B1 Schematic upload

A project log for Scorpion 3.0

Multi tool design for the IIIrd world countries

Marius TaciucMarius Taciuc 08/04/2017 at 03:580 Comments

I managed to upload the Schematic files (also) for the B1 iteration of my project. Everything is looking so pretty now. 

As you can notice, I changed the package of the MSP430. This is what I have recently purchased and I'm gonna go with it. I also replaced the op-amp with the LM324. This one has better accuracy and it promises to add less noise to my reading. I relabeled the names of the components to make the entire design more clear. I updated some component values, re-positioned the rotary encoder and added a buzzer. 

I managed to test the control of the LM2596 using a optocoupler instead of a potentiometer  and it works just fine. I'm not sure about the resolution it will provide and i'm not sure about the range in which I will be able to adjust the output voltage, but I'm pretty confident that I can make it work, so I'm gonna go for this design. After all, if the resolution of the PWM won't be enough, I could lower the frequency and increase the resolution. (I so have to explain this in a future post)

I think the next step would  be to come up with the layout and order some PCB's.

Stay tuned!