.

In addition, I am redesigning the PCB - 2 layer board with all components on one side. The original board I designed was 2 layers with surface mount components on both sides. Being accustomed to through hole components, I didn't realize keeping the components on one side would make things much easier when it came to re-flowing the board (I hand soldered all the components, even the SMD ones).

So... check back soon for updates.

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