Friday, July 15, 2011
Just received my first batch of properly professionally made PCBs! They’re tiny. Everything looks OK, but no way to tell until I’ve stuck all the components on and programmed it… I knew it was going to be a bit fiddly soldering the bits on, but I was still a bit taken aback at how bloody tiny everything is.
Got the soldering iron out and had a go:
Doesn’t look too bad, but won’t have time to try testing and programming it (and then testing it again) ’til the weekend… Lots of potential for mistakes, short circuits etc.
Exciting, though. Funny to see my design in physical form. Makes me want to design loads more :)
(As for what this PCB is for - well, it’s a secret project at the moment, but as soon as I’m allowed, I’ll explain it a bit better)