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A project log for Orb Omni-Light

A palm sized lantern with high powered LEDs, wireless charging, and a single button for dimming, power cycling, and selecting battery modes.

ChristianChristian 08/29/2015 at 19:082 Comments

After selecting components I decided to tackle board layout. I will be using a small piece of perfboard. I sketched up a wiring schematic or three but quickly discovered that this strategy would not work well for laying out components on the board. I downloaded Eagle and taught myself just barely enough to generate a compact board layout which would help me figure out where components should go and which side of the board to put them. I couldn't quite find all of the right component footprints and the PCB traces are just general routing guidelines. I planned on deadbugging and air wiring some of the components anyway. This is one of my nearly final iterations.

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davedarko wrote 03/05/2017 at 16:57 point

that looks tough to debug. Any real schematics? 

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Christian wrote 03/05/2017 at 17:47 point

There's a .dxf in the files section, that's the closest thing I have at the moment. I also have a bunch of hand drawn schematics I sketched out as I was building.

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