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Components for the Prototyping board arrived!

Hey guys,

A couple of days ago, the components for my new PCB arrived so I was able to test my design. The result was successful! Personally this was a simple board carries a lot of “firsts” for me. To begin with, it was the first time I ever designed a board on EAGLE that became an actual PCB. This might sound stupid but its different to make a design for home production (using chemicals) and a design that includes 2 layers, vias, solder masks, silkscreens, correct drill holes etc. I am not saying its hard, I am just saying its different so there are new things to consider.

Another “first” was the soldering of a TQFP package which as it turns out its not that hard (actually its like magic ;))! I had to buy some solder paste and a tweezers to make my life easier. I am suggesting to check out Surface Mount Soldering guide if you are interested.

Anyway, for a first attempt, I believe the results are pretty good. I made a simple blinking LED program which works, the power switch and reset button work, so I am assuming the design is OK.

I will make another post soon to include the schematics and stuff if anyone is interested and hopefully start producing some projects on this proto board. Finally here are a couple of pictures of the board:

Looking good!

Dimensions are 5cm x 5cm

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  1. October 6th, 2011 at 01:06 | #1

    Nice work, which pic you are using??

  2. psychoul
    October 6th, 2011 at 11:22 | #2

    That is the 18F4520

  3. wael matar
    November 16th, 2012 at 18:41 | #3

    this PCB for what ?
    could you please but a tutorial or anything to explain it

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