Wednesday, March 10, 2010

i need about a decade worth of soldering lessons

i got one more part intoday it is a proto shield for my arduino mega, i had to solder it together, that was not too bad though i seem to have melted my soldering irons tip off of it, so now it has something like a chisel tip.

so far it is not all that pretty but it dose seem to work so far, and i need to clean up the pins some more, but it is on there at least,  i also stuck my small purple bread board on it for now too. that is what i wanted the proto shield for mostly any how. though i will say that i thought it came with a power led, and it did not, and the usb port is too tall for that board too. but over all i am happy with it, though it did come with a few too many parts i think. i have more than a few pieces left over that i dont think i will need for some time now.

oh ya i also did order a proper soldering iron from spark fun with some of my tax money, i am just wating for them to get it back in stock now, i hope they get it soon.

1 comment:

  1. :-)
    There's a good soldering tutorial written by a RepRap Novice on the wiki:
    http://objects.reprap.org/wiki/Soldering_Tutorial

    Looks like you're making good progress!

    Keep it up!

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