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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 06/17/2017 at 19:311 Comment

My first PCBs have arrived!

So I should be excited, right? Well, hold on. Here is the back side of the board;

See it?

Look closer;

........... Not my finest moment, that's for sure. So I'm left with with the task of McGyvering a way to solder a cap, and then a voltage reg. on top of it. Afterwards HOPEFULLY it just works.

In addition to that I am working on the next iteration of the board. I'm considering all of the problems the current board has, coming from the obvious ones (see above), the mechanical ones that will make it difficult to combine this board with the body Ryan is developing (current one fits but could stand to be .5mm to 1mm wider), and the manufacturing minded ones that will inflate the price of the board (such as having components on both sides of the board as opposed to one).

Till next time

-Eric

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de∫hipu wrote 06/18/2017 at 18:35 point

You could solder the regulator first, and then solder the cap to the regulator's legs. It seems doable with a bit of wire...

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