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Bodgetty Bodge

A project log for SpiderWing

Spider robot powered by Adafruit Feather boards and CircuitPython.

de∫hipude∫hipu 12/16/2019 at 22:490 Comments

The PCBs arrived today, so time for some testing. I didn't have any PCA9685 left, so I had to remove it from one of my old #Servo Breakout for WeMos D1 Mini boards. With all the parts in place, time for some test:

And nope, the Feather doesn't get enough power. That's weird. Let's check the footprint for that battery protection chip again, shall we? Ah-ha! Here you go, I switched two pins, of course:

Fortunately the bodge is quite easy here. Of course I already fixed the mistake in the PCB design files. With this small change, everything is working as intended.

It took some time to assemble the legs, but nothing revolutionary there. I have all the physical parts assembled, but no time for tuning and programming it, so it will probably wait for the holidays.

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