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If you're planning on hand fiddling SMD parts, don't order your boards in BLUE. They're pretty, but HARD to see where you're putting the parts. :roll:

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So this would be a BSoD in hardware then?

Einstein was right: "Two things are unlimited: the universe and the human stupidity. But i'm not quite sure about the former..."

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Likely just infested with smurfs.

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Sounds a little odd. I've hand loaded green, red & black boards and never really noticed any difference in degree of difficulty. I even have a blue board in the near future. Might have to rethink the idea.

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Blue boards are okay. Just use pink SMD parts.

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steve17 wrote:
Blue boards are okay. Just use pink SMD parts.

:lol: pink parts, it should be fun...

Regards,

Bruno Muswieck

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Oh. I've always ordered them in black, 'cept some capacitors are brown. Pink would make assembly MUCH easier.

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My blue board. Yet another failed attempt to draw on a tft display. I've now been 4 months trying in vain to do something others do in a few hours.

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Nice board! Did you design it?

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Of course. Who else would silkscreen "Barefoot Electronics" on their design.

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:lol:

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"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

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Does look nice.

Bin looking for an application for those nifty little nav switches. Maybe one day.

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I call them "5 way" switches. They're there mostly 'cause I like them. You can push it in, though only while centered, and they have 2 positions in each direction. I guess they're actually "6 way" switches.

The board contains a charge pump regulator, xMega192D3 with 16MHz crystal, ATTiny45 (for turning it on and off), a micro SD card, an 8MBit flash chip, a sound output and an MMA accelerometer. It fits inside a Serpac H65,HH case with the 5-way's peeking out and the TFT display showing from the front.

Unfortunately, the mystery of these TFT displays still eludes me.

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Those switches seem like the joystick on the Butterfly.

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But they don't go side to side. They're ALPS SLLB120300.

Now everybody tells me, "It's just not right without a knob." Didn't design that into the board.

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I once did a pcb in all black, that was a big mistake as it is almost impossible to visually track the traces.

Green seems to be the best color in terms of trace clarity, and it is cheaper to boot.

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Elecfreaks offers colors for the same price as green, so since it doesn't cost any extra, I figure, "Why be normal?"

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