Making the Smaller PSOC4 Brushless Actuator Controller

A project log for 3D Printed Robot Actuator

A high speed and high torque robotic actuator using low-cost brushless motors, custom controller, 3D printed parts and bearings.

Paul GouldPaul Gould 01/22/2020 at 16:500 Comments

Boards got delivered from JLC PCB. Ordered on Monday night, arrived in Australia on Monday morning. 

10x 4 layer boards + Shipping = AU$35.75

Internal Power planes were checked and all seamed fine. Next time I will order gold boards.

Via hole centering is slightly better than the last boards I had made at PCBWay.

Surface finish is not as good, but I think I ordered a better finish last time.

Silkscreen is clear and much better aligned.

I am happy with the boards.

I populated the board by hand using a soldering iron, solder and solder wick.

I will order a stencil next time or just get JLC to populate the PCB. I may still order a stencil for the remaining boards.

I took two nights to populate and 90% test the boards.

Motor is running from this board, so the follwoing are working

Next to test