Week 2 - Ruining Perfectly Good Copper (ie. Building a Circuit)


Posted by Jordan Kennedy on September 26, 2017

Objectives:

  1. Make a Circuit

This week focused both on cutting a board and soldering the parts to it.

My first attempt to cut resulted in ruined copper. I didn’t zero the machine in the center. See image below.

Ruined Copper

My second attempt also resulted in ruined copper for the same reason as above. Only I didn’t realize why. So instead of trying again, it took me 3 cuts (a total of 9 passes) to cut my copper adequately.

Bare Bones

Next came soldering. This was embrassingly slow going and tedious due to, at first a too light hand and then a too heavy hand.

I learned all kinds of tricks. With the right lighting, I can make my disaster still look pretty darn good. Bare Bones