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Gabriel Morell





ESP-USB Assembly
posted March 1, 2015, 1:55 a.m.
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After designing the board and planning out what features I wanted on it, I put it together and sent it off to OSHPark for fabrication

Glamour shot of all the parts together

Glamour shot of all the parts together

I started putting together these boards 3 at a time. This was my first time doing SMT

Serious kind of parts

Serious kind of parts

So many small caps

So many small caps

Regulators and caps on

Regulators and caps on

At this point I'm getting the hang of SMT soldering.

So many small resistors

So many small resistors

Amber LEDs

Amber LEDs

Almost fully populated

Almost fully populated

Many burns later...

With the ESP-01

With the ESP-01

Regulator test

Regulator test

Fully powered on

Fully powered on

I realized that testing the regulator I had put in the power LED backwards. :-\

ESP-USB pre-fabrication
Building the Aether