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A project log for bioloop

a biofeedback wristband with galvanic skin response: giving insight into emotions

qquuiinnqquuiinn 07/29/2016 at 23:111 Comment

My OSHpark order came in today a day early. It's the first PCB that i've completed (second if you count some free freelance work I did on reddit awhile ago) and I was very impressed. The flashy mailer, contained three! bioloop boards. They all felt very well made, but were WAY smaller than I was expecting. The picture below shows all three along with a 20mm coin cell battery and US quarter for scale. Hopefully this means I can make bioloop very compact and unobtrusive.

I also got a very quality-feeling vinyl sticker, which I promptly stuck on my laptop.

At this point, I have all the stuff to get bioloop's electronics working. But before then, I'll need to get ahold of a decent soldering iron. All of the passives are 0603, and while I have a set of dentist's picks to help maneuver the tiny lil' components around, my iron is showing it's age. I bought it in 2011 at a chain hardware store and haven't replaced the tip since.

Love you, OSHpark <3


oshpark wrote 08/12/2016 at 04:14 point

Nice board!  Hope you got a new iron.  We're excited to see the assembled boards.

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