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Reflow soldering rocks!

Ham radioPosted by Mikael Larsmark 2008-04-15 23:12
When you get used to have access to such a lab I have at work you really get spoiled. Most of the stuff I build today I use the soldering oven to "cook" the cards and the result is great and you build a card probably five times as fast compared to when you solder it by hand, if not even faster.

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Tomorrow I will start testing the communication interface. Everything seem to work on the card. If I activate all the outputs the voltage regulator gets a bit warm but it's nothing to worry about. I do however use very little current for the LEDs so I am considering gettiing some high intensity ones for the next card.

Here is a bad picture taken with my mobile phones camera when I have it connected to the STK500. I need to make a bootloader that work over my communication bus later so that I can update all the modules without connecting the ISP.

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