Posted by Jordan Kennedy on October 10, 2017
I attempted 5 boards.
I milled two boards.
After placing the Tiny44 upside down, I tried to move it and ended up tearing up the leads.
Not wanting to wait in line to mill my board, I thought I’d be clever and use the vinal cutter.
And…. that didn’t work.
So I went back to the mill to cut my board. This was successful in that I soldered all my parts to the board. However, when attempting to program it, it failed. A closer look revealed a lead that was too narrow.
I then learned the trick to successfully cutting copper on the vinyl cutter.
It is necessary to secure the copper to a more rigid vinyl piece.
Attached Copper to Vinyl piece.
This was far more successful.
However, my leads were still far too small. If I use the vinyl cutter again I need more spacing.
Successful Attempt (But Modified)
My final project called for a capacitive depth sensor. To do this required to me to modify the Hello World board.
More details on this board can be found on Input Week.