PCB Design, Fabrication, & Assembly
The goal of this assignment was to fabricate (mill) and assemble (stuff) a PCB. A PCB or printed circuit board is used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways, tracks or signal traces etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. This is something I've never done - thank you to the TAs and classmates for their help. More photos: Flickr Set
I had the good fortune of debugging my board in the High/Low Tech group where I learned about soft circuits and the amazing resource How To Get What You Want. This gives me hope for my final project. Other Final Project related links - Final Project Preparation.
At Long Last
A working FABisp or SEDisp in this case.
|David Carr in action||PCB - 2" x 1"|
|$100 Mantis Milling Machine||The Modela|
|Joint Size Testing||Mantis at work|
|Mantis Interface||Mantis Interface|
Was more difficult than expected. I'd never soldered anything so tiny.
|Weller soldering irons||Stuffed|
Given PCB Design
PNG of PCB to Mill