I think I finally know what I'm doing -Eric

A project log for Barnabas-Bot

An open-source educational robotics project that inspires elementary and middle school kids to invent through building their own robot

ericeric 05/13/2017 at 21:250 Comments

Hey everyone,

Since I checked in with you last time I've just been doing more of the same. That is, routing the subsystems for the Barnabas bot noggin. I am almost done with this process and will soon begin the integrated layout of the board.

So, not super exciting, BUT, I feel like I've leveled up as far as routing goes.

Below is an image of me routing on KiCad earlier this week;

Maybe I'm giving myself to much credit but I am very proud of the PCB I made for the core processor board, take a look;

I did actually have a plan when routing this board. The first thing I did was make specific GND and 5V paths so that I could easily navigate additional tracks to power. The second was to intentionally branch the tracks of the ATmega328P outward before actually trying to navigate it into its proper place. Keeping those two things in mind really seemed to help me route the board. Anyway that's all I've got for today.

Till next time,