It came, got assembled, it works!

A project log for 1284P-Target

A development board for the Atmega1284P.

mcu_nerdmcu_nerd 07/11/2018 at 14:260 Comments

The Saturday before last my PCBs arrived from JLCPCB.  I got the joy of getting out my soldering station and assembling everything.  It doesn't look like it would take too long but between being several months since I last used my soldering station, getting SMD components out of their packaging, orienting the resisters the "right" way (curse my OCD) , doing a mid-assembly cleaning with IPA, and having a few parts deciding to launch across the room. it took me around 3 hours.  It would really be nice to have a space for a dedicated bench vs having to invade to kitchen counters, but you can't have everything.

 I plugged in an Atmega1284P chip, connected my USBASP, used avrdude to check that it could communicate with the Atmega1284P, no response so I simply had to push it in slightly more and was able read it fine.   I plan to play around a bit more with the board this week.

Again many thanks to all of you that liked my project that resulted in me getting the HaD prize seed funding to pay to get the boards made.  I'm not currently employed (I do side jobs when I get the opportunity), so I have to watch my spending.